You’ve got to love a bar named after one of Australia’s most colourful Prime Ministers and set on the rooftop of the old West Australian newspaper print factory. Bob’s booze list is impressive with a top selection of craft beers and local wines, as is the neon sign above the bar which states; “Any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up today is a bum” the quote Bob Hawke famously dropped when Australia won the America’s Cup in 1983 and the nation celebrated. You can find Bob's Bar in Brookfield Place, on the top level of Print Hall.
Coconut Grove is Perth's newest rooftop bar, conveniently located on James Street in Northbridge. This bar is comprised of a large garden, diner, 18 types of beer on tap and impressive cocktails from their mixologist. Open from Thursday to Sunday until late.
A local staple The Aviary is a convenient choice as it's located above the Perth train station. Their rooftop bar is known as The Nest and is the largest rooftop space in the state. The Nest offers spectacular views over Perth’s stunning skyline. Spread over 500 square metres, The Nest is a sunny, playful and colourful outdoor space featuring lush trees and plants, day beds & relaxed furniture. Enjoy the delicious food menu which offers something for everyone... including lasagne croquettes!
The Melbourne Hotel
The Aurora is perfectly perched on the rooftop of The Melbourne Hotel, a flexible space with views across the vibrant city scape. Like the lights of the Aurora Australis, the venue transforms from day to night, beginning with breakfast under Perth’s famous blue skies before transforming into a place for meetings, work and conversation, with coffee and light snacks to keep you going. As the sun goes down, the lights of the Aurora go up, primed for after work drinks, sundowners or dinner and drinks in a lounge setting.
Rooftop at QT
Open to both those sleeping over at the QT hotel and friends only dipping their toes into the QT life, this industrial luxe bar embodies the high life in a sun-soaked city. Embrace expert mixology, appreciate fine wine, and roll the dice with a glass of something smooth, all to a soulful beat.
A sophisticated spot for those as passionate about high quality cocktails as they are raising the roof, this Perth bar should be at the top of your list.
Tiki as FK
Perth's newest 60s inspired tiki cocktail lounge has arrived in Northbridge. Head to Tiki as Fk for delicious mixed drinks, skewers plus gorgeous city views.
Look for the tiki door on James Street for a good time!
Lucky Chan's is one of Northbridge's most unique venues. It is Australia's first crowd funded venue with faux laundry machines and quirky washing equipment spread throughout the three story building. The highlight of the venue is the rooftop bar which boats delicious Japanese Whiskey and cocktails. The kitchen at Lucky Chan's is open until 2am on weekends and 1am on weeknights so you can satisfy your midnight ramen cravings.
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