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Sydney’s Top 5 Rooftop Bars

July 28, 2017
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There’s no denying that the best place to treat your tastebuds to a delicious tipple is atop a roof. Soaking up the sun’s rays, feeling the fresh air against your skin and enjoying a boss view are just a few of the many perks of rooftop bars – and with spring on the horizon, there’s no better time than now to map out your rooftop crawl.

1. The Glenmore, The Rocks

We couldn’t not include this old chestnut. A Sydney icon and a unique slice of history, this locals’ style pub soars with colonial English charm and character. Find a spot on the rooftop, order some tasty pub grub and take in a multi-million dollar view of Sydney harbour and the CBD skyline. With a retractable roof, this sought-after spot is open rain, hail or shine!

2. The Local Taphouse, Darlinghurst

Located in the outskirts of Darlinghurst, this hidden gem can sometimes go a little unnoticed. Step into a cool art deco inspired interior and revisit the roaring 20s before you make your way up (a considerable flight of stairs). Don’t be discouraged by the puffing though – your outdoor oasis awaits. Sit back; blow the froth off a few and enjoy the signature cheese board.

3. Corridor, Newtown

One of Newtown’s most loved nooks, The Corridor offers that warm and fuzzy feeling one gets on a first date. The interior has that old world charm thing going on (and well, might we add!), the atmosphere has a classic neighbourhood feel and the cocktail list is considered one of the best. The rooftop is snug but perfect for sitting, sipping and soaking up the sounds of the inner west.

4. The Light Brigade Hotel, Woollahra

After receiving a rather fancy facelift in 2016, this much-loved Eastern Suburbs pub now offers four whole stories of space to socialise in – plus a sweet new outdoor space above! Boasting a circular bar that fashionably fans around the terrace, tuck into a delicious slice of wood-fired pizza and toast to one of Sydney’s finest new establishments.

5. Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, Watsons Bay

Channelling a Hamptons-inspired coastal beach vibe, this sacred space is the perfect seaside sanctuary. Sip on a spritz in the sun and smell the salt of the ocean making waves beside you while talented DJ’s spin tunes all weekend long.

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