Whether you’re looking for a chic cocktail lounge or waterfront vistas, Perth’s rooftop bars have something for everyone.

Perth boasts not only stunning beaches and a unique dining scene, but also a plethora of rooftop bars offering panoramic views of the city skyline and the sparkling Swan River.

As the sun sets over this urban oasis, the city’s rooftop venues come alive with the clinking of glasses and the chatter of patrons soaking in the ambiance. Join us on a journey through the best rooftop bars in Perth, where every sip is accompanied by breathtaking vistas and memorable moments!

<strong>Aurora Rooftop Bar</strong>
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Aurora Rooftop Bar

Take yourself to new heights with a visit to the Aurora Rooftop Bar at the Melbourne Hotel. Distilling their own gin, this suave rooftop venue provides stunning views of Perth’s city skyline while inside a relaxed rooftop bar. With indoor and outdoor spaces, it’s perfect year-round for sipping house-made gin, cocktails, and wines after work or with friends. Open only on Friday from 4pm, be sure to head up to one of the best rooftop bars in Perth!

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Melbourne Hotel, Perth, WA 6000
<strong>The Aviary Perth</strong>
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The Aviary Perth

Right in the CBD of Perth and conveniently next to the train station lies The Aviary, a cocktail rooftop bar that is a hotspot for those who love a boogie. From the bar you can look up to see skyscrapers towering above you, or you can peek over the edge of the balcony to see the busy Murray Street Mall. During the cooler winter months, The Aviary usually set up rooftop igloos, where you and your friends can cosy up in clear domes fit with fluffy rugs and endless drinks and bar snacks. As for summer, you can sit under the umbrellas on the deck, or dance the night away beneath the palm trees and fairy lights.

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140 William St, Perth, WA 6000
<strong>Bob's Bar</strong>
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Bob's Bar

Looking to plan the perfect night out at a rooftop bar in Perth’s CBD? Named after the former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, Bob’s Bar is the rooftop terrace at the popular St Georges Terrace establishment. With its central city location, Bob’s Bar has a tasty bar menu, cocktails, wine and cold beverages on tap. Residing in Print Hall – the original headquarters of the West Australian newspaper and its printing press machines in the 1930s – this venue is also home to three other establishments: a cafe, bar and an Asian-fusion restaurant.

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25 St Georges Ter, Perth, WA 6000
<strong>Mechanics Institute</strong>
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Mechanics Institute

An institution in its own right, Mechanics Institute has become one of Perth’s most iconic rooftop bars. Perched high above Northbridge, it’s split across two buildings making it one of the most unique drinking spots in the city. Beyond stunning views, Mechanics Institute is home to some of the best and friendliest bartenders in all of Perth with boutique beers and cocktails that shift from day-to-day. Escape from everyday life below with this unique hidden rooftop bar in Perth.

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222 William St, Northbridge, WA 6000
<strong>The Point Bar & Grill</strong>
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The Point Bar & Grill

Waterfront drinks at its finest thanks to East Perth’s hospitality precinct where rooftop bar and restaurant, The Point Bar & Grill, proudly lies. With sweeping views of the Swan River, The Point Bar & Grill boasts chic lounges, an extensive drinks menu, and a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy its mesmerising waterfront views. Local musicians and DJs entertain the bar every weekend, namely from the sunset lounge on the rooftop. After one visit you’ll soon realise why this restaurant on the Swan River in Perth has been named the best.

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306 Riverside Dr, East Perth, WA 6004
<strong>Prince Lane Bar</strong>
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Prince Lane Bar

Another beautiful spot to take in the urban jungle and enjoy a drink is Prince Lane Bar that’s nestled in Perth’s CBD. The rooftop interior is fitted with fairy lights, umbrellas and lush greenery making it a relaxing and ambient rooftop bar to settle in for the afternoon or in the evening. The vast beverage menu has all of the beers, cocktails and wines you could hope for. Pick from one of their specialty cocktails or ask for a classic concoction if you’re craving a mojito or margarita.

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356 Murray St, Perth, WA 6000
<strong>Rooftop at QT</strong>
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Rooftop at QT

From the 18th floor of the QT Perth stands an impressive rooftop bar. Luckily, you do not have to be a guest at this luxurious establishment to enjoy the stunning views and spacious bar that is the Rooftop at QT. Their bar menu features local wines, beer, bubbles and signature cocktails enhanced with concoctions of grapefruit, wattleseed, elderflower and other exotic flavours. Having one of the most elevated rooftop bars in Perth and with sophisticated outdoor and indoor interiors, a day or night at the Rooftop at QT is an experience you must not miss in 2024.

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133 Murray St, Perth, WA 6000
<strong>The Standard</strong>
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The Standard

A stunning venue with great ambience, The Standard is a well-loved gin bar in the heart of Perth’s CBD. The drinks list is extensive and well-priced, boasting an impressive selection of gin-based cocktails. Overlooking the Perth CBD skyline, on the rooftop you’ll also find converted shipping containers housing the outdoor bar and seating. For your visit we recommend trying the Our Way Rosé made with Dandelion Pink Berry Gin, Aperol, rhubarb bitters, prosecco and lemon. Yum!

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28 Roe St, Northbridge, WA 6003

If you’re after just a tasty cocktail, then look no further than The Best Rooftop Cocktail Bars in Perth. And for more sweeping views, sip through these 8 Best Waterfront Bars in Perth of 2024.

Feature image: Prince Lane Bar. Sunday Sundowner on the Rooftop. Image supplied.