As soon as the sun comes out, it’s officially the season for drinking on rooftops.
There are countless rooftop bars in Sydney, and at Hunter & Barrel, you can head outside to enjoy a refreshing drink and a meal in the open air, surrounded by the bustling and vibrant waterfront atmosphere of Cockle Bay.
We’re already one of the best bars in Sydney, and when you factor in the fresh air and incredible location, it’s hard to pass up an opportunity to stop in for a drink.
Here’s what makes us one of the best rooftop bars in Sydney.
The drinks list
A great bar needs more than a couple of house beverages to get the night going. Our Hunter & Barrel wine, beer, and cocktail options are diverse and exceptional, and any of them will make that rooftop drinking experience extra special.
Our drinks menu includes a number of specialty barrel-aged cocktails, including the Hunter’s Mojito and an Aged Pina, which incorporate barrel-aged spirits for extra depth of flavour.
It also includes a range of options designed to be shared between two or four people – ideal for summery drinks in the sun.
To top it all off, the wine list is extensive, and the beers and ciders are always cool and refreshing.
The best cocktail bars in Sydney are not those with a great drinks list and handfuls of peanuts to nibble on – they’re the ones with full food menus that offer everything from snacks and share plates to complete meals to help you settle in for the evening.
At Hunter & Barrel, we incorporate fresh produce, seasonal foods, and high quality cuts of meat with traditional cooking techniques and rustic presentation to create a unique dining experience.
We showcase the time of the hunter with culinary methods such as coal grilling, rotisserie, and slow cooking. Opt for a shared platter of starters if you’re just dropping in for a quick bite, or try a feast made for two for a dining experience like no other.
What better place for a rooftop bar in Sydney than on Cockle Bay wharf, right in the middle of all the action, and with the beautiful harbour in the background?
Your drinks outdoors with Hunter & Barrel have the benefit of the fresh breeze from the harbour, as well as the gorgeous surroundings of Sydney’s CBD.
While this makes it a perfect spot for a drink, it’s also ideal as part of a night out on the town. After dinner you can opt for a relaxing 30-minute stroll all the up to Miller’s Point, or you can head 10 minutes away to the Sydney Tower Eye for incredible views over the city.
Or, make this your starting point for a night of exploring the best bars in Sydney, attending a performance at the Sydney Town Hall a block away, or taking a cruise out on the harbour. When your starting point is in Darling Harbour, the city is your oyster!
Make your booking at Hunter & Barrel in Sydney to discover our rooftop location.