We put in the ground work and found Melbourne’s best rooftop bars!
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, we handpicked the best ones to indulge in as we head into summer. So kick back, relax and get ready to watch the sunset over that gorgeous city skyline while sipping on some delicious cocktails.
QT Secret Garden Bar
QT Melbourne has a secret… The Secret Garden Bar is perched high above the city behind the iconic rooftop at QT. 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!
Peaches is Melbourne’s beautiful new 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 the Peaches rooftop that overlooks Melbourne’s Swanston Street featuring a new cocktail menu and a relaxed and exclusive vibe, Peaches will have you peachy keen for a cocktail!
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, Naked in the Sky is a wrap-around rooftop bar decorated with strands of fairy lights to create an industrial, eclectic look, Naked in the Sky is an all-time favourite that will bring out your naughty side!
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 bespoke 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.
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. The picturesque views of St Kilda’s Esplanade and beach sunsets will captivate you as you grab a drink from their extensive wine, beer and spirits list. 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.
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 has rotational Australian beer on tap sourced by independently owned Melbourne breweries. With a fully retractable roof, Bomba provides perfect weather conditions for Melbourne’s ever-changing weather. Be prepared for four seasons in a day in style at Bomba Rooftop Bar. It’s a fact, booze tastes better in the sky!
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. Their expansive bar serves contemporary cocktails as well as a curated selection of wine, beer and spirits.
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. You too, will fall in love with Melina!
Marameo encourages its guests to be a little cheeky and cause a little mischief, as Joe Mammone, Marameo’s founder, would say is the recipe for a good time. A decadent Italian inspired menu will have guests turning casual drinks into dinner, then probably into more drink. 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, as well as a 300-strong wine list. Who doesn’t love drinking wine and eating authentic Italian food while admiring the beautiful Melbourne skyline?
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.