Rooftop bars are a true sign of summer. They provide good vibes, open-air and epic views, and are the ultimate place to catch up with your mates over lunch, dinner and a cold beverage.

Long balmy summer days and rooftop bars go together like gin and tonic! Auckland's food and drink culture is up there with the best, and every corner you turn in Auckland's CBD and suburbs you'll find quirky bars and eateries with mouth-watering menu's. So, scenesters, get involved.

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Saint Alice

Enjoy stunning sea views of the Waitematā Harbour at Saint Alice. Choose from a wide range of ice-cold beverages and indulge in fresh seafood in this hot spot. Grab some friends and soak up the sun and those extra hours of daylight!


Experience an afternoon in the Mediterranean right here in Auckland! With breathtaking interiors and a Swedish and French-style bistro, NEO is a must-visit spot this summer. Take in the beautiful interior and enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony.

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Dr Rudi’s

A rooftop bar with a bowling alley? Yes please! This sun-drenched popular hang-out spot is always bustling and it’s easy to see why! There’s often live music, unbeatable views, a good line up of drinks and eats on offer, and heaps of fun to be had.

La Zeppa

You’ll feel like you’re in New York City at this well-known rooftop bar. Tucked behind Victoria Park Markets, this industrial, cosmo spot is the perfect place to take in those afternoon rays and night-time vibes. It’s lively yet relaxed, and there’s often live beats to jam to.

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QT Rooftop

This boujee bar is perched atop the QT hotel with a stunner of a view over the Viaduct and Waitematā Harbour. The cocktail menu is as extensive as it is delicious, and to top it off there's a drool-worthy mezze-style menu to fill up on.

The Deck at Ostro

Located in the heart of Auckland with views across the harbour to Devonport, Ostro offers up a rooftop vibe with a mouth-watering bistro-style menu. We recommend the big glory bay salmon washed down with the Ostro bellini, mmm-mmm.

The Glass Goose

Whilst it may not have sweeping views over the city like some of the other contenders, this rooftop bar is still right up there on our list. Resembling a glasshouse, this slice of paradise is a bustling joint just off Federal Street.

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