Where To Drink Outside In Sydney

Whether you're in the mood to top up your tan or get cosy under a heater, there are plenty of ways to get in our city's alfresco action. Outdoor bars come in the form of waterside drinking dens, beer gardens and open-air rooftops, spanning the CBD to the outer suburbs. Get your fix of beachside boozing and sky-high sipping with our recommendations to where to drink outside in Sydney.  

Last updated on 14th April 2022

Village Crown

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Village Crown is home to a gorgeous alfresco space, perfect for some summertime sunning. Head over to the Zetland haunt for cold wines and quirky cocktails on their pretty terrace. Feeling hungry? They also have some hearty fare on offer, from steaks to burgers.

The Tilbury Hotel

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At the Tilbury Hotel, you can enjoy some sips in their quirky courtyard and outdoor bar area on Nicholson Street. This modern spot has an impressive lineup of cocktails, including their fig pisco, coffee and cinnamon negroni and margaritas. You can also opt for their extensive wine list.

Smoke should be at the top of your list when it comes to the best outdoor bars in Sydney. Not only is it a buzzing waterfront terrace in the summertime, but there's even pop-up igloos in the cooler months, giving you a cosy place to enjoy drinks with a view anytime of the year. 

With its tropical decor and stunning views of the CBD, it's no wonder why Slims is a popular spot. Located on the top of Hyde Park House, is a pastel paradise for sipping classic cocktails, Aperol spritzes and Champagne (if you're fancy) with Asian-style dishes to accompany.