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You’ve booked your Sydney accommodation at Vulcan Hotel, but have you planned your days and where you’re going to eat and drink? We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 rooftop bars to visit while you’re staying in Sydney. From the Sydney CBD to The Rocks to Darlinghurst, they’re all unique and offer some spectacular views and beverages.
It sounds like a lot, but it takes 102 steps to get to Old Mate’s Place or be lazy (smart) and just take the elevator. Winner of Time Out’s ‘Bar of the year 2019’ and Best New Bar 2019’, it’s the perfect pit stop after visiting Darling Harbour, the aquarium or Sydney Tower. Sit in the lush plant outdoor oasis, or retreat to the elegant interior decked with bookshelves. No matter the time of day, be sure to devour a sneaky cheese and meat board.
On top of Barangaroo House, you’ll find the cheeky yet chic outdoor space with harbour views, Smoke. With DJs performing Thursday to Sunday, get your groove on and drag your friends along for the fun. If you need a romantic setting, the rooftop provides the perfect spot for a romantic beverage and some stargazing.
Untied is in the heart of Barangaroo and only a 7-minute drive from the Vulcan Hotel. Discover the modern rooftop oasis with its laid-back atmosphere. Bring the friends or family, get loose and take advantage of the sharing plates, BBQ dishes and cocktails. Keep an eye out for special events such as Brunch with Soul every Saturday, or Wednesday Frose Your Way and DIY Candy Cocktail garnish wall.
Before you head back to the Vulcan Hotel, stop in at Henry Dean for some uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour and Sydney Harbour bridge. With its modern, sophisticated charm and lush furniture, you’ll be feeling relaxed in no time. Don’t just visit for the view though, indulge in lunch or dinner with friends and family. Pick from plates such as mussels, prawns, scallops or lamb cutlets.
If you’re after innovative cocktails that push the boundaries and use unique ingredients, make your way to Zeta Bar. With award-winning cocktails, tasty bar bites and boards to share, it’s the perfect option for after-work drinks or a night out. Inside is all class and sophistication with high-ceilings while outside is all about the views of downtown Sydney and the Queen Victoria Building.
Dreaming of the Italian coastline: the cabanas, drinks, good food, and music? Can’t travel to Italy, but want to feel like you’re there? Visit the Ivy Pool Club in the Sydney city centre, when you’re staying at the Vulcan. Not only will the atmosphere have you wanting to down a limoncello, but the rooftop pool and Mediterranean foods will add the final touch. Enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, lounge in your cabana and take advantage of the full table service as Icy Pool Club brings you the goods.
East Village Sydney provides sweeping views of Sydney in a chilled, friendly atmosphere. Perfect for year-round fun with a colourful Mediterranean setting during the warmer months and a cosy garden in winter. Enjoy modern, mouth-watering dishes, signature cocktails, or brunch sessions with champagne.
Located in the heart of The Rocks is one of Sydney's oldest rooftop establishments, the Glenmore Hotel. From the rooftop, you can enjoy your pub classics with some of the best views of the city, Circular Quay, the harbour and the Sydney Opera House. Only a 10-minute drive from the Vulcan Hotel, you’ll feel welcome with the fun and comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy the expensive, luxury views in Sydney but with reasonably priced food and beverages.
Level four of the Republic Hotel in Sydney’s CBD, you’ll find the lush party oasis of Taylor’s Rooftop. The jungle meets the city with a vertical garden bursting with greenery, exposed copper beams and views of the city skyline. With its retractable roof, you can enjoy bright bar food, refreshing cocktails and dancefloor year-round.
From Wednesday to Sunday, for a fun day or night, head to The Rooftop at Quarryman’s Hotel in Pyrmont, 17 minutes walking distance to the Vulcan Hotel. This adults-only establishment is one of Sydney’s best-known craft beer establishments with 34 beers on tap that are rotated frequently. The cocktail and beer garden is inspired by Palm Springs and serves some of the best pub classics you can get, but also modern seasonal dishes that will have you drooling when you see other dishes.
Renew your love of Sydney bars and restaurants and experience the rooftop scene. While you’re staying with us at Vulcan, you might not fit them all in but there is always your next visit to see the rest!