There’s nothing better than being at a rooftop bar with a stunning view and a drink in hand. When it comes to a first class cocktail experience, these five Sydney venues provide the goods.
Smoke Bar is located in Barangaroo with prime views over Darling Harbour, and is part of the modern and ambitious venue, Barangaroo House, which opened in December 2017.
Barangaroo house, owned by esteemed Australian chef, TV personality and restaurateur Matt Moran, is a three-story venue featuring a house bar, fine dining Bea restaurant, Bea Restaurant, and rooftop bar – Smoke Bar.
Smoke Bar delivers an incredible bar menu featuring nibbles from Zucchini flowers to Rosella Jam Doughnuts, and a three-part cocktail menu of Spritzers and Aperitifs, Martinis, and Luxury Libations.
The ‘Luxury Libations’ cocktail menu is Smoke Bars most lavish feature, featuring drinks such as the $65 Flame of Love Martini, made with Grey Goose VX, fino sherry and flamed orange, and the $65 Cadillac Margarita, made with Gran Roca Anejo, Grand Marnier Cuvee de Centenaire and lime.
Level 2/35 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000
Henry Deane is a cocktail lounge on the fourth and fifth floors of the Hotel Palisade in Millers Point, with balconies and 180o glass windows providing views across the water to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Henry Deane’s décor was designed by Australian interior design goddess and founder of The Society Inc., Sibella Court, whose stunning design work has been featured in the likes of Vogue Australia and Grazia.
The bar is decorated with a 1920’s glamour feel, and this, coupled with stunning views across the harbour, provide Henry Deane with a breathtaking aesthetic.
With an extensive cocktail, sparkling, wine and beer menu, alongside a beautiful food menu of share platters, Henry Deane is a luxurious experience for all.
35 Bettington Street, Millers Point, NSW 2000
This surf side spot, whose name ‘Dojo’ means ‘meeting place’ in Japanese, is located on Manly Beach, making it the perfect spot for a cocktail with a view of the ocean.
The Beachside Dojo operates only as an events venue, so to experience their canapes or cocktails you need to book one of their many function rooms, which can cater for 20 to 150 people and cost between $25 and $80 a head.
An incredibly photogenic venue, the Beachside Dojo’s drinks menu features feminine and fruity cocktails, and a broad selection of wine and champagne.
Their food menu offers everything from standing canapes to seated banquets, and can be booked for any event from a social night with the girls, to a wedding, baby shower, or hens night.
55 North Steyne, Manly NSW 2095
Located with panoramic views over Cockle Bay Wharf, this Spanish themed terrace bar provides everything from tasty food, gorgeous views and great music, with musicians playing on Saturdays from 5pm and Sundays from 4pm.
Café Del Mar’s tapas menu provides a variety of gorgeous and healthy food options, from grilled octopus to fried zucchini blossoms and truffle croquettes.
The beverages menu has a focus on wine, offering over 70 international and local wine options alongside their list of signature cocktails, champagne, beer and cider.
Book a section on the terrace bar to secure a prime spot for an evening of waterfront cocktails.
35 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
Providing Rosé with a beach view, this Mediterranean inspired venue located on the steps of Coogee Beach is one of the Merivale chain’s 56 renowned venues alongside the Ivy, the Newport and the Beresford.
The Coogee Pavilion rooftop hosts a beautifully decorated waterfront bar, offering food inspired by the Eastern Mediterranean technique of cooking on charcoal.
With a rooftop terrace looking out over the ocean, and an extensive wine and cocktail list, Coogee Pavilion is the place to be on a summer evening. Be sure to arrive early to secure a good spot because this venue is known to get packed.
169 Dolphin St, Coogee NSW 2034