The weather is heating up, which means there’s no better place to soak up Perth’s glorious sunshine than on a rooftop bar with unbeatable views. From the heavenly heights of Rooftop at QT to glorious balcony views over Fremantle, the sunny city has no shortage of urban lookouts and cocktails. We present the top rooftop bars to visit across Perth – you’re welcome!
Above the bustling Murray Street is Prince Lane, a three-layered venue with an open-air rooftop bar as the cherry on top. With a retractable roof to allow for as much sunshine as possible, a minimalist interior design and plants galore, the rooftop bar exudes a chilled out, tropical vibe in contrast to the chaos of the CBD below. From November 2020, their rooftop is hosting a year-long Archie Rose Distillery takeover, so you can expect limited edition gin cocktails as well as tasting nights, bottomless brunches, cocktail masterclasses and a gin themed high tea.
Opening hours: Tues-Thurs & Sun, 12-8pm; Fri, 11.30-2am; Sat 12pm-3am
356 Murray Street, Perth
Henry’s Rooftop Bar
Situated on the top floor of The Reveley in Elizabeth Quay, this sleek inner-city rooftop escape is fast becoming a favourite amongst Perth locals. Boasting unparalleled views of Elizabeth Quay and the Swan River, the cocktail list alone is bound to get you up those stairs.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 11:30am-late
Eastern Promenade, 901 Riverside Dr, Perth 6000
Rooftop at QT
Perth’s highest rooftop bar does not disappoint. With a cracking cocktail menu, sophisticated interiors and a mixture of indoor and outdoor spaces, the Rooftop at QT puts a whole new spin on the word sleek.
Opening hours: Thurs, 5-10pm; Fri, 3pm-midnight and Sat, 3pm-midnight
Level 18/133 Murray St, Perth 6000
The National Hotel Fremantle
Whether you’re sipping on a Spritz in the sunshine or taking in the views of Fremantle, there’s no better place to kick back on a Friday after work, than The National Hotel Fremantle. Fancy something to eat? You can’t go past the crispy buttermilk chicken or the seafood share platter.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 11am-late
98 High St, Fremantle 6160
Placed on the top floor of the Flour Factory, this rooftop bar is a gem amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. With an array of intimate seating areas and stunning green garden spaces, it’s the perfect place for your next sundowner.
Opening hours: Mon- Thurs, 4-10pm; Fri, 12pm-12am and Sat, 4-12pm
16 Queen St, Perth 6000
Craving an after-work cocktail? Named after the late Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister and expert chugger, Bob’s Bar at Print Hall has a huge range of cocktails to choose from, as well as craft beers and ciders.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 11:30am-late
Print Hall Building Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth 6000
Stuck for a spot to have your next Sunday sesh? Look no further than the much-loved Rooftop Bar The Aviary. This colourful and inviting rooftop bar serves everything from Island Punch to Espresso Martinis, and often has DJs entertaining the patrons.
Opening hours: Mon & Tues, 12-9pm; Wed & Thurs, 12-10pm; Fri & Sat, 11-1am and Sun, 11am- 9pm
Level 1, 140 William Street, Perth 6000
You’re unlikely to find a more luscious garden-style rooftop bar and one with such stunning views right in the heart of the Perth CBD. Inspired by the hues and tastes of the Middle East, Hadiqa is heartily stocked with unique craft beers and a killer assortment of cocktails.
Opening hours: Thurs, 4-9pm; Fri, 12pm-late and Sat, 4pm-late
Top Floor, Hibernian Place, 40 Irwin St, Perth 6000
If you’re into fine wines and fine dining, Wildflower is your next must-visit rooftop bar in Perth. You’ll find this sophisticated dining area nestled above COMO The Treasury, with breathtaking views of the Swan River and Perth City.
Opening hours: Wed-Fri, 12-2:30pm/5:30-10pm; Sat & Tues, 5:30-10pm
COMO The Treasury Level 4, 1 Cathedral Ave, Perth 6000
The Loft Bar and Lounge
This lustrous rooftop bar is located on the first level of InterContinental Perth. The impressive wine list and range of cocktails make this place a must-visit if you’re looking for a chic place to catch up with friends, or savour the city lights in solitude. Find out more here.
Please note that the Loft Bar & Lounge is currently closed as the InterContintental Hotel is being used for quarantine purposes. Check their website for updates and opening details.
Opening hours: Sun, 12-12:30am
Level 1/815 Hay St, Perth 6000
Sweetwater Rooftop Bar
Located in trendy East Fremantle, Sweetwater serves up some of the most mouth-watering Asian influenced cuisine and finest cocktails in Perth. If you like the sound of smooth tunes and enjoying a drink whilst overlooking the gorgeous views of Fremantle, then look no further.
Opening hours: Wed, 5-10pm; Thurs, 5-9pm; Fri & Sat, 12-11pm and Sun, 11am-9pm
Level 6/1 Silas St, East Fremantle 6158
Songbird Bar & Lounge
Set over the Swan River, Songbird Bar & Lounge located in The Ritz by Carlton is inspired by Australia’s open skies and free spirit. A destination for casual fare, the indoor-outdoor space features a pool for hot summer days and an inviting fireplace for crisp winter evenings.
Opening hours: Fri & Sat, 4pm-late
The Ritz-Carlton, Perth, 1 Barrack St, Perth 6000