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Rooftop Bars Adelaide

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Rooftop Bar Adelaide
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Adelaide Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

Mixing twinkling skyline views with panoramics over the ocean, the rooftop bars Adelaide has to offer are as diverse as they are fantastic. And enjoying the city and the surrounding hills from a new perspective, drink in hand, is always a good idea.

So which is the best Adelaide rooftop bar? You will find out right here, with the ultimate guide to the best elevated Adelaide hot-spots, packed with all info you need about each venue: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more.

From high-end rooftop lounges to beachside terraces, there is a rooftop bar Adelaide for everyone and every occasion. Just scroll down and find the rooftop bars Adelaide best suited for you.

The list

9 best rooftop bars in Adelaide

Rooftop bar Adelaide 2KW Bar and Restaurant in Adelaide

2KW Bar and Restaurant

$$$$ | 8th floor | City Center
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant & rooftop bar
  • Amazing views
  • Awarded

Perched on top of an historic building in the heart of Adelaide, 2KW Bar and Restaurant is an awarded venue, aiming to provide the best of food, drinks and views. The inside restaurant features large windows looking out to the bright and airy outdoor terrace bar, surrounded with fantastic views over Adelaide. Up here you can indulge in modern Austrailan dishes, crafted signature cocktails, top whiskey picks and very nice wine list. Sophisticated yet vibrant, the 2KW rooftop bar is a great venue for chill-out after work cocktails or weekend vibes with live DJs.

Rooftop bar Adelaide Merrymaker Rooftop Bar in Adelaide

Merrymaker Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 16th floor | City Center
  • Highlights
  • Colorful
  • Tallest in town
  • Seafood

Sixteen floors up at the Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets you find Merrymaker Rooftop Bar. Being the tallest of the rooftop bars Adelaide has to offer, it is no surprise that the very colorful and chic terrace comes with amazing views over the city skyline and the Adelaide Hills. Specialising in classic cocktails with titillating twists and locally sourced seafood, the Merrymaker comes with a friendly and local vibe, perfect for sunny afternoon drinks, Sunday Sessions or late nights under the stars.

Rooftop bar Adelaide The Gallery in Adelaide

The Gallery

$$$ | 3rd floor | City Center
  • Highlights
  • Spacious
  • Pizza
  • Popular after work

Found in the heart of the CBD, The Gallery offers two floors of elegant indoor function spaces, but the true gem is set on top. Spacious, modern and relaxed, the rooftop can be very open-air when the weather allows, but also offer plenty of cover during colder times. The Gallery menu includes everything from signature cocktails, frozen margaritas and wines, to bar snacks, bites and a tasty selection of pizza. A highly popular after work spot during the week, but equally popular as a weekend hot spot.

Rooftop bar Adelaide Sôl Rooftop in Adelaide

Sôl Rooftop

$$$$ | 9th floor | City Center
  • Highlights
  • Elegant
  • 270-degree views
  • Bottomless Brunch

On top of the SkyCity Casino you find Sôl, offering a bright, airy and stylish interior, leading out to an elegant rooftop terrace, surrounded with amazing 270-degree views, from the hills to the coast. The Sôl rooftop menu includes locally inspired and modern available for all day dining, along with a dynamic list of signature and time honoured cocktails, rare spirits and an expansive international wine list. Every weekend there is also a Bottomless Brunch.

Rooftop bar Adelaide Hennessy Rooftop Bar in Adelaide

Hennessy Rooftop Bar

$$$$ | 13th floor | City Center
  • Highlights
  • Chic
  • Crafted house cocktails
  • Weekend live music & DJs

Perched on top of the 5-star Mayfair Hotel in the heart of Adelaide, Hennessy Rooftop Bar is a venue where history meets city chic. In an elegant blend of indoor and outdoor spaces, here you can indulge in innovative and crafted house cocktails, premium champagne, a high-end selection of wine, as well as light meals, all to the sweeping views of Adelaide and over the iconic Rundle Mall and King William Street. Surrounded with a lux and sophisticated lounge vibe, turning extra vibrant with live music and DJ entertainment on weekends.

Rooftop bar Adelaide The Unley in Adelaide

The Unley

$$$ | 2nd floor | Parkside
  • Highlights
  • Colorful
  • Modern pub
  • Lunch to late night

Found on popular Unley Road in Parkside, The Unley offers several floors of friendly atmosphere and great food and drinks. The revamped interior features a series of open and free flowing spaces, with contemporary styling and furniture, leading up to the gorgeous and colorful rooftop. Serving from lunch to late night daily, The Unley menu offers Adelaide pub food made with local, seasonal ingredients, along an extensive range of local wines and craft beers on tap, as well as a seasonal cocktail menu and artisanal gin list.

Rooftop bar Adelaide Rocket Bar & Rooftop in Adelaide

Rocket Bar & Rooftop

$$$ | 3rd floor | City Center
  • Highlights
  • Weekend hot-spot
  • Vibrant
  • Cool views

The Rocket Bar is somewhat a live music institution in Adelaide, serving bands, DJs and party vibes every weekend. Set above, the Rocket Rooftop is a bit more chill, but still a prime spot for a fun night out. Situated around a 120 year old Cycad tree, the leafy and astro-turf terrace comes with its own bar, comfy booths and cool views over the surrounding skyscrapers. Open nightly weekends and sometimes for daytime party sessions, open-air and elevated fun in Adelaide does not get much better than this.

Rooftop bar Adelaide West Rooftop Bar in Adelaide

West Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 2nd floor | Henley Beach
  • Highlights
  • Beachside
  • Ocean views
  • Creative cocktails

Located above Melt Henley and SeaSalt, right beside Henley Beach, West is a premium rooftop bar, surrounded with soothing views over the ocean. Blending indoor and outdoor seating in a contemporary retro-look, with comfy lounge sofas and booths, the rooftop bar offers a nice selection of creative and crafted cocktails, bringing a seaside vibe to the classics. Expect friendly and relaxing beachside lounge vibes, perfect for after beach or pre-dinner drinks to beautiful sunsets.

Rooftop bar Adelaide Nineteen Ten in Adelaide

Nineteen Ten

$$$$ | 3rd floor | City Center
  • Highlights
  • Burlesque & jazz club
  • Glamorous
  • Speakeasy-style

A unique rooftop bar, not only in Adelaide but pretty much in the world. With a luxurious speakeasy style, inspired by the infamous Broadway burlesque clubs during prohibition-era New York, the rooftop is open nightly Thursday to Saturday, and every evening means live performances, with the best talent of burlesque dancers and jazz bands taking the stage. Complemented with exquisite cocktails, fine spirits and a large selection of bubbles, wine and beers, this is the Adelaide rooftop bar for a glamorous, luxurious and vibrant night out.

Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.

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City info

Rooftop bar Adelaide

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: Sept-May

Residents: 1,3 millions

Climate: mediterranean climate

Located in South Australia, Adelaide has a mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cooler winters. But even if the winter months can be chilly, the rooftop bars in Adelaide usually can stay open all year round.

With quite a compact city center, many of the Adelaide rooftop bars are found within walking distance from each other.

A typical Adelaide roof bar usually has a nice view over the city skyline and the surrounding hills, and comes with a sophisticated yet relaxing atmosphere.

About Adelaide

Adelaide is Australia's fifth largest city and the capital of the state of South Australia. Also known as the wine capital of Australia, the city is surrounded by some of the best wine regions in the country. Also a coastal city, there are several fantastic beaches in Adelaide.