In need of a cool refreshing drink. Here's where to find some of Southbank's best bars. The Melbourne Bars crew, have been busy compiling short lists.
It’s thirsty work, but somebodies got to do it!
Waterslide Bar - Circa 1900. Uncover the history behind the world's most liveable city. For generations the city of Melbourne has been renowned as an entertainment destination for Australia. Since the booming Victorian gold rush, it's enjoyed a culture rich in celebration, with each new experience and event delighting locals and visitors alike. It's colourful history has a combination of inspiring characters that pioneered the district with a unique sense of style, which carried over the decades, turning Melbourne into a hive of entertainment.
Located on the banks of the Yarra River at Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct on Southbank with spectacular views over our beautiful city of Melbourne. BearBrass offers a social environment to suit all moods and occasions. Buzzy and informal, enjoy a simple stylish environment, service & contemporary menu including pizzas, small plates & mains, great coffee and cocktails!
Discover Ludlow Bar & Dining Room, a spectacularly located Southbank restaurant on the banks of the Yarra. A grotto inspired, uniquely Melbourne drinking and dining destination featuring riverside barbecue and bar, cocktail lounge and dining room.
Pure South Dining is a modern, special occasion restaurant in Southbank with iconic views down on the Yarra river with a stunning Melbourne CBD backdrop. The cuisine draws inspiration from farmers, fishermen and artisan producers of King Island, Flinders Island & Tasmania.We visit the pristine Tasmanian ‘pure south’ regularly to continue to improve the dining that we offer you. The solid relationships that we have built with farmers and fishermen over 13 years ensure the quality of the produce that we deliver to the table for our guests.King Island Beef, St Helens oysters, Bass Strait scallops, seafood and quality dairy products are delivered weekly by small planes from Tasmania and the islands.Our much loved restaurant has been re-launched in 2017 over two levels: Upstairs is the awarded Dining Room; reborn with a modern twist. The glamorous room almost hangs over the Yarra River, with stunning views out through floor to ceiling glass walls that open. Your choices include bar seats and generous private or semi-private dining areas for special occasions.We offer you a restaurant dining experience for groups at Pure South Dining for your special occasion. We have earned a reputation for impressing groups over the past 13 years and we have spaces designed to accommodate large tables comfortably in private or semi-private areas with stunning views.We have flexible menus and pricing to offer and we are keen to ensure that your whole dining experience suits your occasion. Our reservations team will create the right menu and drink list with you. We can accommodate groups nicely for 12, 20, 30, 40, 50 or more. We also offer exclusive use of one whole level for cocktail events up to 300 guests or even the whole restaurant for 400+Chef David Hall and his team will offer our best seasonal produce from Farmers, Fishermen and Artisan Producers of Tasmania including King Island & Flinders Island.We are in the Southgate building over two levels. Our more casual all-day eatery and bar opens on to the Boardwalk at River Level, and our more sophisticated Dining Room is Upstairs at Mid-level with lift and escalator access. The dining room hangs over the boardwalk and guests enjoy magical views down on the river and the city skyline. The space is newly renovated and simply stunning.
Continuing to serve your favourite Italian dishes - and more.Perfectly positioned for a sweeping outlook and a snapshot of Melbourne.Satisfying and generous - absolute simplicity with maximum flavour.
With 30 flavours of beer on tap, the craftiest of them will soon feature as a boutique batch from the custom microbrewery scheduled to arrive on site early in the new year. An exclusive brew will change every month & is personally prepared by local Victorian makers. Explore the fridge menu for more local & international drops to sip by the river, you won’t be asking for ‘the usual’ here. If cocktails are more your thing, you can’t go past one of our DIY kocktail kits, tap cocktails or spiked slushies… frozé anyone? Or ask our bartender to conjure up something with bite, our signatures will have you doing a little shoulder shimmy, you know the one.Ever told not to play with your food? Not here! Chef’s menu is all about a quick, quality hand full of fun, so you can balance your drink in the other hand. Visit our nitro ice-cream bar for a dope flavour fix - think ballin’ beer inspired ice-cream cups. Oh, & Chef’s weekend breakfast menu is like Wow...
WELCOME! TO HOPHAUS EURO BAR BISTROBAR, RESTAURANT & FUNCTION VENUE AT SOUTHBANKHophaus opened midway through 2014 as Southbank’s most exciting food and beverage showpiece – a cosmopolitan reinvention of the great German and European Bier Halls.Where old meets new, Hophaus delivers a charmingly familiar yet excitingly fresh bar and dining experience.With food and bier tasting specials offered for both lunch and dinner throughout the week you will find Hophaus is the perfect destination for after work drinks and casual dining.
Luxurious. Lounge suites, shared cocktail spaces and river views from the outdoor terrace, Lumia sets a new standard in Melbourne nightlife. A Shrub cocktail made from succulent fruits? A dessert enjoyed as a cocktail? A breathtaking terrace view of the city skyline? Lumia is the bar with it all.Opulent. A contemporary setting of custom-made furniture and fittings with the lure of a lavish cocktail bar and terrace, opulence has a new name.Lumia. Shaken, or stirred. A place for being seen in all your glamour.Located in The West End at Crown, Lumia takes you to a world where glamorous games are played.
A luxury lounge, where the elite retreat to a glamorous evening. A setting where memories are made. A club where you never know who you might meet and what you might see.Nestled into the 3rd level of Crown Towers , Club 23 is established as a luxurious destination club for those ‘in the know'.With lavish custom-designed environments and an elaborate balcony, home to a unique perspective of the Melbourne vista, Club 23 is the perfect place for all occasions.Club 23 hosts several private rooms, designated lounge areas along with state of the art audio-visual facilities which, along with attentive wait staff and a fully-equipped kitchen allows Club 23 to play host to almost any style of event.
The discreet bar and lounge is the perfect setting for social engagements and post-event nightcaps.During the day, ARIA bar & lounge presents an extensive selection of teas, coffees, light meals as well as the signature Langham Tiffin (High Tea). In the evening, classic cocktails and fine Champagnes are served alongside artisan wines from the fertile Yarra Valley.
The Belgian Beer Cafe at the base of the Eureka Tower in Southbank is
dedicated to serving the best Belgian beers & food in a relaxed, friendly
environment.The main bar features an extensive menu of Belgian and international beers
and opens out on to an expansive European style terrace, whilst our upstairs
dining room provides an elegant and relaxed space for all occasions.
Bluetrain has been "Melbourne's meeting place" for over 20 years, thousands have passed through our doors and enjoyed a definitively Bluetrain experience. We are open 7 days a week offering a selection of grazing plates, pizzas, pastas, burgers and dishes off the char-grill making Bluetrain a tantalising treat for all tastes. Our bar with its 16 ice cold taps of beer will keep any beer enthusiast satisfied. A huge array of beverages ranging from quality spirits, wines and champagnes all meticulously chosen to compliment your dining experience. Our skilled bar staff are more than able to provide you with a range of traditional cocktails not to mention our own original selection of Bluetrain "cityloop" cocktails. Make sure to ask for our extensive drinks menu to find your favourites. Bluetrain is the ever popular, ambient haven for all people – young or old – without pretensions or boundaries our policy has always remained single minded. Bluetrain is the definitive ‘peoples café’ and still remains "Melbourne's meeting place".
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