One of Sydney's best secret bars also happens to house one of its best terraces. Head to Old Mate's Place for sun tanning in the warmer months, where lush foliage and tall buildings act as a backdrop, while you make your way through the menu of potent cocktails.
Rooftop Bars In Sydney
Sitting pretty above the city, perched on cliff edges and nestled in neighbourhoods, these rooftop bars in Sydney are not to be missed. Next time you're on the hunt for drinks with a view, explore our top pick of cocktail joints, secret watering holes and party palaces; all of which are sure to take your boozing to the new heights... literally.
With kitsch decor and stellar views of the city, Slims Rooftop is a top spot for sky-high drinking sessions. Of course, this bar is more than just a pretty face, as mixologists whip up refreshing signature serves while the kitchen cures hunger pangs with modern Asian fusion cuisine.
This gorgeous rooftop overlooks the Gordon's Bay area, with the glistening coastline acting as a backdrop to your drinking sessions. One of the best bars in Sydney, Coogee Pavilion is a go-to for fine dining in Mimi's, late night dancing on the terrace and bottomless weekend brunches.
If you're on the hunt for rooftop restaurants in Sydney, Babylon has got to be top of the list. Fronting a menu of Middle Eastern bites and creative cocktails alongside live music nights, bottomless brunches and incredible views of the CBD, this is a place for any and all occasions.
This is a CBD bar with so much wow-factor, you won't ever want to leave. Head to Sydney Tower where you'll find Bar 83 and Infinity, an ultra-stylish rotating venue that combines elegant fine dining with exquisite cocktails and panoramic views.
Searching for the best rooftop bars in Barangaroo? Untied is the playful party haven that's home to one of Sydney's best bottomless brunch events. Expect a menu of Southern-style dishes with unlimited cocktails and a soundtrack of soulful live performers.
Decked out in hanging foliage, a chic muted colour scheme and a dedicated cocktail bar, Elm Rooftop is a hidden gem on the top floor of The Taphouse. With views of Darlinghurst's Centennial Park, this place is a must for alfresco drinks and pub-style snacks.
Barangaroo House have modelled their gorgeous terrace space off bars in New York and LA, so expect low lighting, stylish decor and incredible views over the water. Of course the menu is just as impressive, with signature sips like the refreshing mango mule taking centre stage.
One of Paddington's top bars, The Royal Hotel is always buzzing with activity, from the chilled-out pub all the way to the rooftop. Looking for drinks with a view? This spot will have you sipping unlimited guava bellinis, rosé spritzes and refreshing ales as part of their weekend brunch.
The Rook is a cool CBD bar and restaurant, with boozy brunches, relaxed dinners and private hire available on its swoon-worthy terrace. When it comes to refreshments? Expect fresh seafood, juicy burgers and sharing platters alongside handcrafted cocktails.
Ivy Pool Club is one of Sydney's most popular bars, found at the top of the Ivy complex in Sydney CBD. Recline in a private cabana or take a dip in the crystal clear water under the city skyline, with premium cocktails and Italian-style bites available if you get hungry.