Take your stay in Melbourne to the next level by enjoying one of the city's intoxicating rooftops. Australia's vibrant and creative cultural capital offers a host of opportunities for people who love rooftops and cocktail with views. Whether you choose to sip a cosmopolitan at the very top of a shiny glass skyscraper or enjoy a pint of beer on the roof of a neighbourhood pub, there is something for everyone.
Rooftop at QT
Elegance and simplicity are the hallmarks of this rooftop terrace perched on top of a luxury hotel in the Central Business District. Admire the lights of the downtown buildings and the relentless ballet of the cars below and sip a smoking gun, a delicious blend of mezcal, chartreuse, lemon, mint and bitter. All in a chic atmosphere and with an amazing view.
Naked in the Sky
Nestled at the top of the iconic Naked for Satan bar, one of the institutions of the Fitzroy neighbourhood, there is nothing devilish about this captivating roof terrace. This rooftop dominates Fitzroy's low-level buildings, making it the perfect place to gain an insight into the coolness of the neighbourhood. Enjoy a few small dishes, tapas to share, accompanied by a delicious chardonnay from the Yarra Valley.
This Central Business District rooftop will delight tennis fans. Here, waiters and waitresses in tennis outfits move between guests sitting on wrought iron chairs, in an eternally refreshing garden party setting. The decor is pink and kitsch as can be to give this rooftop terrace a unique atmosphere that is halfway between a trendy café and a quirky bar. Keywords : game, set and whisky smash.
Marquis of Lorne
Hidden away from view, only known (or almost) by the inhabitants of Collingwood, the Marquis of Lorne has all the makings of an authentic neighbourhood pub. Warm your heart with hops and homemade burgers in a spot that is worlds away from the flirty bars in the city centre. The black and white one-storey building, which looks like a London pub, houses a small but friendly rooftop terrace, where you can sit on wooden benches at sunset, with a local microbrewery beer in hand.
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Simple and terribly effective, Good Heavens is the perfect roof terrace to refresh and quench your thirst after a visit to downtown Melbourne. Its summery decor, colourful floors and terrace dotted with large blue parasols all work beautifully together to gives Good Heavens a trendy beach bar vibe. In the summer, the people of Melbourne head here in their finest short-sleeved shirts at the end of the day.
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