Bars & Pubs

Perth’s Best Rooftop Bars For Sky-High Sips

By Claire Logan

One of Perth's best rooftop bars

High-altitude drinking is the best way to make the most of Perth's/Boorloo's non-stop sunshine this summer.

At Urban List, we’ve sipped our way through all the rooftop bars this city has to offer, bringing you a hit list of the absolute best rooftop bars in Perth.

Hello Rooftop Bar At The Rechabite


Hello Rooftop bar
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It's tempting to take a seat downstairs at Double Rainbow but you'll kick yourself if you don't head all the way up to Hello Rooftop Bar for a cheeky cocktail under the stars.

Folly Bar

East Perth

Folly rooftop bar
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Perched 18 floors above Adelaide Terrace in East Perth, this lush rooftop bar is pouring cocktails, small plates and incredible 360 degree views from its gorg wrap-around deck. Get the crew together for spectacular sunset drinks, kicking off with a magnum of rosé and some punchy snacks to share—just think: dumplings drenched in Sichuan dressing, Korean fried cauliflower and Freo octopus with nduja.

AGWA Rooftop Bar


AGWA's art-filled rooftop bar is one of the newer additions to Perth's rooftop scene. You'll often find some very cool music, art and cultural events here, guaranteed to get you grooving under the sparkling city lights well into the night.

Mechanics Institute


Rooftop bar, Mechanics, in Northbridge
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Mechanics Institute’s tiered rooftop bar in the hidden, but by no means secret, alleyway behind William Street is a much-loved Perth drinking institution and one of Perth's best rooftop bars. One epic bloody mary on this rooftop and you’ll swear you are kickin’ it in trendy Brooklyn. 

Terrarium Bar

Perth CBD

Terrarium bar
Image credit: Terrarium Bar | Elle Borgward

Terrarium Bar is making waves in Perth CBD's cocktail scene. Led by one of Perth's all-time best bartenders, the drinks are beyond good, especially when you can sip 'em up on the leafy private rooftop beneath sparkling festoon lights. 

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Didn't know there was a hotel in Subiaco? Now you do. It’s the Vibe Hotel and one of the best bits about it is the picture-perfect rooftop restaurant and bar boasting sweeping views of the city. The wholesome meals are designed to share and we reckon you should dive right in with the rapple cocktail—it tastes just like an apple and rhubarb pie. 

Songbird At The Ritz

Perth CBD

Rooftop bar at The Ritz Carlton Perth
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We reckon this rooftop needs a little more credit, because honestly, the views are unbeatable. Located upstairs at The Ritz Carlton in Elizabeth Quay, you get sweeping views over the water and into the city, topped off with boujee nibbles and beautiful cocktails inspired by native birds. 



I’m surprised I haven’t heard more hype about the refurbished rooftop terrace at the much-loved Northbridge club, Connections. Leave the drag queen fuelled dance party inside to drink in million dollar city views with your wine, then go back to the drag queens. Because, drag queens.


Perth CBD

Two friends enjoying Hadiqa's rooftop in Perth
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Grab a perch in the lush rooftop garden at Hadiqa and sip on a Turkish Delight Martini (with a real Turkish delight garnish) as you take in the views over Hibernian Place and wonder why anyone would live anywhere else.

The Arbor At Old Synagogue


Arbor rooftop in Fremantle
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The Arbor is a Sunday sesh go-to with its rooftop deck that looks across Fremantle Oval, with lush trees and vines growing through every nook and cranny. Grab something from the extensive drinks menu and settle in for one of Perth's best sunsets.

The Beaufort

Mount Lawley

The Beaufort rooftop
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While we're talking about The Old Synagogue, we have to slip in a mention about The Beaufort—the dreamy new Mount Lawley precinct from the same crew. You'll find loads of sun-soaked rooftop terraces to explore here along with a killer dancefloor downstairs.

The National Hotel


This longstanding Freo favourite finally opened up their rooftop bar and we're oh so glad they did. With incredible 360 degree views over Fremantle, out past the cranes of the port and towards Rottnest, The National Hotel is the perfect spot to relax with an ice cold brew. 

Sweetwater Rooftop Bar

East Fremantle

Sweetwater rooftop bar in East Fremantle
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With amazing cocktails, delicious Asian-inspired nom noms and views from six stories up, it's pretty hard to beat an afternoon at Sweetwater

Tiki As FK


Tiki As FK is not your average tiki bar. With an unexpected outdoor terrace boasting epic views of the city, plenty of tropical cocktails and a few bar bites to line the stomach, you'll want to add this one to your tiki hit list stat. 

Lucky Chan’s Laundry + Noodle Bar


Lucky Chan's rooftop
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The rooftop bar at Lucky Chan’s Laundry + Noodle Bar doesn’t provide much of a view, but this intimate space will win you over with its delicious cocktails and epic Japanese whiskey selection. 

The Reveley

Elizabeth Quay

The Reveley has a cafe and restaurant, both of which are serving up delish eats. But if it's a killer view of Perth that you're after you'll want to head straight to the rooftop bar and grab a cocktail. 

Rooftop At QT

Perth CBD

Rooftop bar at QT Perth
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QT's rooftop bar is pumping on the weekends. So much so you can hear the volume of boozed chatter rise as you ascend the hotel tower in the elevator. With gorgeous views of the CBD skyline and killer cocktails, this is certifiably the place to go if you want to party. Plus, it also just took out Best Hotel Bar at The 2023 AHA National Awards for Excellence, so consider this the extra push you need to add it to your list.

The Standard


The Standard rooftop bar
Image credit: The Standard | Elle Borgward

Not technically a rooftop, but trust us, the raised outdoor deck at The Standard gives the same sun-soaked vibes you're chasing. 

The Aviary

Perth CBD

Perched high above the rooftops of William Street, The Aviary sent Perth hurtling into the new age of high-altitude hospitality. The oasis-like outdoor space is filled with lush trees, relaxed furniture and all of the jungle vibes—so there's a high probability you'll never want to leave. 

Bonus: Rooftop Movies


It’s not exactly a bar but the Northbridge Rooftop Movies boast one of the best rooftops in Perth. When you park yourself on a beanbag amidst the colourful lanterns, AstroTurf and pink flamingoes, there can be no doubt that summer has arrived. Sip on your wine and take in the 360-degree views while watching a flick. You'll just have to wait for this one to open back up in summer.

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