10 of the best rooftop venues across Australia

The arrival of summer calls for afternoon cocktails, fresh food and rooftop soirées.

As the warm summer weather sets in, rooftop venues are the perfect spot to soak it all up and enjoy spectacular views.

From Brisbane to Sydney and over to Perth, these are 10 rooftop venues ideal for hosting a corporate event:

The Gili Rooftop

With sweeping harbour views by day and shimmering skyline views by night, The Gili Rooftop is an incredible setting for any occasion. Set amongst the lush surrounds of Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, this versatile space is available to hire exclusively for cocktail events as well as seated functions.
Cocktail capacity: 150
Location: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW

The Rooftop at Quarryman’s Hotel

This Palm Springs-inspired rooftop is a hidden gem, located atop The Quarryman’s Hotel in Sydney’s Pyrmont. With a focus on pastels, cacti, cocktails and good tunes, it’s the perfect summer destination for a relaxed, cocktail event.
Cocktail capacity: 100
Location: 214-216 Harris St, Pyrmont NSW

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The Rooftop at Quarrymans

The Gallery

Located in Adelaide CBD, The Gallery combines heritage charm with modern sophistication. The level three rooftop can be hired exclusively on Sundays and Mondays, offering an open-plan layout and amazing city views.
Cocktail capacity: 180
Location: 30 Waymouth St, Adelaide SA

Elixir Rooftop Bar

Nestled above Brisbane’s busy Ann Street, Elixir Rooftop Bar offers a hidden oasis perfect for any  occasion. The rooftop’s fresh wooden decor, lush plants, fairy lights and day bed seating allows for a relaxed and chic event.
Cocktail capacity: 150
Location: 646 Ann St, Brisbane City QLD

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Elixir Rooftop, Brisbane

The Glenmore Hotel

Established in 1921, The Glenmore Hotel is a Sydney icon and favourite among event planners. The rooftop boasts stunning views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House, and can be hired exclusively or partially to give groups privacy in a buzzing rooftop atmosphere.
Cocktail capacity: 150
Location: 96 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW

Soleil Pool Bar

Soleil Pool Bar takes its name from the French word for sun, and it’s no secret that this venue shines brightly. Located within Rydges South Bank Brisbane, the venue offers premium food and drinks, attentive service and a glamorous poolside setting to ensure any event is a stand-out.
Cocktail capacity: 250
Location: 9 Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD

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Soleil Pool Bar

Provincial Hotel

Perched above Brunswick Street, Provincial Hotel is an iconic pub and rooftop bar set in the bustling hub of Fitzroy. With eclectic décor and a laid-back vibe, the Provincial Hotel is the perfect spot for a relaxed corporate gathering during the warmer months.
Cocktail capacity: 180
Location: 299 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC

Aurora Rooftop Bar

Located at the heights of the Melbourne Hotel, Aurora Rooftop Bar is a hidden jewel of Perth CBD. It offers stunning skyline views and a variety of unique cocktails, the bar even distills its own gin.
Cocktail capacity: 150
Location: 33 Milligan St, Perth WA

This article ‘10 of the best rooftop venues’ originally appeared in the Summer issue of Spice Magazine.

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