Rooftop Bars in Australia
Let's admit it: when it comes to drinking around this glorious country, you can't beat a sky-high spot for incredible views and sun-soaked tipples. With that in mind, we've decided to put our detective skills to the test and sniff out all the best rooftop bars in Australia. An easy task, it ain't, but bit by bit we're bringing you the beachfront beauties, inner-city hangouts and quirky joints that are elevating your sips.
With a cool rooftop, elusive basement bar and an impressive dining room, State of Grace is a no-brainer when it comes to the top bars with a view in Melbourne. Watch the sunset with a signature cocktail, refreshing wine or craft beer in hand, before moving downstairs where the evening will kick up a gear.
An elegant Brisbane rooftop bar, The Terrace is providing you with a stunning cityscape backdrop, modern interiors and carefully crafted cocktails. Perched on top of the Emporium Hotel, this gem has also got tasting menus and light bites if you should get peckish.
On the hunt for bars with a view in Australia? They don't get much better than Coogee Pavilion, a seaside drinking den just a stone's throw from the beach. Along with unparalleled vistas, there's also a range of eating and drinking options available from the food hall below.
Perched on the top of SkyCity in Adelaide, Sol is an absolute knock out, boasting sweeping vistas of the verdant hills below. Grab a seat, order a tipple from their extensive selection of wines and cocktails then enjoy the incredible views.
An upper-level lido with holiday vibes? Ivy Pool Club screams luxury, with private cabanas, palm trees, live DJs and waterside sun loungers. Venture up to this spot in Sydney's CBD and see for yourself why it's one of Australia's best rooftop bars.
One of the best rooftop bars in Australia, let alone Sydney, has got to be the iconic Icebergs Dining Room and Bar. Located on the coastline, this jaw-dropping beauty is dishing up drinks and amazing views from its gorgeous glass-fronted hangout.
The Howling Moon in Canberra is serving 10s across the board for looks and libations. Nestled above Northbourne Avenue, the Rex Hotel abode is your go-to for party vibes and cocktail pitchers, while the kitchen is on hand with a range of small plates and substantial bites.
Situated in Sydney's Paddington neighbourhood, The Royal Hotel is a four-storey playground of eating, drinking and revelry. Start in its ground-floor sports bar before working your way up to the rooftop area for a gorgeous brunch or evening drinks.