Beer Garden

QT best Melbourne Bars open rooftop cocktail bar in Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Best Beer Gardens in Melbourne


Riverland Bar is the original waterfront icon in Melbourne where you can escape the daily grind in an urban beer garden hideaway. This iconic venue is situated on the banks of the Yarra in the historic Federation Wharf vaults, just below Federation Square. This year round outdoor venue is the ideal spot for beers and bites while soaking up the sun in summer or basking under the heaters and warming up with winter cocktails in the cooler months.


Arbory Bar and Eatery in Melbourne is a unique venue in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. This iconic, historic location has been lovingly restored to provide a stylish yet relaxed space where you can escape from the daily grind. The venue features an urban beer garden hideaway, perfect for a quick drink after work or before catching your train home – this is also where they serve their delicious seasonal dishes.

In summer, it’s the ideal spot for beers and bites while soaking up the sun in Melbourne’s central business district on the banks of the Yarra River just below Federation Square. And in winter, when things get chilly around these parts, head down to their sister club, Arbory Afloat.




The Hopscotch Melbourne bar is a downbeat gathering place with a beer for every occasion. The craftiest of them all features as a boutique batch from their on-site microbrewery, which changes every few weeks and is personally prepared by their bar staff. Bring your friends or book a function with your choice of function packs.

Explore their tap and fridge menu for more local and international drops, with 30 tapped beer flavours & plenty more in the fridge, you won’t be asking for ‘the usual’. If cocktails are more your thing, you can’t go past one of their DIY Kocktail Kits, tap cocktails or a spiked slushie… frozé anyone? Or ask the bartender to whip up something bespoke just for you!


Section 8 Melbourne bar is a hip outdoor Melbourne bar set in an old vacant car park between Lonsdale Street and Chinatown. Known simply as the ‘container bar’ because the staff serve drinks from a bar converted from a shipping container, the place is quite possibly hipster heaven, with graffiti-covered walls, wooden pallets strewn about in place of chairs, and steel drums for tables.

The food menu offers hearty dishes like burgers and pasta to keep you going through your night out on town. With live DJs every weekend, Section 8 has become one of Melbourne`s most popular bars.


Welcome to Brunswick is an open-air garden-bar from the Welcome to Thornbury crew. But this time, the food-truck-meets-booze-garden mavens are working in collaboration with double-decker craft brewery 4 Pines, from Manly in Sydney. After creating an instant hit with inner north food truck park Welcome to Thornbury, the 300 Burgers Group is back for round two. The team is continuing its northside foray with a new venture in collaboration with famed Sydney based brewery 4 Pines. Together, the duo has opened a new 450 person food precinct, brewery and beer garden in Brunswick.


The Arbory Afloat just of Flinders Walk is a vibrant space to enjoy drinks and Turkish dining from their extensive menu. The Arbory is located right next to their sister venue The Arbory Bar & Eatery, beside Flinders Station so you can take in Melbourne’s most scenic spots while sipping your cocktails.

With two bars on board, there are plenty of options or checkout their events. There’s also an upper deck pool club where guests can cool off with a drink by the water or even plan your next function.