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Melbourne has many outdoor bars with spectacular views, including rooftop bars, bars overlooking the water and pubs with lively beer gardens.
Unit S2, Level 1, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne
At Cookie, French doors and tiny Juliet balconies separate you from the Swanston Street crowd below. Restaurant, bar, disco: Cookie does them all to perfection.
Dan O'Connell Hotel
225 Canning Street, Carlton North
The Dan O'Connell is one of Carlton's oldest local pubs, dating back to 1884. The distinctive gothic building, complete with turret, is host to a great old authentic Irish pub.
Deck Mercantile Place
Waterside Hotel, 508-514 Flinders Street, Melbourne
The Deck is located on the roof of the iconic Waterside Hotel in the CBD. In typical Melbourne fashion, entry is through the inconspicuous Mercantile Place and up the industrial stairs to the rooftop bar and garden.
Father’s Office Speakeasy Bar & Restaurant is based on that famed chapter in America’s history, prohibition era 1920s America, when the consumption of alcohol was outlawed.
Level 1 & 2, 31 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne
Climb the two flights of stairs to Ferdydurke to find a hip and lofty space. There’s Vietnamese food, gourmet hot dogs and an impressively stocked bar.
Garden State Hotel
101 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Garden State Hotel is a sprawling four level wonderland set in the cosmopolitan heart of Flinders Lane. Each area tells a unique story and each corner hides a surprise bursting to be explored.
Rooftop 264 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Goldilocks takes its cues from the wonder and excitement of fairy tales. Exploration and curiosity are the keys to unlock the joy that comes with fine food and cocktails. The drinks menu is ever-changing, to add to the adventure.
Level 2 79 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Good Heavens rooftop bar sits above Fancy Hank’s Bourke Street venue. Enjoy classic cocktails such as a Pina Colada, Blue Lagoon or Harvey Wallbanger, but with a modern twist.
521-535 Macaulay Road, Kensington
Enjoy a meal in the cafe, dine by the fireplace or relax outside in the beer garden at Hardimans Hotel, with an excellent wine list and craft beer selection. Hardiman’s can host your special event functions and has regular live music entertainment.
The Imperial Hotel, 2-8 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Walk through the original Australian red cedar doors dating back to 1858 at The Imperial and you take a step back in to Melbourne's rich history.
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