Top Rooftop Bars in Perth
Perth-ites love a rooftop bar. And why wouldn’t they? When the city boasts near-constant sunshine and drool worthy outdoor scenes, booze is the best (and only way) to celebrate. If you want to soak up some vitamin D while you throw back some cocktails, Wicked Bucks has rounded up a list of the best rooftop bars in Perth. You can thank us later.
From the moment you step foot inside the Mechanic’s Institute Bar it’s easy to see why the heritage rooftop venue was once voted the best in all the land by Australian Bartender Magazine. The Northbridge joint has just about everything you could want from a sky-high watering hold. The stellar service, bang-for-buck and curve-ball drinks are just a few of the reasons why it’s one of our personal favourites. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, you can also order a burger and chips from the downstairs restaurants to be delivered to the top. Now that’s what we’re talking about.
Mechanic’s Institute Bar – 222 William Street Northbridge
The Standard is not your typical bar. It’s given all the standard and typical offerings a serious upgrade. With bar food like glazed pork, seafood charcuterie and fava chips, this cheery and colourful bar won’t let you go hungry. True to its innovative menu approach, The Standard’s fit out is just as quirky. Mounted atop a converted shipping container, complete with leafy greens, wooden decks and city skyline views, this rooftop bar is one of our top picks.
The Standard – 28 Roe Street North Bridge
It’s simple and cheeky and a true ode to its namesake, Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke. Bob’s Bar effortless combines killer views with top notch drinks and plenty of good dude food. You’ll be expecting to skull your drink like the man himself, but the old print factory has something to appeal to all tastes.
Bob’s Bar – 125 St George Terrace, Perth
The National hotel has long been an icon in Freo and after opening the doors to its new rooftop bar, the already popular venue is now going bonkers. The rooftop destination has unparalleled 360 degree views over Fremantle and out towards Rottnest. It’s the perfect place to soak in the scenery, without even having to get up from your bar stool.
The National Hotel – 98 High Street, Fremantle
This is definitely the last time you’ll associate sherry with your Grandma and her friends from the Bridge Club. The Sherry sits on top of Perth’s The Flour Factory, as dishes up plates that every carnivore could only dream about like black pudding, duck terrine and house smoked maple bacon. The small but mighty menu of drinks boasts fortified wine cocktails, share drinks and plenty of cold, frothy beers. It’s really just a total vibe. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a venue more relaxed anywhere in the country.
The Sherry at The Flour Factory – 16 Queen Street, Perth
With views over the Swan River, Freo Port, and the Indian Ocean, you won’t know where to look when you’re sitting at Sweetwater Rooftop Bar. The venue is just a hop, skip and a jump from the CBD, and is worth every step of the short journey. The food is Asian-inspired hawker style market cuisine, and the bar menu of craft cocktails, wine and beer is just as no-nonsense. Attracting a classy and trendy crowd, the people watching is just as enjoyable as the natural vista.
Sweetwater Rooftop Bar – Level 6, 1 Silas Street East Fremantle
Inspired by the Middle East, the Moroccan tile, lush greenery and eclectic light fittings at Hadiqa are simply breathtaking. If you can pick you jaw up off the ground for long enough, you can wet your whistle on one of the many impressive cocktails on offer. Our personal favourite is the Turkish Delight Martini which tastes just like an actual turkish delight, only better, because it’s alcoholic. It’s just downright impossible to fault this rooftop bar.
Hadiqa – 40 Irwin Street Hibernian Place, Perth
When you’re perched high above the hustle and bustle of Perth’s William Street at The Aviary, you’ll be treated to a view generally reserved for birds in the sky. The jungle-like venue is the largest rooftop space in the state and is brimming with trees, laid-back furniture and good vibes. You might struggle to drag yourself away at the end of the night.
The Aviary – Level 1 140 William Street, Perth
A name fit for a royal bar. Prince Lane stretches across three-floors but the rooftop is undoubtedly our top pick. We’re talking plenty of plants, a view of the sparkling city skyline and karaoke suites for all your late night antics. Prince Lane is oh-so-fabulous, with a tropical, luxe feel.
Prince Lane – 356 Murray Street, Perth
After eating your fill in the downstairs cafe and restaurant of The Reveley, climb the stairs to embark on a fancier affair. The drinks list is long, the menu is fully-fledged and the views are unbeatable. If you’re still looking for an excuse to drop into The Reveley, the rooftop bar has just launched a dessert cocktail, complete with Gusto Gelato. That’s the type of summer drinking session that we’re talking about.
The Reveley – Lot 901 Riverside Drive Elizabeth Quay, Perth
Connections has amassed a pretty epic reputation for being one of the most popular and lively gay clubs in Perth. While the drag queens are generally the centre of attention, the refurbished terrace is of just as much importance. When you’re looking for a break from the dance party inside, escape to the chic rooftop bar to sip your wine and watch the skyline twinkle.
Connections – 81 James Street, Northbridge