Sydney’s five best rooftop bars
El Topo (pictured)
Located in Bondi Junction, El Topo has built a reputation as one of Sydney’s most treasured Mexican restaurant and rooftop bar. Bringing a slice of Oaxaca, Mexico to Sydney, El Topo provides a variety of options for food and drinks from vegetarian, gluten-free to the earthy Mexican staples and homemade produce. The beverage menu features close to 100 Mexican white spirits including five sotols, 20 mezcals and close to 70 tequilas. Enjoy a world-class cocktail with rare and authentic Mexican ingredients. Get your Mexican experience and spice up your life at El Topo.
In the heart of Sydney, Sky Terrace is located on the rooftop of The Star. A landmark bar that boasts a picturesque view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and lit-up city skyline, it is the perfect go-to when in the CBD. The delicious menu ranges from crowd favourites including wedges, quesadilla, chicken tenders and a lobster roll. Your hunger will be satisfied with these tasty snacks. Choose from a delicious drinks menu to accompany the snacks with signature cocktails including the Bermuda Triangle, Swept Away or a glass of wine.
Taylor’s rooftop bar and food is located at the Republic Hotel on the corner of Pitt and Bridge Streets in Sydney’s CBD. In the sea of old pubs, the lush new rooftop bar is the perfect blend of old and new combing the elements of lush green, comfy seating and rustic copper. Whether you need a place for after work drinks or a night out on the weekend, you will be vibin’ away at Taylor’s. Escape to the calm oasis in the chaotic city centre with cocktails, cocktail jugs, beer, wine and share plates.
A hidden gym in Sydney’s CBD, high above the hustle and bustles of Sydney’s York street, The Rook serves up fresh lobsters, gourmet burgers and a bespoke range of liquors that are sure to hit the spot for food and drinks. The Rook is the perfect space and place for a fun-filled and relaxed event. The winner of Best Bar Food 2015 and Best Bar Manager in 2015 and 2016, this bar enjoys views of the skyline and stars through the atrium-style retractable rooftop.
Ivy is one of Sydney’s leading dining, entertainment and retail destinations in the centre of the CBD. Home to Sydney’s only rooftop pool and bar, the pool side, dreamy Italian oasis provides elegant tunes that are sure get you in the mood while sipping on its signature Signore Marmellata cocktail in a private cabana. Hunger kicking in? Don’t worry, Ivy serves hearty pizza through to fresh seafood including grilled calamari and chilli prawns. So step back, relax and escape at Ivy.