Best Rooftop Bars in Melbourne’s CBD

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Best Rooftop Bars in Melbourne’s CBD

The Melbourne Rooftop Bar is a popular spot for after-work drinks, but there’s more on offer than just that. There are an impressive selection of cocktails, beer and cider available as well as neat wine. Burgers and fries are also available for your hunger cravings.

The Rooftop Cinema is the main attraction and CBD views above Cookie on the seventh floor of Curtin House are breath-taking.

Goldilocks bar is a rooftop bar with a focus on local Victorian craft brew & wine but also showcases the weird and wonderful from around the globe. With quality original and classic cocktails, delectable food options and a big focus on sustainability and recycling, they offer an experience removed from the hustle and bustle for everyone to enjoy.

Goldilocks bar has been nestled atop of Denyers Building since it opened in 2005. Located in Melbourne’s CBD you book your next function or enjoy dinner at their rooftop restaurant.

The Lui Bar Melbourne is a sophisticated cocktail bar situated on Level 55 of the Rialto building. The atmospheric space echoes Melbourne’s Gold Rush-era with its decadent décor and an extensive wine, Champagne, beer and spirit collection. Make your reservation at Lui Bar for a tempting snack menu designed by Vue de monde that pairs perfectly with cocktails like the ‘Kirin Ginger Smash’ or the ‘Cucumber Collins’.

Lui Bar is the ultimate cocktail experience, with an extensive wine, Champagne and beer collection. Contact their staff or book your next function in this lavish rooftop bar & checkout their Jazz Sundays.

Johnny’s Green Room rooftop bar offers an experience whether you want to enjoy a drink, watch the sunset or party until the early hours of the morning, Johnny’s has something for you. It has a neon-lit Sirena “Tonno” sign restored after sitting atop the building for decades and 15-metre long bar serving an impressive drinks list.

The rooftop bar is big enough to comfortably fit 200 & has 360-degree views of Carlton and the sophisticated ambience of a rooftop party in Rome.

The Prince Alfred Hotel is housed in a historic building transformed to include a shipping container for pop-up kitchens, a rooftop bar beer garden. Preserving the exterior of the 100-year old Grattan Street pub. The Alfred sports contemporary furniture, floral wallpaper and pink surfaces, it’s no wonder that locals flock to this trendy spot when they’re looking for good food and drinks menu on Friday nights!

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The Rooftop at QT

Get high on panorama drama. Take the lift to the top floor of Melbourne’s glowing skyline. Rooftop at QT is where we stop for decadent drinking. Under cosy winter awnings or a a hot summer starry night, you’ll find a touch of sleek at QT’s rooftop. 11/133 Russell Street – read more…

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Loop Roof & Loop Top

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Union Electric Bar & Rooftop Gin Garden

Union Electric; Melbourne’s favourite laneway cocktail bar. A cheeky little rooftop bar serving the finest cocktails, craft beers, gin and rum; featuring loud shirts and old school hip hop, you’ll find them constantly creating and evolving drink menus with strange and wonderful new flavours. Located at 13 Heffernan Lane, read more…

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daHa Bar Lounge & Club

Want premium panoramic views of the city? daHa Bar Lounge & Club offers premium cocktails and an range of wines on the 15th floor of the CBD’s skyline. Enjoy a drink on the balcony or relax in the nightclub with friends in a private booth. 15/123 Queen Street – read more…

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Rising from wraparound timber stairs, Siglo Bar is a stunning cube of industrial steel, glass and neon, opening to the striking city views. The terrace offering focuses on classic cocktails, spirits and champagne, as well as fine Cuban cigars and bar snacks. 2/161 Spring Street – read more…

Good Heavens Rooftop Bar

A Stylish retro rooftop bar mixing a wide range of 1980s influenced drinks with broad city views. Good Heavens Rooftop Bar pours delicious cocktails, all Australian wines and a great line up of local craft tap beer. Level 2/79 Bourke Street – read more…

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The Duke of Wellington Rooftop

Established in 1853, The Duke of Wellington is Melbourne’s oldest pub. Upon the rooftop you’ll discover an entertainer’s heaven with selection of craft beers, contemporary food, live music and CBD ambience. 146 Flinders Street – read more…

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Johnny’s Green Room

Johnny’s Green Room at Carlton’s King & Godfrey is perched above Lygon Street. Immerse yourself with spectacular city skyline views with your favourite drink and friends. Level 2/293 Lygon Street, Carlton – read more…

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Campari House

You haven’t experienced true Melbourne nightlife until you’ve partied on the best rooftop bars in the city! At Campari House rooftop bar, you’ll enjoy delicious Italian food, cocktails, wine, chilled beers and fun events with incredible city views. 23-25 Hardware Lane – read more…

