Updated: Nov 4, 2018
Winter is slowly approaching. Still, in our opinion, drinks taste better at high altitude. There is just something about sipping on a cocktail at one of Melbourne’s rooftop bars. The city offers top venues for sipping drinks under a setting sun or a sky full of stars. No matter if you´re a cocktail-loving person or just love craft beer, here are our top 6 rooftop bar recommendations in Melbourne city.
Don’t let the weather stop you. Dress warm, look good and head out for a rooftop bar night during winter.
1: Naked in the sky
The view from the top level above Naked for Satan in Fitzroy is impressive. Not only can you see the full length of Brunswick street, it also offer spectacular views of the city. The open terrace has an attached bar, lounge and restaurant, known for its flavoured vodka and delightful Spanish tapas.
2: Curtin House
The Rooftop Bar at Curtin House is located in the middle of busy Swanston street. Set seven storeys up, prepare for some breathtaking views of the CBD skyline. It is the ideal place to spend a lazy afternoon with a drink in one hand and a camera in the other.
It remains one of the city´s most popular rooftops at night where you can drink, dance, eat burgers and enjoy amazing views under the night sky.
3: Siglo bar
Looking for the perfect place to bring your date? If you are after a classy night, Siglo is the place to go. Dress to impress, and bring your date to this classy venue offering rooftop drinks with an elegant twist. Indulge on premium spirits, delicious cocktails or even a fine Cuban cigar served by waiters at white clothed tables. Located on Spring Street, enjoy striking city views with the facade of Parliament and the spire of St Patricks Cathedral.
4: The Imperial Hotel
If you after a big rooftop bar, the Imperial is the place to go, being Melbourne’s third biggest rooftop bar. The beer garden is not only laid-back and modern, but also home to one of the best views of Melbourne city. Combine some after work drinks with spectacular views of Treasury Gardens and the Parliament House at The Imperial Hotel in Bourke Street.
5: Goldilocks Bar
If you want to experience Goldilocks breathtaking views of the city you need to find it first. Hidden on top of a Chinese restaurant in Swanston street, many people have missed out on this rooftop gem. To find it, you need to enter the restaurant, head into the lift, pass a cocktail bar and walk up a couple of stairs. It may sound a little complicated, but it is totally worth it.
Goldilocks is more intimate than most rooftop bars. Indulge in delicious cocktails with flavours from around the world made by some of Melbourne’s most skilled bartenders.
6: The Cornish Arms
This vegan friendly restaurant and bar in Brunswick recently opened their renovated rooftop bar. The outdoor rooftop area is surrounded by lush green décor sets for chill vibes combined with spectacular city views. They offer a vast range of drinks and plenty of delicious food. Vegan or not, Cornish Arms Hotel rooftop caters to all.
There is so much to see and experience in Melbourne and a good rooftop bar is definitely something you don’t want to miss out on. Happy rooftop times. #rooftopbars