Enjoy panoramic views over the whole city at one of the best rooftops bars in Auckland.

From sundowner by the Viaduct Harbour to the highest rooftop bar in the city, we have rounded up the best spots in Auckland to sip on a cocktail under the open sky. Get in early for a spot in the sun.

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Palmer Bar & Restaurant

Palmer is your urban oasis, offering a one-of-a-kind bar and dining experience in an inspiring setting. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a meal or join friends on the terrace for a drink by the fire pit. Palmer bar and Restaurant offers a relaxed environment to enjoy a sophisticated array of drinking and dining experiences. 

Bar Albert

Located on the 38th floor of voco Auckland, Bar Albert is the highest bar in New Zealand. Soak in the breath-taking views while sipping on delicious cocktails as the evening sun lights up the Auckland skyline with beautiful orange hues. 

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The Churchill

Located on the 20th floor of the ‘Four Points’ by Sheraton Hotel, The Churchill offers spectacular panoramic views of the city. Boasting nearly 200 gin styles, there is something for even the most decerning gin drinker. The Churchill is clearly the best place to enjoy a gin with a view. 

Sunset Bar

Located on the top floor of Sudima Auckland City Sunset Sudima has uninterrupted views across Auckland to the Waitakere Ranges. This rooftop bar is the perfect place to sip on cocktails while enjoying a DJ playing live every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  

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QT Rooftop Bar

QT Rooftop Bar is perched atop with QT Hotel and has amazing views over the Viaduct and Waitematā Harbour. The cocktail menu is as extensive as it is delicious, and there's also a drool-worthy mezze-style menu to fill you up. 

Hi-So Rooftop Bar

Perched at the top of SO/Auckland, HI-SO rooftop bar is the place to enjoy delicious cocktails created with expert mixology. Overlooking the Waitemata Harbour with sweeping views of Rangitoto Island, this place is perfect for catching up with friends after work. 

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Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant

If you’re looking for a place to enjoy wine with a view, Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant on Waiheke Island is your ultimate destination for sweeping views of the ocean, great food, and delicious wine. Treat yourself to a special lunch or dinner out at the restaurant, and head to the rooftop bar to watch the sun go down with a glass of wine.

La Zeppa

This well-known rooftop bar will take you to New York City. Tucked behind Victoria Park Markets, this industrial spot is ideal for soaking up the afternoon sun and nightlife vibes. It's lively but laid-back, with live beats to jam to. 

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Saint Alice

Enjoy breath taking views of the Waitematā Harbour at Saint Alice. This hotspot offers a wide selection of ice-cold beverages as well as fresh seafood. Gather your friends and enjoy the sun and the extra hours of daylight! 

Dr Rudi’s

A rooftop bar with a bowling alley? Yes please! This popular sun-drenched hangout is always busy, and it's easy to see why! There's usually live music, unbeatable views, a good selection of drinks and food, and a lot of fun to be had. 

Parasol & Swing

Located right in the heart of Auckland’s Viaduct, Parasol & Swing is a great spot for a long lunch with colleagues, after-work catch ups with friends, or late-night drinks and a boogie with DJ's or live music, every weekend.