Whether you have locked in a cheeky after work drink, or you’re looking for an impressive location to take your 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 most beautiful locales – here is a list of the best rooftop bars in Perth to make your next drink out a visual feast in its own right.
The latest addition to Perth’s skyrocketing rooftop bar scene, Folly is perched atop Quest East Perth and offering birds eye views of the WACA and Optus Stadium. find a seat on the wrap-around veranda and take in the stunning vista with a drink in hand, or settle into the foliage-filled dining room for a selection of bites from Chef Jose Perez-Baros.
AGWA’s Rooftop Bar is fittingly brutalist considering the iconic building it’s perched atop, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its charms! Take in the city sunset alongside the sculpture walk, enjoying tunes by a curated lineup of some of Perth’s best DJs and some similarly curated bites and sips – with an unmistakably WA flavour, of course.
The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre
The Loft Lounge & Bar
While not technically a rooftop bar, The Loft Lounge & Bar offers a refined yet relaxed rooftop vibe, tucked away in the CBD on Level 1 of the InterContinental Perth City Centre. The terrace overlooks the beautiful heritage facades of Hay Street and King Street including The Maj, and backs up the classy setting with a classy cocktail and wine selection. The perfect inner-city hang for after work drinks, date nights, casual catchups and more.
Level 1, 815 Hay Street, Perth
The Standard may not be at the top of a skyscraper, but what it lacks in height it makes up with lush greenery and a pretty amazing view. Head up to the pint-sized deck above the garden courtyard and you’ll be treated to a gorgeous view of the CBD and the hustle and bustle of Northbridge below – plus their signature excellent cocktails and bites.
28 Roe Street, Northbridge
This Perth CBD bar’s terrace is packed with urban charm – not to mention plenty of plants! Tucked away down Howard Street, Terrarium‘s dining room boasts floor to ceiling views of surrounding foliage, while the terrace looks out over city rooftops – either way, you’ll have a cocktail in hand!
Corner of Howard Street and Howard Lane, Perth
One of Perth’s OG rooftop bars, Prince Lane is the top tier of a huge three-storey pub right in the thick of things on Murray Street. The rooftop bar features epic inner-city views and a sunshine-drenched deck, plants galore, a very handy cocktail menu and a sneaky karaoke lounge to test your pipes out on. It’s also a great-size spot for birthday parties and work functions.
356 Murray Street, Perth
Hidden behind the back of William Street, Mechanics 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 (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 Street, 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 Street, Fremantle
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 Street, Northbridge
Henry’s Rooftop @ The Reveley
If it’s stunning views of Perth’s pride and joy – Elizabeth Quay – you’re after then you’d be hard pressed to find a spot better than Henry’s Rooftop Bar, perched 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. Expect to be impressed by impeccable service, a decadent food menu, and divine cocktails. Did we forget to mention it’s also home to one of the best views of Perth?
Level 18/133 Murray Street, Perth
The CBD is really pulling no punches when it comes to rooftop vibes, and Hadiqa is a must-visit. The urban oasis vibes are definitely amplified by their iconic Turkish Delight martinis – especially stacked onto a gleaming cocktail tree!
Top Floor, Hibernian Place, 40 Irwin Street, Perth
Header Image Credit: The Loft Lounge & Bar