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 chic rooftops, spanning the CBD to the outer suburbs. Get your fix with our picks on where to drink outside in Sydney.  

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Last updated on 5th February 2024

Village Crown

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.

Rosehill Bowling Club

The Rosehill Bowling Club is an idyllic spot to visit with friends and enjoy a game or two, as well as some food and drinks. It boasts a bright and airy dining space adorned with hanging plants, plus an outside area perfect for a relaxing sip. On the menu, there's garlic pizza bread, fried chicken karaage and steak from the grill, paired with a range of drinks like beer, wine and classic cocktails. 

Slims Rooftop

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.


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.