Summertime Lovin’, Rooftop Bar Hopping in Sydney

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Love a great view from the top while chugging down beers? We rally some of the best spots to check out in Sydney over summer.

By ShuQi Liu

Summertime lovin’ is all about enjoying sun-kissed days and balmy nights over a refreshing drink and more. Being outdoors and taking in the fantastic warm weather that Sydney has to offer can only be done by heading to rooftop bars and beer gardens. We sweep up the best five to check out the next time you head down under.

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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 enjoy its best, stay until after sunset when the courtyard sparkles with lanterns and Sydney’s cool crowd arrives.

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.

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.

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.

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 merrymaking on the leafy terrace and enjoying a fancy cocktail or two.

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