Discover 10 of the best bars in Melbourne’s CBD with water views, rooftops, outdoor spaces, happy hours, live music, jazz, craft beer and beer gardens. Wine, cocktail, lounge and boutique venues featured on our guide offer ideas of the perfect place for Saturday night out, after work drinks or New Year’s Eve celebrations.
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Located at the top of Flinders Lane, Cumulus Up. is the chic upstairs wine bar of acclaimed Cumulus Inc., a modern restaurant at the forefront of Melbourne’s dining scene. Notorious for their climate controlled cellar, Cumulus Up offers a considered and eclectic selection of wine which focuses on the best examples of vintage, varietal, style and region. It’s extensive list ranges from both the New World and the Old.
Combining fine wine and food, the bar menu is designed by chef Andrew McConnell with offerings such as grilled seafood, dry aged beef and roast Holmbrae chicken. A black meat slicer adorns the bar; the chefs slice hams and meats to order.
Tucked away in Melbourne’s famous art and fashion precinct, Cumulus Up. is a space for both the wine lover and the designer. The interior balances edgy, luxury and familiar class with stunning effects, creating a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere perfect for a first date.
The venue takes reservations for up to 15 guests seven days a week and also welcomes guests on a walk in basis.