Rooftop bars are all the rage in Adelaide

Rooftop bars are all the rage in Adelaide

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Some of the best rooftop bars can be found throughout one of Australia’s friendly capital cities, Adelaide. Scattered across bustling suburbs, in sneaky laneways, or even along the waterfront, you can find rooftop bars to match any vibe of the evening.

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It’s one of the city’s largest rooftop gardens and it’s right in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD. You’re surrounded by towering buildngs, while modern art hangs on the walls, as designer furniture decorates the remaining space. Gallery is a great spot to relax with friends while enjoying some fine wine and admiring unique, creative artwork.

2KW Bar and Restaurant (pictured)

On the eighth floor of a stunning historic building is a stylish rooftop bar that overlooks some of the city’s gorgeous old buildings. From here you can admire the rolling Adelaide Hills, separated only by a river. There’s many local wines and top beers to choose from. Relax here on a Sunday afternoon, as the sun sets in the evening or even late into the night. You can get comfy here at any time.

The Hennessy Rooftop Bar

The Hennessy is one of Adelaide’s most popular venues, with tudor-style architecture, chandeliers and even more importantly, a good crowd. It’s in the heart of the city’s main shopping district, sitting high up on the 13th floor of the Mayfair Hotel. Sip on creative cocktails, premium wines, spirits and champagnes.


This intimate venue hides away in a laneway, that’s until you step foot inside and realise it’s actually one of the coolest spots in the Adelaide bar scene. With classic cocktails, gourmet snacks and catchy dance tunes, you’ll find it easy to unwind in this laidback haven.

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Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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