Perth is a hot place to be nowadays, both literally and figuratively!
Thankfully, there's so many funky rooftop bars to while away the summertime days and nights. Get ready to catch up with your mates, enjoy some tasty fare and delicious drinks and soak in the sunshine at these favourite venues.
Prince Lane Bar
Smack-dab in the heart of Perth City, Prince Lane's rooftop space is a perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate, catch up with friends and take in those sweeping city views as you enjoy a tailored food and drinks menu brimming with tasty nibbles, fab burgers, and a great range of cocktails, beers and wine. There's a retractable roof to let all that sunshine in, and a private karaoke room with a tropical vibe that’s perfect for get-togethers.
Hadiqa & The Flour Factory
Hadiqa is a stylish Middle Eastern-inspired venue nestled in Perth's East End, not far from Elizabeth Quay. Named after the Arabic word for 'garden', the venue consists of a restaurant and rooftop bar that are both gorgeously green - inside and out! Hadiqa is brought to you by Sneakers & Jeans, a hospitality business which also includes the funky industrial The Flour Factory, a 3-storey century-old flour mill renovated into an warehouse-vibing pub right in the heart of the city centre. On the roof of The Flour Factory, you'll find The Sherry, an exclusive rooftop bar for private functions only; part lounge, part outdoor terrace, with a cosy seating area and lush green garden, it's just right for parties, birthdays and generally celebrating in style.
Experience your fave movies in their cinematic glory - Rooftop Movies that runs throughout summer! Nestled in the heart of Northbridge on top of the City of Perth Roe Street Carpark, enjoy gorgeous panoramic views of the city skyline from six stories high as you relax with some sunset drinks and eats before snuggling in to your comfy beanbag or deckchair and watching great films old and new - from cult classics like Labyrinth to Taika Waititi’s latest film, Baby Done. And if love is in the air, there’s even a Premium Lounge with a beanbag for two in a reserved seating area.
Open-air cinema is already enough to get you off the sofa, but wait, there's more - they serve some delish food and beverage offerings. Mack Daddy’s New York Slice will be dishing up pizzas by the slice and large pizzas to share, while the Candy Bar will be slinging hot popcorn, as well as locally-crafted ice creams and more classic cinema candy bar faves. The rooftop bar is fully-stocked with beers from Gage Roads, wines from MadFish wines and much more. A perfect night out for film buffs!
Songbird Bar & Lounge
Located on the roof of the glitzy The Ritz-Carlton, Perth with breath-taking views of the Swan River and the Perth City skyline, Songbird Bar & Lounge is a waterfront oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle, and the perfect place to watch the sun set, relax and enjoy an evening in the company of friends. There's a pool that's perfect for those hot days, and the menu includes barbequed meats, fresh seafood, seasonal produce and a great range of cocktails - so perfect for summer. They're also a perfect place for the good ol' Sunday Session, done in luxury with the Songbird Sunday Brunch showcasing the finest Western Australian wines, exquisite local cuisine and live music, from 11am to 2pm every Sunday.
18 Knots at DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
18 Knots is a luxurious bar located on the rooftop of the DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront in the Elizabeth Quay entertainment precinct, with expansive views of the Swan River and the Perth skyline. Enjoy cocktails, bites and an extensive wine list as you enjoy the sunset in style.
Alex Hotel Roof Terrace
Just moments away from Perth’s Cultural Precinct as you enter Northbridge, the eye-catching architecture of the Alex Hotel may have caught your attention already! It's a perfect spot for an experiential staycation, with so much to do within the walls that you could have a perfect time without even leaving the hotel. A particularly stand-out part of the Alex Hotel experience is the Roof Terrace, a private rooftop urban escape just for guests with gorgeous city views, delicious food, artisanal wines & spirits, craft beers, and more. Perched on the sixth floor, it’s a fab place to grab a great book and while your day away in absolute serenity.
HQ Bar and Kitchen at Quay Perth
Located on the 10th-floor rooftop of Quay Perth, overlooking Elizabeth Quay, HQ provides a stylish and sophisticated dining venue with stunning views. A large open-air terrace beckons guests to enjoy Perth's idyllic climate and unparalleled views. A menu of Chinese infused cuisine shared platters and tapas-style bites offer a modern approach to traditional Chinese cuisine.
Henry's Rooftop at The Reveley
Another Elizabeth Quay waterfront delight, Henry's Rooftop is located on the roof of the three-level iconic bar The Reveley. This scenic destination for cocktails and grazing has a share-style menu, live music and relaxed weekend vibes, and is perfect for corporate catch-ups, after-work cocktails, date-nights and celebrations with friends.
HI-LINE at Crown Perth
Crown Perth's first-ever pop-up rooftop bar HI-LINE is chic and spacious, with expansive views of the Perth City skyline. They're known for their creative Asian street food fusion dishes, and a great range of cocktails with a twist, like the Popcorn Espresso Martini, Pineapple Rum Daiquiri, Straight Outta Tokyo and more (and of course, a great range of popular wines, sparkling, beer and cider). It's a perfect place to catch up with friends, and a great part of your big night out as you make the most of everything Crown Perth has to offer: restaurants, shopping, casino and more. Stay overnight for the perfect summer staycation!
Aurora at The Melbourne Hotel
On top of the gorgeous historic building that houses the 4.5-star The Melbourne Hotel, you'll find the Aurora Rooftop Bar (as well as lovely hotel rooms, and restaurants providing some of the best traditional pub fare, ramen and Cantonese food you'll find in Perth, but that's another story!) The Aurora is an iconic, luxurious venue in the heart of Perth's historic East End, where you can enjoy house-made Anemoi Gin, and high-end cocktails, wines, beer, spirits, as well as shareable dishes brought to you from the restaurants downstairs. Thanks to the bi-folding glass doors wrapping up the indoor space and the timber decking embracing the outdoor terrace, the Aurora is a perfect place to enjoy Perth's outdoorsy lifestyle any time of year.
Rooftop at QT
QT Perth is a luxurious boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Perth City, with a gorgeous industrial-glamour look. Atop the roof of QT, you'll find the aptly-named Rooftop at QT, which at a whopping 18 storeys high offers incredible views of Perth's skyline. Enjoy stunning sunsets and moonlit nights at this beautifully-appointed venue, with fine wine, delicious cocktails and bar bites enjoyed in style.
The Rooftop at The National Hotel
South of the river in everyone's favourite eclectic port city Fremantle, you'll find the award-winning National Hotel within a few minutes' walk from the Cappuccino Strip. It's known as a great place to eat, drink and stay, and the hotel now boasts a stunning rooftop bar, The Rooftop, with 360-degree Freo views. Perfect for private functions, The Rooftop is licensed for up to 80 people, so you can hold your private event up here and let your guests marvel at the stunning views over the port and all the way to Rottnest. The National caters for small groups, or you can take up the whole rooftop for your special get-together. The Rooftop stocks a large range of premium international and local beers and wines, as well as a great selection of spirits and gins, and a delish small plates and sharing menu.
Another Fremantle favourite, Harbourside Freo is an iconic, one-of-a-kind location with spectacular sunset views over the Harbour. This relaxed bar and restaurant showcases hand crafted cocktails to suit all occasions, as well as Mediterranean inspired food that’s simply divine: share plates, small bites, souvlaki and more. The Fremantle waterfront location is perfect for sunset views of the harbour as you sip on something sweet, and there's regular events like Sunday sessions and date-nights, too; check out their 'What’s On' page to see what fun goings-on are happening at the Harbourside.
We hope we've given you plenty of inspiration for making the most of your summertime!