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Melbourne is renowned to have some of the worlds best bars. With a culture of great rooftop, laneway, beer garden and cocktail bars.


Discover Melbourne's best rooftop bars with great outdoor spaces, spectacular city and water views, perfect to celebrate New Year's Eve or a night out with friends.

10 of the Best Rooftop Bars Melbourne view map

  • Campari House Rooftop Bars Guide
    Campari House

    Campari House is a city venue like no other. The once famous Campari Bistro has been brilliantly rejuvenated, creating a fantastic four level hospitality experience reflecting Melbourne’s diverse restaurant and bar culture. Seamlessly merging vintage and contemporary, Campari House has the feel of an instant classic. Stylish without being sleek, the venue is warm and inviting, comfortable yet lively.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Aer Bar  Rooftop Bars Guide
    Aer Bar

    Aer Bar is spectacular - unquestionably one of the best spots in the city for open-aer dining and drinking - a breath of fresh aer in the heart of Melbourne.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • 28 Bar Rooftop Bars Guide
    28 Bar

    Crown Metropol features Melbourne’s highest and most exclusive sky bar & lounge. 28 showcases jaw-dropping views over the city skyline complimented by the 5 metre floor to ceiling glass façade. On a clear day, the east-facing view spans as far as the Dandenong Ranges and the northern end overlooks the hotel's stunning sundeck and waterfall-edge swimming pool.

    Southbank, Victoria
  • Damask  Rooftop Bars Guide

    Located above the iconic Fitz in Brunswick Street, Damask Bar is a sophisticated yet unpretentious mediterranean tapas bar with an extensive cocktail list. The perfect place to meet, chat, dine and drink inside or out.

    Fitzroy, Victoria
  • The Deck est. 2013 Rooftop Bars Guide
    The Deck est. 2013

    The Deck is Frankston’s newest meeting place. A fully renovated two storey venue including our centrepiece – The Deck. A rooftop bar which offers stunning views over Port Phillip bay. Downstairs features two bars and entertainment area whilst upstairs has relaxed café-style dining and a huge outdoor deck area with amazing views that is set to come alive. These areas are a perfect mix of function spaces for any occasion. We are open Wednesday to Sunday and our kitchen opens 12pm – 10pm. With live music and dj’s, tv screens and a gigantic big screen for sports events, not one, but two cosy open fireplaces, wines from near and far, and a rotating food menu. The Deck will soon become your new local.

    Frankston, Victoria
  • Captain Baxter  Rooftop Bars Guide
    Captain Baxter

    With a huge kitchen and cocktail bar, The Estate would make any retired captain happy. Graze like Baxter’s stock with spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay, no matter what the weather is doing.

    St Kilda, Victoria
  • Platform 28 Rooftop Bars Guide
    Platform 28

    Docklands Bar Pub and Restaurant Platform 28 is a charming restaurant bar offering Modern Australian cuisine in the heart of vibrant Docklands! Formerly a railway goods shed, this venue stays true to the history of the site and brings a rustic historical charm that's bound to win the hearts of the locals. Housed within the heritage Goods Shed North in Docklands, this prominent destination offers a brilliant mix of old and new. Delightful food, a relaxed atmosphere and an impressive selection of beers, wines and cocktails make this one of the Docklands' best new one-of-a-kind meeting spots! Scaling across 2 levels, with 2 outdoor arenas and 2 indoor spaces, the modernity and sheer size of the venue provides neighbouring offices, residents and footy patrons with ample space for casual dining.

    Docklands, Victoria
  • The Emerson  Rooftop Bars Guide
    The Emerson

    The Emerson is Melbourne’s grown up playground! Spanning over three levels, Club, Cocktail Bar & Lounge and Rooftop it has something to offer every desire – day and night. The indoor and outdoor Rooftop boasts stunning views from South Yarra to Melbourne’s CBD, a contemporary space designed for soaking up the sun and enjoying laid back tunes with good food, drinks and company. With a produce driven menu designed for lazy grazing, The Emerson’s menu is comprised of tapas plates and share platters with a gourmet twist.

    South Yarra, Victoria
  • Veludo Restaurant and Bar Rooftop Bars Guide
    Veludo Restaurant and Bar

    Drawing on seasonal produce sourced from local suppliers, Veludo Bar and Restaurant offers rustic, modern Australian cuisine in a relaxed, contemporary atmosphere.

    St Kilda, Victoria
  • Tuscan Bar Melbourne Rooftop Bars Guide
    Tuscan Bar Melbourne

    Located at the 'Paris end' of bustling Bourke St, Tuscan Rooftop Bar and Wine Garden sets the scene as Melbourne's premier Italian Social. Kick back after work, relax before the theatre or pop in after the game to enjoy over 100 local and imported wines, beers and carafe style cocktails. Peckish? Try selecting some flavoursome Stuzzichini - Italian, tapas style dishes, designed to be shared with friends. Revel into the small hours, soak up the al fresco ambiance and enjoy this remarkable taste of Italy in Melbourne’s CBD.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Transit Bar Rooftop Bars Guide
    Transit Bar

    Transit Rooftop Cocktail Lounge is one of those places you wish you’d heard about sooner. This groovy, New Orleans style cocktail bar, nestled at the top of the Transport Hotel at Federation Square, enjoys unrivalled views of Melbourne encompassing the Arts Precinct, Southbank and the Yarra River down to the MCG. In the afternoons the expansive deck area draws a sophisticated crowd to watch the sunset over Melbourne and enjoy a skilfully assembled cocktail and wine list as well as a cultured supper menu. As the night unfolds the dance floor heats up the stage is graced by some of Melbourne’s best Jazz and funk bands such as The Shuffle Club, Phoebe and the Night Creatures, and the Sarah C Band, to name but a few. Open from 3pm through till the cruisy, boozy early hours, Transit provides all the ingredients for a great night out under the stars!

    Melbourne, Victoria

Melbourne Rooftop Bar of the Month

Slate Restaurant Bar
9 Goldsborough Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Slate roof top terrace and bar offer flexible spaces secretly nestled in the heart of the CBD. Suitable for post work socializing with cosy corners, communal tables and comfortable banquettes. Breezy and sunny in summer and heated in the winter, the roof top is a perfect outdoor aviary for any season.

Providing both seated or standing function options for larger group or function bookings with canapes and set menus that have a contemporary European flair. Not to forget the Slate cocktail bar. This is reminiscent of classic old world luxe, opulent and plush the perfect back drop to sip on our signature cocktail.

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