Best Rooftop Bars in Auckland

Updated November 8th, 2022


Auckland is a city that is best viewed from on high. The city is surrounded by sparkling harbours, but even if there's no water in sight, being that much closer to twinkling skyscrapers and the open air adds a sense of atmosphere unlike anywhere else. Here's where to find the best rooftop bars in town.

  • Fancy a cocktail with a view? Find the best of both at this waterfront bar.

  • There's arguably no better city than Auckland to have a drink a few floors up. Surrounded by all that sparkling blue harbour, there are plenty of stunning water views – as anyone visiting rooftop bar Sunset will see.

  • With panoramic views over the Waitematā Harbour and the Waitākere Ranges, this polished cocktail bar is the highest in Auckland.

  • Head to the curved outdoor terrace for a drink and bite surrounded by downtown Auckland’s skyscrapers, or slide into a comfortable rounded booth at this Acme & Co-designed bar and restaurant.

  • Take in the view from six storeys up at QT’s in-house bar, and dip into some Mediterranean and Middle Eastern-inspired snacks on the open-air terrace.

  • Like gin? Choose from a 200-strong selection at his slick rooftop bar, 20 floors up in the Four Points by Sheraton hotel.