Top Tips for Sydney Roof Top Bars
Most people appreciate a good view when in a bar or restaurant. We decided to look at Top Tips for Sydney Roof Top Bars.
Sometimes all we seek is a refuge – a place where we can sit, drink a good beer, a strong cocktail, or even have a fine cigar away from the streets and all the chaos of the city. Have a bubbling brunch with the family or your besties. Relax and feel the breeze above the traffic. Rooftop bars are a perfect escape from the noise below.
By and large, people slow down a bit when they get to a rooftop bar. They stop pushing as much, they talk less and they breathe easier. And with the skyline and beautiful seaside views that Sydney has to offer, a rooftop escape is a must.
Check out the following rooftop bars which are our Top Tips for Sydney Roof Top Bars for a day or night out in Sydney.
Where: Level 7, 56 – 58 York Street, Sydney
Book a table: (02) 8322 2008
Hours: Monday 4:00pm – Midnight
Tues – Fri 12:00pm – Midnight
Saturday 4:00pm – Midnight
The theme of The Rook is ‘lobsters, burgers and liquor’. Although a little difficult to locate, the moment you step in, you feel far away from the chaos of York Street. After a hectic day of touring around Sydney, the Rook seems like an oasis from the crowds of the city. The bar’s casual vibe and eclectic, recycled interior strikes an artistic and delicious contrast to the drinks and eats which are dedicated to the finer things. The cocktails are a major thumbs up for The Rook, especially when gin is involved. Their eclectic burgers and lobster rolls are to die for. The Rook is colourful graffiti walls, damn greasy burgers and hammered late nights. The perfect weekend blend!
Where: Level 4, 488 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Book a table:(02) 9265 6070
Hours: Sundays and Mondays (closed), Tuesdays-Thursdays(5pm-midnight), Fridays (5pm-2am), Saturdays (5pm-3am)
Situated right in the heart of Sydney, in the Hilton Hotel, Zeta Bar claims to be a progressive, sleek and sophisticated cocktail bar. The Stylish Zeta is internationally acclaimed as one of the most cutting edge cocktail bars in the Southern Hemisphere. The Zeta boasts of a revolutionary team of award winning mixologists, who consistently drive Sydney’s cocktail culture forward with fresh, innovative cocktail concepts that push the boundaries. With a seasonal rotating cocktail menu, Zeta Bar’s rooftop holds majestic views of the Queen Victoria Building and a A-list clientele (e.g. Jennifer Hawkins, Megan Gale).
Where: 35 Bettington Street, The Rocks, Sydney
Book a table: (02) 9018 0123
Henry Deane is a laid back and comfortable cocktail lounge, decorated with cosmopolitan charm and provides a panoramic view of the city from the Harbour Bridge to Barangaroo and beyond. Located on the top two levels of the historic Hotel Palisade, the bar boasts a 1920s Hollywood glitz with pink leather lounges, chic copper furnishings and marble table tops and walls .Food and drinks all match the charm with freshly shucked oysters and grilled lamb cutlets to bowls of mussels. The cocktails at Hotel Palisade have a refined old school charm, particularly their Spiced Negroni and the Governors Gimlet made with Beefeater gin, celery liqueur, lime juice & bitters. A perfect combination of classy and cosy.
The Coogee Pavilion
Where: 169 Dolphin Street, Coogee, NSW, 2034
Book a table: (02)9254 8088
Hours: Monday – Sunday 12pm – 12am
The Coogee Pavilion Rooftop flaunts a perimeter balcony overlooking spectacular beachside views, and marks a new statement of sophistication from the Merivale clan. The vast space is packed with love seats, wire-frame couches, stools and benches, and every single one is occupied. Two fully retractable walls means there’s nothing between you and the sea breeze, even if you’re sitting way up the back in the little indoor beach hut near the kitchen. The menu is inspired by the Eastern Mediterranean and the ancient techniques of cooking over charcoal. Share a selection of dishes from the charcoal grill paired with accompaniments and Lebanese bread. Their bloody mary can even brighten up a sunny afternoon. Coogee Pavilion celebrates the good things in life – friendship, family, fun and food, all with a Coogee ocean view
The Local Taphouse
Where :122 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst
Book a table: (02)9360 0088
A welcoming rooftop sporting a garden-like décor with cement-decorated walls, high wooden stools, clear skies and balmy air. Another aspect that sets them apart from the rest are their beer paddles. You can choose up to 5 x 90ml beers to try on one paddle and these boards are only $10 on Thursdays! They offer beer pairings to their exceptional food options, most of which incorporate beer in the cooking process. One crucial piece of information… their Sunday roast is fabulous!
Where: Level 3, The Star,80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Book a table : (02)8317 4903
Hours : Friday and Saturday 5:00pm – 12:00am Sunday 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Settle in to watch twilight fall across the harbour at the Sky Terrace rooftop bar. With dazzling views of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and sparkling cityscape it’s an ideal place to pop in ona Friday and Saturday night for live music/DJs and pop-up food stations . With the infrastructure built with bright lights and the rooftop surrounded by cosy couches, tables and stools everyone can find a spot they’re comfortable in.
Hope you enjoyed our Top Tips for Sydney Roof Top bars and found something for a great evening or lazy weekend out. Let us know how your evening out went!
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