When Melbourne’s laneways and delectable cocktails come together you get some of the best rooftop bars soaring above the city!
Melbourne is well known for its obsession with coffee and the thrill of thrifting vintage finds. But, the third thing Melbourne is notorious for is its rooftop bars!
Luckily for you and just in time for summer and the start of 2022, we’ve found Melbourne’s 10 best rooftop bars from Fitzroy to St Kilda.
So kick back, relax and get ready to view the city skyline like never before thanks to the best rooftop bars in Melbourne’s CBD.
Bomba Rooftop Bar
Serving up a new terrace, slick interiors and Spanish-inspired booze, we present to you Bomba Rooftop Bar. With a drink menu inspired by Australian and Spanish gin distillers, vermouth producers, winemakers and breweries, Bomba has been designed with zero-waste in mind. If spirits aren’t for you, Bomba features a rotating supply of Australian beer on tap sourced by independently owned Melbourne breweries. With a fully retractable roof, Bomba still serves as the best rooftop cocktail bar in Melbourne in the rain, hail or shine. Booze always tastes better in the sky, so why not do it at Bomba.
Captain Baxter is Melbourne’s signature rooftop bar that overlooks the ocean. Inspired by Hamptons beach style, Captain Baxter is dressed from head to toe in navy, white and wood. With picturesque views of St Kilda’s Esplanade and beach sunsets, let Captain Baxter captivate you as you grab a drink from their extensive wine, beer and spirits list. Plus, taking a step outside of the CBD and exploring a bar that transports you to the beach with a seafood menu and delicious cocktails might just be the getaway you needed.
For the love of fairy tales and romantic gardens, Madame Brussels transports you to your very own little slice of pure imagination. Described as a fancy garden party, Madame Brussels reminds you of strolling through a park on a blissful spring afternoon. Madame Brussels is beautifully decorated with French inspired décor, bountiful flowers and scenes of Melbourne’s city skyline.
The recipe for a good time is to be a little cheeky and cause a little mischief, as Joe Mammone, Marameo’s founded would say. A decadent Italian inspired menu will have guests turning casual drinks into dinner, followed by a late-night tipple. On top of the 300 strong wine menu, the drinks list is extensive with a dedicated spritz section, a wide range of spirits, a concise cocktail list of elevated classics and house signatures. Who doesn’t love drinking wine and eating authentic Italian food while admiring the beautiful Melbourne skyline?
Melina on the Rooftop
There is no better place to unwind than Melina on the Rooftop. The space has been architecturally designed to ensure that no matter where you are sitting, you have amazing views of the city. Inspired by the Greek actress Melina Mercouri, Melina on the Rooftop encompasses her passion for the arts, fashion, entertainment and culture into their establishment. One of the best rooftop bars in Melbourne worth visiting in 2021!
Naked in the Sky
Naked for Satan is one of Melbourne’s most favourite venues for canapes and cocktails. So naturally their rooftop bar, Naked in the Sky, is no different. With some of the best views of the city and considered as one of the best cocktail bars in Melbourne; Naked in the Sky is a wrap-around rooftop bar decorated with strands of fairy lights to create an industrial, eclectic look – an all-time favourite that will bring out your naughty side!
Osborne Rooftop and Bar
Located in South Yarra, Osborne Rooftop and Bar is a haven of style and relaxation. Decorated with chaise lounges, industrial chic against the riveting city landscapes, Osborne Rooftop can rely on their atmosphere and killer drinks to get patrons returning again and again. The best rooftop bar in Melbourne for functions, work drinks and so much more; guests can expect contemporary cocktails, a curated selection of wine, beer and spirits all served from their expansive bar.
Peaches is Melbourne’s favourite rooftop bar that will make you feel as pretty as a peach. Hidden in Melbourne’s CBD, Peaches has you walking up a flight of stairs to their luscious and captivating ground level bar that is decorated in deep greens, royal gold and peach coloured walls with additional beautiful peachy coloured lights to make you feel like you are in your own peach garden! Another flight of stairs leads you up to their rooftop cocktail bar that overlooks Melbourne’s Swanston Street. Featuring a seasonal cocktail menu and a relaxed and exclusive vibe, Peaches will have you peachy keen for a cocktail!
QT Secret Garden Bar
Perched high above the city behind the iconic rooftop at QR is the QT Secret Garden Bar. Here you will find the luscious oasis that will have you transported to paradise. This hidden exclusive gem can only host 40 guests at once, so make sure to get there as soon as the doors open to secure a spot admiring the impressive view. Teaming up with Four Pillars Gin, QT Secret Garden Bar has created an alluring cocktail list that will have you trying something new each time. Make sure you arrive thirsty!
Tetto di Carolina
From the creative minds behind Bar Carolina, II Bacaro and Sarti, Joe Mammone teams up with Joey Dee and James Sutherland to bring Europe to Melbourne with Tetto di Carolina. Inspired by the aroma of Italy, Tetto di Carolina was conceived to be an intimate, luxurious space with each fitting and finishing made exclusively for the venue. The drinks list was curated by award-winning cocktail bartender Alex Dyzart featuring a range of delicious cocktails complemented by a wide variety of premium champagne and sparkling, as well as a selection of European and Australian wines. We recommend trying the American Beauty!