Auckland's city centre is well known for its spectacular cityscape, harbour views and fabulous bars - so why not combine them when you next head out to catch up with friends? Whether it’s 53 stories up in the Sky Tower or on one of the Viaduct's many rooftops, we have selected the bars with boast great views with a drink and food list to match.

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Rooftop at QT | 4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue 

Perched above it all on the sixth floor, Rooftop at QT offers a peak drink and dine experience flowing from laid back afternoons to lavish late nights. 

Saint Alice

Saint Alice | Level 1/204 Quay Street

Saint Alice is a spacious and sun-soaked bar and eatery overlooking Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. With fantastic views of the super yachts and water, it makes a great spot for a casual catch up amongst friends.

The Sugar Club

The Sugar Club | Sky Tower Level 53, 72 Victoria Street West

Take the elevator to the 53rd floor of Auckland’s Sky Tower for a table at The Sugar Club. With incredible views of the Hauraki Gulf and the city centre, this is a bar visit you'll never forget! You'll be met with fine food, creative cocktails and an award winning wine list. 

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Captain's Bar | 99 Halsey Street

Sit on the outdoor terrace and enjoy the stunning waterfront views as you sample a fine selection of rums or classic cocktails with a local twist at Captain's Bar. Match your drink with tapas and sharing platters designed by Argentinian Chef de Cuisine Leo Minelli.

Dr Rudi's

Dr. Rudi's | Level 2/204 Quay Street

Directly adjacent to Saint Alice sits another Viaduct favourite, Dr. Rudi’s. There will be no problem quenching your thirst as Dr. Rudi’s have their own award winning brewery onsite. Choose from one of the 17 tap beers or peruse their extensive wine and cocktail list if you are after something without hops. Once the sun sets, head inside for a game of ten-pin bowling.

La Zeppa

La Zeppa | 33 Drake Street

The open air terrace at La Zeppa is dotted with colourful lanterns and overlooks Victoria Park as well as the greater city centre. Enjoy range of Mediterranean inspired tapas with your choice of a cold drop and toast to the epic views of the Sky Tower which get even better after the sun sets.

People enjoying roof top deck

Parasol & Swing | 7/204 Quay Street

Award winning cocktail bar Parasol and Swing is a great place to come at the beginning or end of the night for a refreshing cocktail, with great vibes to match its fantastic location right in the heart of the Viaduct Harbour. 


Brolly7/204 Quay Street

If you're a fan of Parasol & Swing, make sure you also check out Brolly, located on the level below. The drinks list features natural and organic NZ and Australian labels, Kir Royales (sparkling wine cocktails) and other classics that can be served in-house or taken away. 

Outdoor seating

Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill | 99 Quay Street

Overlooking the gorgeous Auckland harbour, Harbourside Ocean Bar and Grill offers a seafood experience not to be missed. Grab a drink at the bar or stay for a full meal - Harbourside specialises in serving the finest New Zealand dishes with an international twist.

Bar seating area with the waterfront outside

Bellini Bar | 147 Quay Street 

With breathtaking harbour views, five-star service, and an alluring cocktail list, Bellini is the place to go for a relaxing evening with friends and family. Be sure to check out their cocktail masterclasses for a fun activity with friends. 


Outdoor, waterside seating

Holey Moley Golf Club & Karaoke Room | 204 Quay Street

Holey Moley's balcony overlooking the Viaduct Harbour provides gorgeous views of our city of sails making it the perfect spot for an after work drink while you watch the sunset. 

Last updated: 19 October 2022