A beverage enjoyed watching the sun disappear on top of one of Melbourne’s many splendid roof top bars is magical, especially when the stars come out it’s even more so. Rooftop bars are a big movement now, especially in Melbourne…we are blessed with these bars popping up everywhere utilizing space in the clouds.
Here are just some of the hero’s, which are nearest to Waterfront Apartments Melbourne and CBD, which are easily accessible by foot, or tram which is so convenient because we’re in the free tram zone. Most have also made their rooftop spaces almost weather proof with protective awnings and heaters with many supplying complimentary blankets for those cooler nights and there’s also cool misting water in the hotter months. It’s a blast from the top and a true Melbourne ‘must do’.
The Rooftop at QT
Boasting fantastic views across the city any night of the week. This is an exciting luxurious experience.
Good Heavens Rooftop Bar
Head up to the top end of town, above Fancy Hank’s (a Melbourne BBQ meat favourite). You’ll find this retro fun bar on Bourke Street offering craft beers and an all-Australian wine list. Their specialty is their 80’s inspired cocktails plus their lunch menu Monday to Saturday is inspirational, just step upstairs and grab a table.
Head up to the Paris end of town and opposite Treasury Gardens you will find an old institution The Melbourne Supper Club. Upstairs you will discover sophisticated Siglo with signature white tablecloths dishing out traditional cocktails. It’s also a cigar bar and the view of the gardens is divine.
Surrounded by gorgeous greenery makes this little rooftop bar a gem to visit. It’s right in the center of the city, down a famous laneway and is perfect for that place to get away from it all and just take it all in.
It feels like being in an English garden with its terraces complete with shabby chic garden furniture and umbrellas. There is one signature cocktail here you must try at least once…the DD Cup cocktail with the marvelous Melbourne view.
Heading up to the top end of town, opposite Melbourne’s Parliament House next to Fitzroy Gardens you will find the Imperial Hotel right on the corner next to the Princess Theatre, it’s where all the action is. The Imperial Hotel is known for its perfect position on the corner to watch all good sports whilst overlooking the city.
An island oasis in the city with Melbourne views amidst bamboo thatched huts and palm trees. Enjoying a cocktail here is like being on a tropical island.
This is an all-weather haven in the middle of the city, fabulous during summer watching the sun disappear and in winter watching the rain come down around you. Enjoy your cocktails with a little bit of tapas.
A little bit of lively fun in the middle of the city. Featuring delicious, sustainable drink practices (straw free) whilst enjoying breathtaking views of Melbourne city. It’s a playful bar with light bar snacks and Noodle Kingdom provides dumplings and spicy noodles from the first floor. Enjoy happy hour every day.
Campari House Rooftop Bar
The best rooftop bar on Hardware Lane is nestled amongst the skyline of the city and is a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy this all-weather rooftop bar with heaters in winter and a fully retractable roof in summer. Indulge on Italian snacks with a little bit of Italy in the city for lunch onwards.
Offering unprecedented views of the Melbourne skyline from a southern aspect. This rooftop has incredible vive and with weather provisions, it’s the go to spot all year round no matter what the weather brings in.
Enjoy one or a few of our fabulous rooftop bars in Melbourne next time you visit with us. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like, all these unique places with the killer views are perfectly located close to us at Waterfront Melbourne Apartments. Hop on a tram or if the sun is shining take a stroll in the city to find one of the many rooftop bars and discover a hidden oasis over looking the skyline of Melbourne’s CBD.