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Our Top 5 Outdoor and Rooftop Venues in Sydney to Ring In The End of Summer

Summer may be drawing to a close, but the sunshine and warm weather is still rolling on. We’ve gathered some of our favourite outdoor and rooftop venues Sydney has to offer so you can enjoy the last of the sunshine in style. 

1. Zeta Bar, Zeta Back Bar and Terrace

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city with Hilton’s Zeta Bar, located right in the heart of the CBD. With a terrace overlooking the Queen Victoria Building and city skyline, Zeta provides the perfect combination of good views and even better drinks, courtesy of their renowned mixologists. A rooftop venue that ticks all of the boxes, Zeta is perfect for after-work drinks, a weekend soiree or celebrating your next function with a gorgeous view.

  • Venue: Zeta Bar
  • Address: Level 4, Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney, 2000
  • Capacity: 150
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Private parties, Wedding

2. Rose of Australia, The Terrace

Brimming with personality, Rose of Australia exudes contemporary cool synonymous with the Inner West. Nestled in Erskineville, only 15mins from Sydney CBD, Rose of Australia’s Terrace is one of its most popular spaces, and for good reason. The exposed brick is complemented by contemporary artworks and greenery, with a mixture of high and low seating and a cushioned booth creating a relaxed atmosphere. With the overhanging roof providing shade, The Terrace is the perfect outdoor venue to enjoy the remaining Summer days and nights, with a gastro-pub menu and expansive drinks list that’s sure to impress. If you’re looking to keep the summer vibes rolling, Rose of Australia has $2 oysters 4-6pm every Friday for the rest of February. 

  • Venue: Rose of Australia
  • Address: 1 Swanson St, Erskineville NSW 2043
  • Capacity: 70
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Private dining, Private parties, Other

3. Potts Point Hotel, Sweethearts Rooftop

Sitting within a refurbished Federation-style bank on Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point Hotel offers an assortment of bars and spaces across its four levels with something for everyone. Sweethearts Rooftop on the top floor is the perfect spot to celebrate the end of Summer with its vibrant mural wall, gardens and a roof fringed by fairy lights. Mist sprays keep the last of those warm nights nice and cool, with a retractable roof and heaters keeping the night rolling if the Summertime heat wanes as the sun goes down. If you’re feeling hungry after work, Sweethearts runs Taco Thursday every Thursday; with resident DJ’s from Get Soul Collective soundtracking your Mexican feast right through to Saturday.

  • Venue: Potts Point Hotel
  • Address: 33-35 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011
  • Capacity: 150
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Meeting workshop, Presentation, Private dining, Private parties, Wedding, Other

4. The Jackson, Rooftop Bar

If you’re after something a bit different from your next rooftop venue, The Jackson has just the right space. Sitting in Sydney Harbour and named after its shimmering waters, The Jackson embodies luxury with gorgeous navy blue, gold and velvet finishes complemented by moody downlights. The drinks menu extends from fine wine and creative cocktails right through to local craft beers, with seafood tapas and an authentic pizza oven offering delicious food options. The Rooftop Bar is the perfect way to overlook the glittering harbour as you pass through, with lounge seating both indoors and outdoors and a retractable roof. Keep the Summer vibes rolling with The Jackons’s Rose Bottomless Brunch running right through March 11-25th.

  • Venue: The Jackson
  • Address: 1, King Street Wharf, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Conference, Presentation, Networking venues, Private dining, Private parties, Wedding, Other

5. Kingsleys Woolloomooloo, Outdoor Terrace

After some waterside dining to celebrate Summer? Perched right on Woolloomooloo’s iconic Finger Wharf strip, Kingsleys focuses on premium, local ingredients to bring you amazing Australian dining right on the harbour. The white weatherboarding, clad with bright turquoise blue details, fits right into its waterside location. The Outdoor Terrace provides dining right on the doorstep of Finger Wharf, allowing you to enjoy Kingsleys famous steak and seafood menu with a glittering view of the water. If you’re looking for an outdoor venue with a view to match, Kingsleys is a no-brainer way to enjoy a warm, sunny lunch with your guests or enjoy the Summer sunsets with an evening function. 

  • Venue: Kingsleys Woolloomooloo
  • Address: 10/6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, 2011 NSW
  • Capacity: 130
  • Event Type: Private parties, Private dining, Networking venues, Other

When it comes to finding the best outdoor and rooftop venues for Summer, Sydney bookers can trust HeadBox to help find the perfect space for a memorable event. So let’s get started – contact the HeadBox team today!


1. Who can use HeadBox?

Anyone! Whether you’re a corporate booker looking for a private dining room, meeting room, Christmas or EOFY party venue or you’re a social booker looking for the perfect spot to host your birthday party, hens night or wedding – HeadBox has you covered.

2. What is HeadBox?

HeadBox connects corporate and consumer bookers with venues and suppliers and is the easy way to book, manage and deliver everything in one place. No long searches, no stress, no hidden costs.

3. How do I submit an event brief?

Submitting an event brief is an easy process. Our intuitive brief builder will take you through a series of questions collecting all the necessary details needed to host a great event. We want to know details such as where your event will take place, on what date, how many people are attending, and what your total budget is. Once you submit this information, relevant and available venues will respond to your brief!

4. How long will it take for venues to respond?

Our venues are super quick to respond! You should receive responses or a proposal within 24-48 business hours.

5. What are the top 5 things to consider when choosing a venue?

The cost, the location, style, capacity & catering options.