Top 10 Rooftop Bars in Sydney

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Sydney’s Best Rooftop Bars

It’s hard to beat Sydney on a warm sunny day and what better way to enjoy the Emerald City than by sipping a cocktail or two (who’s counting) alfresco style on one of the city’s best rooftop bars.

Here I count down my Top 10 best spots to enjoy a tipple on a rooftop in Sydney.

  1. OLD MATE’S PLACE
    If you manage to find this hidden gem you’re in for a real treat.  Inside this run down office building you will find an intimate rooftop bar.   Brought to us by the guys behind The Lobo Plantation and Kittyhawk.
    Website
    Level 4, 199 Clarence Street, Sydney
  2. COOGEE PAVILION
    The ultimate beachside rooftop bar, The Coogee Pavilion offers stunning ocean views and a pumping atmosphere.
    Read our review of Coogee Pavilion
    169 Dolphin Street, Coogee
  3. EAST VILLAGE HOTEL
    Walk up the stairs to the rooftop at The East Village Hotel and you will be rewarded with stunning city skyline views.  Look out for their latest theme, which they change according to the seasons.
    Website
    234 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst
  4. THE LIGHT BRIGADE
    Expect sweeping city views from the rooftop of the renovated Light Brigade, along with a gastro pub menu.
    Website
    Cnr of Oxford Street & Jersey Road, Woollahra
  5. IVY POOL
    Sydney’s quintessential rooftop bar centred around a sparkling swimming pool.  Book a cabana for an extra special night.
    Read our review of Ivy Pool
    Level 4, Ivy Complex, 320 George Street, Sydney
  6. TAYLOR’S ROOFTOP BAR
    A leafy rooftop oasis smack bang in the middle of the CBD.
    Read our review of Taylors Rooftop Bar
    Level 3, 69-73 Pitt Street, Sydney
  7. SWEETHEARTS ROOFTOP
    Offering views of Potts Points’ skyline, a casual anything goes vibe, great tunes and good times.
    Website
    33-35 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point
  8. SMOKE BAR
    The rooftop of Barangaroo House is home to Smoke Bar.  One for a special occasion.  Beware it’s a little pricey.
    Read our review of Smoke Bar
    Rooftop, Barangaroo House, 35 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
  9. DARLO BAR
    Locals favourite Darlo Bar offers a rooftop beer garden.  No need to dress up here!
    Website
    360 Liverpool Street, Sydney
  10. ZEPHYR
    On top of The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Darling Harbour you will find sky bar, Zephyr.  Specialising in cocktails.
    Read our review of Zephyr
    Level 12, Hyatt Regency Sydney, 161 Sussex Street, Sydney

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