It’s too nice to sit indoors when Sydney’s best rooftop bars and beer gardens are out there. Summer is the perfect time to catch up with friends to enjoy the sun-filled days and balmy nights over a drink or two. Check out these terrific spots to hydrate this month.
- Brigade Rooftop, The Light Brigade, Paddington: A new kid on Sydney’s stylish block, Brigade Rooftop is an inner city oasis with stunning views of Sydney’s skyline, and a relaxed, urban feel. Visitors can take in spectacular views of Sydney while relaxing on the leafy terrace and enjoying wood-fire pizza.
- Webster’s Rooftop, Webster’s Bar, Newtown: Overlooking the bustling hub of King Street, Webster’s Rooftop recreates a 1950s Australian backyard in bohemian Newtown. The quirky décor features astro turf, birdcages, plastic pink flamingos and a rustic BBQ pit.
- InterContinental Sydney Supper Club, Sydney: Experience one of Sydney’s best kept secrets on the rooftop at the InterContinental Sydney Supper Club. With views stretching from Western Sydney to the Pacific Ocean and uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour. The InterContinental Sydney Supper Club offers bespoke cocktails and artisan dishes. Bookings are essential.
- The Local Taphouse, Darlinghurst: Located at the intersection of South Dowling and Flinders streets in Darlinghurst, the Local Taphouse has 1920s-inspired décor and a garden-like rooftop. It’s a beer lover’s paradise with more than 20 beers on tap, and an extensive range of bottled ales, stouts, pilsners and ciders of local and international origin.
- Taylor’s Rooftop Bar, Sydney: Located in Sydney CBD Taylor’s Rooftop Bar embodies everything a good Sydney rooftop bar should be with lush greenery, open air lounges and live music. Guests can enjoy a Summer breeze and refreshing cocktail while taking in the incredible views of the city skyline.
- Coogee Pavilion, Coogee: Once the iconic Beach Palace Hotel, the three-level Coogee Pavilion is located at the end of the Bondi to Coogee Beach walk. Overlooking Coogee Beach, the Coogee Pavilion Rooftop has a sweeping balcony, and is a local oasis to enjoy a Mediterranean-influenced menu with wraparound views of the Coogee shoreline.
- The Newport, Newport: Serving beer since 1880 and set on the shores of stunning Pittwater, recently refurbished The Newport will celebrate its first Summer with an exciting program of free daily events and experiences for all ages. The Newport is a vibrant gathering place that embraces the property’s remarkable location and offers a diverse range of spaces to drink, dine and admire the unrivalled water views.
- Beach Club, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, Watsons Bay: Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour with 360 degree views of the city skyline, the Beach Club is an iconic Eastern Suburbs venue and one of Sydney’s most popular casual waterfront dining and bar spots. The seafood-focused menu features buckets of Tiger prawns, grilled fish’n’chips and Sydney Rock Oysters.
- The Greens, North Sydney: The Greens offers incredible views across the Harbour to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Once just a lawn bowling green, The Greens has been renovated into a neighbourhood eatery, bar, cafe, garden and maintains its bowling green. It is the perfect venue to watch the sun dip below the horizon.
- Woolwich Pier Hotel, Woolwich: On Sydney’s North Shore, The Woolwich Pier Hotel boasts three different outdoor spaces to accommodate any Summer-lover’s beer garden needs. Whether you choose The Lawn, The Clubhouse or The Terrace, the atmosphere is always buzzing. The award-winning Woolwich Pier Hotel is a favourite for locals and a must-visit or travellers to Sydney this Summer – catch a ferry there for a an iconic Sydney experience.
- The Beresford Hotel, Surry Hills: No beer garden round-up is complete without The Beresford Hotel’s Beer Garden in Surry Hills. The leafy green space is a great spot to enjoy a pitcher of Pimms on a Summer afternoon. To see it at its best, stay until after sunset when the courtyard sparkles with lanterns and Sydney’s cool crowd arrives.