The Best Rooftop Bars in Melbourne

(Apr, 2020)

Melbourne likes to squeeze in bars wherever it can find space, and what better place than right on the roof. Here are our favourite drinking holes at great heights. Enjoy the view from the best rooftop bars in Melbourne!

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    Rooftop Bar, CBD (3)

    Rooftop Bar

    Curtin House, 252 Swanston St, City

    The most iconic of rooftop bars in all of Melbourne – and the most appropriately named – Rooftop Bar certainly delivers on its promises. Smack bang in the middle of the CBD, the view from the roof of the Curtain House is one of the best ways to spend an evening in Melbourne.

    Goldilocks, Melbourne


    264 Swanston St, City

    Just several doors down from Rooftop Bar is Goldilocks, a much smaller and intimate rendition. The entrance is hard to find though; you’ll need to take the lift up to level four. Once there, We recommend getting a seat on the far end, with views of Swanston St and The Emporium. Goldilocks is perfect for date night or just low-key drinks with a view.

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    Campari House

    23-25 Hardware Ln, City

    Down one of Melbourne’s most lively laneways is Campari House, an Italian restaurant and bar spread over three levels. Head to the top level and you’ll discover the rooftop. The floor below is home to The Lounge, complete with booths and leather couches.

    Madame Brussels

    59 Bourke St, City

    Madame Brussels is a rooftop picnic party, complete with fake grass, cupcakes, teapots and sandwich platters. Take the elevator to level 3 and step into another world – similar to something from Alice in Wonderland. Madame Brussels is a little cheeky and a fun way to have a drink.

    Imperial Hotel

    2-8 Bourke St, City

    Just opposite Parliament House is The Imperial Hotel, a classic Australian pub. But head up the stairs to a massive (and buzzing) rooftop. The after-work crowd love it here, and rightfully so, it’s a great atmosphere to enjoy an evening drink.

    Transit Rooftop Bar, City (1)

    Transit Rooftop

    Level 2, