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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.
The Boatbuilders Yard
23 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf
The Boatbuilders Yard is an award-winning bar and café, designed by Six Degrees architects.
The Emerald Peacock
233 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
The Emerald Peacock is an impressive bar but the beautiful plumage on this bird is the colourful rooftop with beautiful views of the city at night.
33-35 Little Lonsdale Street,, (Enter via Madame Brussels Lane), Melbourne
Located in iconic Madame Brussels Lane, The Fringe is an urban oasis in the centre of Melbourne’s CBD, offering wood-fired pizza and a rooftop beer garden. A rustic Italian influence is woven throughout the menu.
The Hills Rooftop
293 La Trobe Street, (enter via rear lane: Flanigan Lane), Melbourne
On top of the old Duke of Kent Hotel (and the more recent Tuxedo Cat), you'll find The Hills Rooftop bar. Burger Theory can be found on the ground floor, so you can bring your burger up to the roof and enjoy the sunshine.
The Mint Bar & Restaurant
Northern Guardhouse, Royal Mint, 318 William Street, Melbourne
Set within the grounds surrounding the former Royal Mint building lies the Mint Bar and Restaurant, boasting one of the city’s largest beer gardens.
The Red Hummingbird
246 Russell Street, Melbourne
The Red Hummingbird is an unpretentious yet chic space to celebrate your event, no matter how big or small.
The Royal Melbourne Hotel
621-633 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Built in 1889, the Royal Melbourne Hotel is housed in a restored heritage building – the perfect place to dine, or simply enjoy a cold beer after a day at work.
The Shaw Davey Slum
171 Elgin Street, Carlton
The Shaw Davey Slum features a cocktail list based on the traditional 1960s milkbar candy. The menu features native Australian bush herbs and ingredients. The bar is named after a poverty report written in 1958 by commissioners Shaw and Davey.
The Wharf Hotel
World Trade Centre
18 – 38 Siddeley Street, Melbourne
The Wharf Hotel combines friendly local pub with city views and waterfront ambience. Enjoy riverside dining with both indoor and al fresco areas. The menu celebrates the best of Victoria’s local and seasonal produce.
Transit Rooftop Bar
Level 2, Transport Hotel,
(corner Swanston & Flinders Streets), Melbourne
Visit the Transit Rooftop Bar to enjoy expansive views from the balcony, from the MCG to Southbank. Or show off Melbourne’s impressive city sky scape to your interstate and international guests.
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