7 Sydney Rooftop Bars, We Bet You Haven’t Heard About

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Get ready to hit up your contact list, because once you’re out of lockdown, you’ll want to check out these stunning seven rooftop bars in Sydney

Planning a visit post-lockdown to one of these stylish seven rooftop bars is sure to cure your lockdown blues. Giving you the perfect reason to get dressed up for a night out in the city with mates or a much-needed boozy brunch with the girls. 

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Slims Rooftop Bar, Darlinghurst

Where to go: Slims Rooftop, Darlinghurst

Slims Rooftop bar is a millennial haven with pastel candy pink décor and cacti adorning the grounds. The rooftop bar located near Hyde Park has views of not only the idyllic park but also of the city skyline.

However, trendy décor and city views aren’t the only hook attracting crowds, as their in-house mixologists serve up both innovative and classic cocktails that are both potent and delicious.

What to order:  Passion fruit martini with Absolut vodka, passoa, passionfruit syrup and fresh passionfruit 

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Imperial Up Rooftop Bar, Erskineville

Where to go: Imperial Up, Erskineville

With a gold-clad pizza oven, pop art sculptures, and custom-made furnishings, Imperial Up is an inventive and eccentric rooftop bar $6 million in the making and speaking to the Art deco scene of the 1930s.

The rooftop bar has a wide-ranging alcohol list that celebrates the convivial cocktail culture and serves artisanal eats. The rooftop bar also invites all people to events such as a Drag party lunch and an open-air same-sex wedding chapel.

What to order:  Dakota Fann’ee with Tanqueray Gin, Violette, Elderflower Liquer, Grapefruit Soda 

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Icebergs Terrace Bar, Bondi Beach

Where to go: Icebergs Terrace Bar, Bondi Beach

The iconic Sydney Icebergs is Australia’s most Instagrammable and, as deemed by Sydney Review, a go-to destination. Their rooftop bar is the ideal spot to take those post-worthy pictures.

The terrace’s lush green oasis, with purposefully placed white beach umbrellas, resembles a tropical island paradise. Their cocktails take after this tropical theme with drinks made using fresh and fruity flavours to welcome the upcoming summer season.

What to order: The No. 11, with Ketel One Grapefruit and Rose with Campari, grapefruit and orange.

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Henry Deane Rooftop Bar, Millers Point

Where to go: Henry Deane, Millers Point

Henry Deane’s is a chic rooftop bar, with magnificent 360 views of Sydney’s Harbour, especially during sunset.

Straying away from the traditional coastal style, renowned interior designer, Sibella Court, incorporated 1920s Hollywood glamour, placing plush pink lounges and marbled counters within the glass-walled salon.

The menu at Henry Dean’s consists of an extensive list of boutique spirits with striking and sophisticated tastes curated perfectly for the food menu.

What to order:  coconut and pandan daiquiri with Coconut Havana 3-year-old rum, lime and salted sugar, infused with fresh pandan leaves 

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Ombre Bar, Circular Quay

Where to go: Ombre Bar, Circular Quay

Created by the founders of the ever-popular and growing Salts Meats Cheese, the Ombre bar inspired by the Mediterranean in Europe and boasts a gorgeous riviera-like view of Sydney Harbour.

The interior of the rooftop bar is styled with vibrant furnishings and overly large potted plants a homage to Manarola–the most colourful city in the world.

Their cocktail menu and food are also true to the founder’s Italian heritage, providing an authentic European bar experience.

What to order: Tiramisu Martini with vodka, Frangelico, coffee liqueur, and espresso.

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Manly Greenhouse Rooftop Bar, Manly

Where to go: Manly Greenhouse, Manly

The Manly Greenhouse taking after its name is a balmy outdoor rooftop bar abundantly filled with botanicals, overlooking the spectacular Manly beachfront.

It features its own gin and tonic bar as well as cocktails and wine on tap inspired by popular Italian drinks.

At night, a retractable roof and DJ’s transforms this bar into a trendy spot to spend dancing under the stars after a relaxing beach day.

What to order:  Cafe Frizzante, a blend of sparkling water, cold brew, vermouth, and Campari.

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The Rooftop, Pyrmont

Where to go: The Rooftop, Pyrmont

The Rooftop is bringing Palm Spring’s resort relaxation with poolside vibes and retro décor.

The bar is split into two sections. The indoor section is designed as an upscale pool house with plush leather lounges and eclectic art. While the outdoor is brimming with hanging plants and checkered umbrellas.

In true Palm Spring’s style, the Rooftop serves up refreshing cocktails to transport you to the sunshine state.

What to order:  Palma Rosa with El Jimador Blanco, Rosé, ruby grapefruit juice, and ginger syrup.

Maya Manandhar

Maya aspires to create her own brand one day but for now she is doing what she loves which is creating content. which is why it is no surprise that she has an addiction to her camera and is in a constant search for her next muse to capture. but if she's not behind a lens then you will usually see her posting on social media (another love of hers) about a spontaneous road trip, painting on the beach or eating with friends.

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