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Drinks with a view: Auckland’s best rooftop bars and restaurants

By Kathryn Chung

Drinks with a view: Auckland’s best rooftop bars and restaurants
What better way to enjoy an evening tipple than at Auckland's most spectacular rooftop bars and dining destinations.


This luxe spot, located on the 10th floor of the Sudima Auckland City hotel, is a gorgeous 132-seat bar boasting panoramic views across the city skyline and harbour. Be sure to sample the bespoke cocktails that hero seasonal ingredients.


Situated on the top floor of the new Mövenpick Hotel Auckland, BODA is a tantalising restaurant wiht stellar ocean views. The menu celebrates vibrant Asian flavours, from punchy sambal and ginger grilled octopus to chicken crackling with chef’s secret spice. Read more about BODA here.

Rooftop at QT

A buzzing watering hole in the heart of the city, QT is one of Auckland’s best rooftop bars. Boasting city and harbour views, along with Mediterranean fare and modern cocktails, the open-air terrace and bar is the perfect spot to transition from afternoon to night.

Bar Albert

Bar Albert is not only one of the newest, but officially the highest rooftop bar in the country, sitting on the 38th floor of the voco Auckland City Centre hotel. With Art-Deco inspired interiors and a gorgeous open-air patio, it’s one of the chicest spots in the city to grab a drink.


The perfect spot for an afternoon spritz, Palmer is a lush Auckland rooftop bar with that overlooks downtown. With a star chef at the helm, the fantastic cocktails are beautifully matched with delicious fare. Read more about Palmer here.


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