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The Corner Hotel

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s sporting and cultural heartland, Richmond’s Corner Hotel showcases and impressive rootop featuring a modern bar beer garden with breathtaking panoramic views so of the CBD skyline. 57 Swan Street, Richmond – read more…

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Imperial Hotel

One of the oldest pubs in Melbourne and continues to be a favourite watering hold for locals and visitors alike. Imperial Hotel boasts an incredible rooftop bar overlooking the city with spectacular views of Melbourne Parliament House and is situated next to the Princess Theatre. 2-8 Bourke Street – read more…

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The Emerald Peacock

The Emerald peacock is the ultimate representation of a classic Melbourne rooftop bar. Tucked away from public view and reaching to the ski with a vibrant rooftop. Whether you’re relaxing inside in an intimate booth or sipping cocktails on the bustling rooftop, The Emerald Peacock is truly an all season destination. 233 Lonsdale Street – read more…

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The Carlton Club Palmz Rooftop Bar

The Carlton Club features a secluded hideaway to escape and unwind. Palmz Rooftop’s tropical flora juxtaposes the city skyline where you and your friends will be served toasty treats under heaters in winter and sip on ice-cool cocktail jugs in summer. 193 Bourke Street – read more…

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European Bier Cafe

Music, sun, friends, the only thing missing is a drink! Overlooking Exhibition Street and the CBD, check out European Bier Cafe’s luxurious rooftop bar with speciality cocktails, biers and sweet tunes. 120 Exhibition Street – read more…

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Bomba overlooks Lonsdale Street treetops and take in stunning view of Melbourne’s north and south over two rooftop bar’s. Perfect for pre and post dinner drinks, with accompanying tapas menu from the downstairs restaurant. 103 Lonsdale Street. read more…

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Heroes Karaoke and Rooftop Bar

Sing for the crowd at Heroes four-level Singaporean inspired rooftop and karaoke bar. Enjoy open mic night, book a private room or have your drink on the roof top bar soaking up Melbourne’s city views. At 188 Bourke Street – read more…

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The Red Hummingbird

The Red Hummingbird is a fabulous unpretentious chic space for your next celebration. Trading seven days, you can party till 3am with up to 150 patrons across both levels. 1/246 Russell Street – read more…

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Transit Rooftop Bar

Located in the vibrant hub of Melbourne’s CBD, Transport Hotel Public Bar is the launching pad for your next night out. Enjoy the view from the Transit Rooftop Bar overlooking the Yarra river, Federation Square and Flinders street. Located on the corner of Flinders & Swanston Street – read more…

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The Albion Rooftop

The Albion is a premium lifestyle destination dedicated to dining, drinking nightlife, functions and events. The venue sprawls over three floors with a decadent club, function level and rooftop offering unprecedented views. 172 York Street – read more…

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Easeys Collingwood

Easeys’s is a celebration of art, music, transport, people, food and drinks. Where else can you eat and drink in a train on the top of a building whilst listening to new and classical hip hop? 3/48 Easey Street, Collingwood – read more…

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Bourke Street Green

Melbourne’s ultimate escape from the frantic city pace. Bourke Street Green is all about fresh vibes, local producers and an opening roof with great cocktails too. 501 Bourke Street – read more…

Stunning views from the Emerson Rooftop lounge with people drinking with yellow umbrellas and blue sky

The Emerson Rooftop Bar and Club

A venue that defies definition. You could call The Emerson a club, a rooftop, a loung, or a bar. Or maybe a circus tent, an aisle, a stage or a palace. The Emerson is whatever you make it. 141-145 Commercial Rd, South Yarra – read more…

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Naked In The Sky

Killer cocktails, extensive bar and restaurant menue, craft beers, house infused vodkas, and Melbourne’s best view! Naked For Satan’s upstairs rooftop restaurant brings you the best views in Fitzroy. 285 Brunswick Street – read more…

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The Provincial Rooftop

Perched above Brunswick St, The Provincial Rooftop is the perfect backdrop for afterword drinks or weekend hangs, catch some ray while quenching your thirst with funky cocktails or make your way down the impressive beer and wine list. 299 Brunswick Street – read more…

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Young and Jacksons Rooftop Cider Bar

Young and Jacksons Rooftop Cider Bar is one of Melbourne’s greatest spots, enjoy views over Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and the MCG. Perfect for drinks to finish the end of your working week, to celebrate good weather, or the perfect pre-game sip to calm the nerves. 13 Swanston Street – read more…