View from the top: Australia’s best rooftop venues

We’ve scoped out the hottest rooftop venues throughout Australia to take your next event to new heights.


Eleven Rooftop Bar

Perched 11 stories high above Brisbane’s nightlife hub, Eleven Rooftop Bar features 270-degree views of Fortitude Valley and beyond. Eleven is inspired by the rooftops of Istanbul and features a casual yet sophisticated food and beverage menu.

Capacity: 350
Location: 757 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD

Eleven Rooftop Bar, Brisbane

Sixteen Antlers

Sixteen Antlers Rooftop Bar is located on the 16th floor of the Pullman Mercure Brisbane King George Square hotel. The relaxed space offers a selection of boutique beers, cocktails, quality wines and a seasonal tapas menu. The space can accommodate up to 200 people when utilising the newly launched poolside deck.

Capacity: 200
Location: Corner Ann & Roma Streets, Brisbane City QLD

Sixteen Antlers, Brisbane

Eagles Nest

Situated on the 12th floor of The Point Brisbane, Eagles Nest rooftop bar features live music, a tapas-style menu, alongside signature cocktails, Champagne, wine and craft beer. Eagles Nest can be booked for exclusive use Monday to Thursdays, as well as Saturdays.

Capacity: 120
Location: 21 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point QLD

Eagles Nest, Brisbane


Hennessy Rooftop Bar

On level 13 of Adelaide’s Mayfair Hotel, Hennessy Rooftop Bar offers indoor and outdoor spaces, complete with crystal chandeliers and elegant furnishings. Events
are catered to with a high quality food and beverage offering and dedicated service staff.

Capacity: 150
Location: 45 King William Street, Adelaide SA

Hennessy Rooftop Bar, Adelaide



Inspired by hadiqa, the Arabic word for garden, this rooftop bar and supper club allows for intimate settings as well as large functions. The WAHAH area is a stunning
semi-private area with feature lighting, a private bar and AV facilities.

Capacity: 440
Location: Top Floor, Hibernian Place, 40 Irwin Street, Perth WA

Hadiqa, Perth

The Rooftop at QT

Sitting on the 18th floor of the newly opened QT Perth, The Rooftop at QT features indoor and outdoor space, designed for year-round events. Contemporary cocktails and spritzes are paired with bar bites by executive chef Nic Wood.

Capacity: 200
Location: 133 Murray Street, Perth WA

The Rooftop at QT, Perth


Imperial UP

The Imperial Hotel in Erskineville, famed for its drag and queer performance, has recently undergone an $8 million refurbishment, revealing Imperial UP, a contemporary rooftop courtyard. The rooftop emulates an Italian trattoria, complete with Italian food and cocktails.

Capacity: 100
Location: 35 Erskineville Road, Erskineville NSW

Imperial UP, Sydney

Henry Deane

Henry Deane occupies the top two floors of Hotel Palisade and features several spaces available for private hire. Small events can be held in the Push Room, the
Linnean Room, Dining Chamber or Flying Fox, meanwhile the entire top level can be hired for up to 100 people.

Capacity: 100 guests
Location: 35 Bettington Street, Milsons Point NSW

Henry Deane, Sydney

Manly Greenhouse

The rooftop at the newly opened Manly Greenhouse is a green oasis with hanging plants and panoramic views of the Manly beachfront. Canapés, charcuterie platters
and pizzas are on offer, plus cocktails, beer and wine.

Capacity: 100
Location: 36/38 South Steyne, Manly NSW

Manly Greenhouse, Sydney


Smoke is situated on the top level of Barangaroo House, with harbour and city skyline views. The bar boasts a cocktail list with over 40 original creations, a 400-bin wine
list and an exciting menu designed by head chef Cory Campbell.

Capacity: 180
Location: 35 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW

Smoke, Sydney



The Big Group’s Luminare features views of Melbourne and beyond to Port Phillip Bay, loftinspired interiors, chic furnishings and premium food and drinks. Luminare can accommodate up to 250 guests for seated events including a dance area and 500 guests for cocktail events.

Capacity: 500
Location: Corner Browns Lane & York Street, South Melbourne VIC

Luminare, Melbourne

The Stolen Gem

The Stolen Gem is a newcomer to Melbourne’s rooftop scene and has been designed specifically for private events. The rooftop terrace features a retractable roof, offering views over Bourke Street Mall, plus food and beverage packages to suit almost every budget.

Capacity: 100
Location: 388 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC

The Stolen Gem, Melbourne

The Emerson

Located within the vibrant Chapel Street precinct, The Emerson offers indoor and outdoor space and can be split into multiple areas, each with an exclusive private bar and lounge furniture. The venue also features a retractable roof, making it suitable for events year-round.

Capacity: 250
Location: 141-145 Commercial Road, South Yarra VIC

The Emerson, Melbourne


The Howling Moon

The Howling Moon sits atop the Canberra Rex Hotel, looking out over the city skyline. The space is fully enclosed with glass and offers a snack menu, local beverages and house-designed cocktails. Its partner bar on level five, The Swan & King, can also be exclusively hired and can hold 150 guests.

Capacity: 100
Location: 150 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon ACT

Howling Moon, Canberra

This article originally appeared in the November issue of Spice Magazine. Subscribe here.

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