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Help me find... a rooftop bar in Adelaide

Last updated 03 Feb, 2022

There’s something magical about the expansive views over Adelaide. It creates a sense of elation as you gaze out into the distance. With a city full of wonderful places to share a drink, what better place than a rooftop. There are plenty of options for soaking up some sunshine or moonlight with friends. - Here’s a handful we’ll think you’ll like.

On the rooftops

Sôl Bar & Restaurant

SkyCity Adelaide, 125 North Terrace, Adelaide

This glorious terrace is the perfect spot for a drink along the riverside and taking in the sweeping views of the hills and the coast. Sôl Restaurant has some of South Australia's best produce on offer, including the option of a full plant-based menu.

The Hennessey Bar

45 King William Street, Adelaide

The HENNESSY Rooftop Bar atop the 5-star Mayfair Hotel is a glass-topped, al fresco terrace that gives you the feeling you’ve stepped into a city-oasis. With a lush green vertical garden and gorgeous views of the city-skyline, it's a stylish place to unwind. Guests can look forward to a premium drink menu featuring fine champagne, house cocktails, delectable snack food options as well as DJ entertainment Friday and Saturday nights.

The Hennessy Rooftop Bar is high-end, so be sure you’re dressed to impress. Entrance to the bar is via the Mayfair’s lower level, Mayflower Bar.


2 King William, Adelaide

Located on the corner of King William and North Terrace on one of Adelaide’s most iconic buildings, 2KW offers breathtaking views across the River Torrens to the Adelaide Oval and beyond. Choose from a variety of areas to relax, each with their own vibe. Enjoy a bite to eat or a cocktail while you chill out to the sound of the DJ.

The Gallery

30 Waymouth Street, Adelaide

The original rooftop bar in Adelaide, The Gallery is spread over two levels, filled with amazing art. Located on corporate Waymouth Street, it’s a great place to loosen your tie and start your night after a hard day’s work.

Verandah Bar

129 North Terrace, Adelaide

Have you checked out 'the Strath' since their recent renovations? It's a must see! Among the changes are a new all-weather Verandah area where you can sip on a cheeky cocktail while enjoying the sweeping views and all the sights and sounds of Adelaide's leafy cultural boulevarde, North Terrace.

Offering a bar and dining area, Verandah's retractable roof means you can enjoy the best of Adelaide's many sunshine filled days, or be comfortable when the skies go gray!

Grab a cocktail or just your favourite beer on tap. Their indoor lounge is the haven getaway. Sample their bar snack menu when you are not in the mood for that full meal.

Proof Wine Bar

9 Anster St, Adelaide

Another gem of a bar tucked away down a laneway is specialty wine bar, Proof. With an unpretentious attitude, yet sleek style, this bar features an intimate upstairs terrace that fits just nicely between the high-rise buildings. The garden-like terrace is perfect for sitting outdoors for a lazy weekend catch up, a pre-dinner bevvie or a quick after-work drink any night of the week.

The menu offers some great bar snacks and gourmet toasties (think truffled mushroom & gruyere), and thanks to their sister restaurant press* now also extends to more substantial dishes such as sashimi, pasta and burgers.


Whitmore Square, Adelaide

Operated by The Sparkke Change Beverage Company, Sparkke at the Whitmore is all about individuality, social equity, forward thinking, and inclusivity. What sets Sparkke apart is their character – they are a female-led BrewPub, stocking Sparkke’s 100% natural beverages among the classics. Their rooftop is expansive and colourful, with plenty of seating for parties big and small.

The elevated pub food at Sparkke is crafted by Emma McCaskill, who focusses on seasonal menu changes and her Indian heritage, meaning the food is always fresh and the dishes are always fascinating. Women are the leading force at Sparkke, help #sparkkechange with Sparkke at the Whitmore!

Merrymaker Rooftop Bar

23-29 Market St, Adelaide

Say hello to Adelaide's newest rooftop bar! Located a hop, skip and a jump from Adelaide Central Market, you can enjoy this gorgeous rooftop bar while enjoying creative cocktails and rustic, home-style Modern Australian food.


Level 10, Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Located on Frome Street, this stunning new rooftop bar, Luna10, is not to be missed. Spend hours enjoy the breathtaking view of the city lights, while you sit by the pool or cocktail lounge. From delicious cocktails to a menu of fresh dishes, Luna10 is Adelaide’s highest poolside bar and cocktail lounge - a perfect place for work or play.