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 20th September 2021




One of the best places to drink outside in Sydney, 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.

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 house margaritas. You can also opt for their extensive wine list.

With its tropical decor and stunning views of the CBD, this is one of the best rooftop bars in Sydney. Located on the top of Hyde Park House, Slims is a pastel paradise for sipping classic cocktails, Aperol spritzes and Champagne (if you're fancy) with Asian-style dishes to accompany.

One of the best rooftop bars in Sydney CBD, Babylon is a stunning spot for outdoor drinking all year round. Not only does the venue act as a suntrap in the warmer months, but its cosy heaters make alfresco date nights in autumn and winter a lot more doable.