The Imperial Erskineville open rooftop bar

12 July, 2018 by
Annabelle Cloros

Erkineville pub The Imperial is set to open rooftop bar Imperial UP on 15 July after the venue underwent a $6 million redevelopment.

The cocktail bar features a 200-seat courtyard, quasi-classical sculptures and gold mirror-clad pizza ovens.


“We have designed a whole level of Imperial as a cocktail bar that acts like your own personal indoor-outdoor living room,” says Fraser Short of the Sydney Collective. “Imagine a little Italian trattoria that loves disco and has a very cool lounge room.”

UP will focus on Italian cuisine with the menu featuring small bites to start off with along with pasta, Milanese and pizza – think a  Margarita with San Marzano tomatoes and fior di latte alongside a New York pepperoni with cheddar.


The menu also includes a ‘pronto’ section, which includes fried school prawns with saffron aioli; bruschetta with buffalo mozzarella; salumi with mortadella and Lombardi pickled chillies; and a prawn Caesar salad with pickled onion, radish and parmesan-ranch dressing.

UP will also offer dessert,  spanning from lemon meringue pie to pistachio praline and Italian meringue.