Rooftop bars are the best. What is not to love about sitting sky high while sipping on a drink with an amazing view. Though rooftop bars aren't so great once winter rolls around and with the temperatures starting to drop, it's just about time to start looking for drinking spots that are covered. 

Stay toasty this winter – here’s our pick of Auckland city’s best bars with covered balconies.

NEO | 34 Queen Street

Neo is an hidden gem located inside Queens Arcade. The beautiful seating and stunning outside balcony contribute to the atmosphere of a European bistro style of this all day eatery that serves classic offerings drawing on French and Scandinavian cookery.

HI-SO | 67 Customs Street Easter 

Located on the 16th floor of S/O Auckland’s luxury hotel is the HI-SO rooftop bar. Boasting incredible sweeping views across the Waitemata harbour and Rangitoto island, HI-SO is the ideal place to grab a drink with a friend and watch the sunset.

Saint Alice | 204 Quay Street 

Check out the Viaduct Harbour’s latest bar and restaurant Saint Alice, for some stunning sea views. Overlooking Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour this spacious bar and eatery is the perfect blend of sea views, beer, wine & cocktails, live entertainment and a mouthwatering locally inspired menu.

The Glass Goose | 78 Federal Street 

The Glass Goose rooftop bar and restaurant is perched at the top of a hidden staircase tucked away on Federal street. Pop in for a drink and a bite to eat while you kick back on their rooftop bar, designed to look like a garden greenhouse with views of the magnificent Auckland Sky Tower. This Oasis is the perfect escape from the city’s bustle.

Ostro Bar and Brasserie | 52 Tyler Street

Not only do you get incredible dining and drinks at this stunning Britomart restaurant from Michelin Star Chef Josh Emett, you're also treated to one of the best views of Auckland's waterfront. 

Dr Rudi's Rooftop Brewing Co | 204 Quay Street

Dr Rudi's is a popular spot in The Viaduct and a great gathering spot for a large group - especially with their pizzas you can order up to three feet long!

Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen | 7 Sale St

Well-known as a place for celebrations and good nights, the Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen is the go-to spot for a memorable and exciting evening. Offering craft beers, great food and more importantly, live music, this bar and eatery promises hours of entertainment in their great outdoor area.

Seven | 52 Tyler Street

The incredible rooftop space on the seventh floor of the Seafarers Building in Britomart is the place to go for flavourful pan-Asian delicacies and exciting Eastern-inspired cocktails.

TomTom Bar and Eatery | 27 Drake Street 

Unwind and relax at TomTom Bar and Eatery, one of the biggest rooftop restaurants in the city centre. Enjoy the spectacular views of the city from the rooftop deck in Auckland. With an outstanding Asian and Kiwi inspired menu and a list of delicious house made cocktails and craft beers it’s no wonder why this place is hot spot all year long.






Last updated: 21 August 2020