Header image: QT Rooftop
Whether you have locked in a cheeky after work drink, or you’re looking for an impressive location to take your next Tinder date, picking a cocktail with a view is always a solid choice. There’s no better way to sink back a martini than overlooking Perth’s best views. Here is a list of the best rooftop and waterfront bars in Perth to make your next cocktail date a visual pleasure.
Jetty Bar & Eats
We were waiting with bated breath for the long-awaited opening of Jetty, aptly named for its position on Freo’s East Street Jetty – and we haven’t been disappointed. Sunshine, fine wine, good times, and even better eats.
126 Beach Street, Fremantle
Hidden behind the back of William Street, Mechanics Bar remains to be one of the old faithful joints you know you can count on. The heritage listed rooftop encompasses the rustic charm of old Perth and creates the perfect atmosphere to sling back a cocktail in the sunshine.
222 William Street Northbridge 3003 (entry at rear)
Sweetwater Rooftop Bar
A popular food and drink spot for the east and north Freo set, this lusciously green rooftop bar’s Asian-inspired share plates pair well with a tasty cocktail selection and river views. They also do dangerous $10 Martinis everyday from 5-6pm, and Sundays is The Hanging Yum Cha 8-Course lunch special. With DJs on Fridays and Saturday nights along with Sunday arvos, vibes are high at Sweetwater.
Level 6/1 Silas St, East Fremantle
Tiki As FK
This ’60s-style tiki lounge is the perfect mix between a Polynesian paradise and a swinger fondue party. Sip back on your Broadfield Swizzle as you gaze out into the Perth city skyline. The tucked away courtyard makes for an intimate and inviting experience, be sure to chat to the bartenders, they make for wonderful company.
91a James Street, Northbridge
The National Hotel
The National Hotel’s triumphant return to the Fremantle pub scene was enhanced even further a few years ago following the opening of their rooftop bar. Offering incredible 360 views of glorious old Fremantle town, the port and coast, it doubles as a fantastic function space, and their small plates/grazing menu will save you the trip downstairs for a snack.
98 High St, Fremantle
Australia’s largest pub has got you covered for space, atmosphere and scenery. Parked on the Burswood peninsula, you can kick back and soak in the wide spread river views that stretch right the way out to Claisebrook. Just make sure to keep tabs on where your friends are sat before you duck off to the bathroom, this place is so massive you may struggle to find them again.
1 Roger Mackay Drive, Burswood
Hello Rooftop @ The Rechabite
The newest kid on the Northbridge rooftop bar block, The Rechabite’s top level Hello Rooftop Bar is the perfect capper on the Fringe-ified multi-story venue. What they lack in tap beers they more than make up for in cans, cocktails and colourful characters from whatever Fringe event is rocking the main hall. Make your way down to Double Rainbow when you start to get a little hungry.
224 William St, Northbridge
Don’t let all the suits on the rooftop at Print Hall scare you away from this classy gem. Bobs bar might be in the business side of town but it sure has a sweet view, yummy burgers and second to none sangria.
Upstairs of Print Hall, 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Henry’s Rooftop @ The Reveley
If it’s stunning views of Perth’s pride and joy – Elizabeth Quay – you’re after than you’d be hard pressed to find a spot better than Henry’s Rooftop Bar, above The Reveley. While the Dining Room floor offers a more fine-dining experience, Henry’s keeps it pretty casual, with share plates perfect for a couple of sneaky after work cocktails, along with some live entertainment on the weekends.
The Towers at Elizabeth Quay, Eastern Promenade, Ophir Walk, Perth
QT Rooftop Bar
Stationed above one of Perth’s newest luxury hotels, the QT Rooftop bar can be enjoyed by not just hotel guests, but anyone looking for a unique encounter. Anyone who knows the QT brand also knows that the experience of the guests is paramount. Expect to be impressed by impeccable service, a decadent food menu, and divine cocktails. Did I forget to mention it’s also home to one of the best views of Perth?
Level 18/133 Murray Street, Perth
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