Complete guide

Rooftop Bars Queenstown

2024 update
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Country New Zealand
Currency New Zealand dollar
Best time to visit Nov - March
Rooftop grade 5/10
Rooftop Bar Queenstown
Courtesy of Nest Kitchen + Bar

Queenstown Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

While a visit to Queenstown often includes grand views via some sky diving, bungy jumping or mountain top skiing, it is also well worth checking out some of the more relaxing views at the Queenstown rooftop bars.

So which are the best rooftop bars Queenstown? You'll find them right here, with the ultimate guide to the best terraces in this lovely city. Packed with all info you need about each rooftop Queenstown. Opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. Just scroll down and find the Queenstown rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

4 best rooftop bars in Queenstown

Rooftop bar Queenstown Nest Kitchen + Bar

Nest Kitchen + Bar

$$$ | 2nd floor | Fernhill
  • Highlights
  • Breathtaking views
  • Mediterranean food
  • Cocktail lounge

Located at the Kamana Lakehouse on Fernhill Road, the modern and stylish Nest Kitchen + Bar offers one of the best views found in all of Queenstown, offering breathtaking panoramics over Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains. Mainly through the floor-to-ceiling windows, but also on the alfresco sunrise terrace. Decorated in a lovely art deco style, Nest is both lounge and restaurant where you can enjoy a modern take on Mediterranean classics, the largest selection of New Zeland Gin & Tonics, crafted signature cocktails and fine wines.

Rooftop bar Queenstown The Sundeck at Attiqa

The Sundeck at Attiqa

$$$ | 3rd floor | Downtown Queenstown
  • Highlights
  • Live music & DJs
  • Mediterranean food
  • Lounge vibes

A downtown Queenstown rooftop bar with the byline 'Meet early, stay late'. Open daily, Attica comes with both a cool and cosy second floor indoor restaurant and a top floor sundeck terrace. Given the name you understand this is a great spot for enjoying sunny al-freco drinks along with grand views of the close by Lake Wakatipu, but the outdoor fires and heaters also makes it a comfy spot well into the night. Enjoy classic and signature cocktails, champagne, Mediterranean-inspired tapas and both live music and live DJs.

Rooftop bar Queenstown Surreal Bar & Restaurant

Surreal Bar & Restaurant

$$ | 2nd floor | Downtown Queenstown
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant, pub & dance lounge
  • Affordable
  • Great ambience

Vibrant and cosy downtown Queenstown restaurant, pub and dance lounge. And best of all, also rooftop bar. Not the highest and or most grand rooftop terrace around, but still a great spot to catch some relaxing and sunny cocktails while gazing out over the surrounding mountains. A classic spot for both daytime and late night visits. Enjoy a tasty, large and affordable, pub-like menu as lunch or dinner, a full-service bar ant, late at night, live DJs and a vibrant atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Queenstown Bungalow


$$$ | 2nd floor | Village Green
  • Highlights
  • Balcony
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Late night vibes

A modern bar and restaurant, that comes with a small and cosy second floor rooftop bar. Actually so small that it is rather a rooftop balcony, but still a lovely afternoon spot for some sunlight and some tasty cocktails. Enjoy gastropub bites and hand-crafted cocktails along with classic board & card games. Later at night, Bungalow transforms into one of the better clubs in Queenstown, open to late at night and with dance & trap DJ’s every Friday and Saturday.

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 Queenstown

Rooftop-grade: 5/10

Prime season: Nov-March

Residents: 15 850

Climate: oceanic

Just a small town, Queenstown is only the 27th largest urban area in New Zealand. So one can not expect any high-rise skyscrapers, and therefore the Queenstown rooftop bars are at a low altitude. All located within walking distance in the small city center, and many with majestic views over the surrounding mountains and Lake Wakatipu.

About Queenstown

Situated on the south island of New Zealand, Queenstown might be a small town, but it is very large when it comes to adventure tourism. Both a major center for snow sports, as well as bungy jumping, rafting, sky diving and much more, it attracts lots of visitors every year.