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The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Perth for Summer 2022

Rooftop drinks. Photographed by Kelly Sikkema. Image via Unsplash

Offering stunning city views and delectable cocktails; bar-hop to our list of the best rooftop cocktail bars in Perth!

The novelty of a rooftop bar never gets old. There is something so unique and exciting about sipping cocktails among Perth’s city skyscrapers. Whether it’s for after work drinks, a weekend meeting point with your friends or a date night spot, a rooftop bar is the perfect location for a memorable day or night out.

Best enjoyed year-round; if you’re wanting to enjoy this summer with a cocktail in-hand, round up a few mates and visit some of Perth’s finest bars!

So, to help you say cheers in style, check out our list of the 10 best rooftop bars in Perth for summer 2022 – all with views of the CBD, the Swan River and even Fremantle.

Rooftop at QT
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Rooftop at QT

From the 18th floor of the QT Perth hotel lies 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 at 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.

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133 Murray St, Perth, WA 6000
Bob's Bar at Print Hall
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Bob's Bar at Print Hall

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, Print Hall is a favourite meeting spot for those looking for after-work drinks. 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
Mechanics' Institute
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Mechanics' Institute

Found just a short walk from the Perth train station is Mechanics Institute, a rooftop bar in Northbridge that could otherwise blend into the many heritage buildings of the area. The cosy and industrial-esque cocktail bar is home to alfresco seating overlooking out on to Northbridge below, and a bar serving up many beverages on tap or from the spirit collection. In 2015 they were voted as the Australian Small Bar of the Year and today, six years on, they remain a popular watering hole in Perth’s Northbridge bar precinct.

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222 William St, Northbridge, WA 6000
The Aviary
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The Aviary

Right in the CBD of Perth and conveniently next to the train station lies The Aviary, a hotspot for a cocktail on a rooftop bar and a boogie with the best DJs around. 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, of course, 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
Henry's Rooftop at The Reveley
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Henry's Rooftop at The Reveley

The three-tiered popular eatery, The Reveley, is home to Henry’s Rooftop bar, which has magnificent views of both the river and the CBD. One of Perth’s best rooftop bars, Henry’s has almost any type of spirit imaginable, from Japanese whisky to spiced rum and grapefruit vodka. Cocktail lovers can choose from a menu of signature concoctions, or opt to share a Giant Cocktail with their partner in crime. If you’re feeling peckish, there are pizzas and share-style plates, with delights such as oysters, croquettes and sliders. The other levels of The Reveley include the cafe-style Ground Floor, and the modern restaurant on the Dining Room Floor.

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Lot 901, Riverside Dr, Perth, WA 6000
Prince Lane
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Prince Lane

Another beautiful spot to take in the urban jungle and enjoy a drink is Prince Lane 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 such as the Gingerbread Baileys with butterscotch, coconut and gingerbread syrup; or ask for a classic cocktail if you’re craving a mojito or margarita. Apart from being titled as one of Perth’s best rooftop bars, Perth Lane is also popular for functions, so it might be a unique option for your next birthday party or special event!

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356 Murray St, Perth, WA 6000
Lucky Chan's Laundry & Noodle Bar
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Lucky Chan's Laundry & Noodle Bar

One of the coolest and most novel restaurants in Perth, this Asian-inspired eatery also sells cocktails and even alcoholic bubble teas coming in flavours such as the Hubba Bubbletini and the Sour Faced Samurai. Upstairs is the rooftop bar, which has a theme that changes every four months. But, apart from the themed decorations around the garden rooftop, this rooftop bar in Northbridge will also spice up your drinks with liquid nitrogen, smoke and fire. Previously specialising in all things fictional Japanese mafia; given how fleeting these rooftop themes are, there is no reason to put off a memorable trip to Lucky Chan’s.

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311 William St, Northbridge, WA 6003
Sweetwater Rooftop Bar
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Sweetwater Rooftop Bar

Home of dumplings and cocktails, this rooftop bar in Fremantle, Sweetwater Rooftop Bar, is known for their Asian-inspired feasts and casual garden rooftop. The bar offers many wine and cocktail options including the intriguing Zen Monk cocktail with jalapeño infused gin, lavender, orange and ginger beer. And despite being situated in foodie-orientated Freo, Sweetwater is still carving the way in Perth’s delicious food scene, offering yum cha, multiple Asian delicacies and even a plethora of vegan and gluten-free options.

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1 Silas St, East Fremantle, WA 6158
Hello Rooftop Bar at The Rechabite
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Hello Rooftop Bar at The Rechabite

The four-storied Rechabite is home to the Hello Rooftop Bar, a spot where you can admire views over Northbridge’s William Street with a drink in hand. The large Rechabite is a century-old heritage building, which has been revived to become an integral part of the city’s music and entertainment scene. Hello Rooftop is always running events, such as dance parties and Sunday sessions. If you desire a change of scenery from the rooftop, you can pop down to the three lower levels, for either a bite to eat or further opportunities to dance the night away.

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224 William St, Northbridge, WA 6003
Tiki as FK
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Tiki as FK

Tiki as FK is a groovy, 60s-inspired rooftop bar and cocktail lounge in Northbridge. The tiki theme is reflected in their decor with a timber-laden bar taking centre stage – serving up a delectable cocktail and beverage menu which doesn’t shy away from rum, or any other spirits for that matter. This cosy rooftop bar in Northbridge has stunning views of the neighbouring city buildings and there is regular live music, DJs and comedy nights to experience. At Tiki as FK, you can sit back with a cocktail (in an iconic tiki mug) and pretend you’re somewhere a little more exotic and tropical for a few hours!

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91a James St, Northbridge, WA 6003

For more tippled delights, why not check out Perth’s 6 Best Gin Bars of 2022. Or, for a pick-me-up, order your favourite elixir from the 9 Best Coffee Shops and Cafes in Perth.

Feature image: Photographed Kelly Sikkema. Image via Unsplash.
This article was first published on November 20 2020. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on December 14 2021.
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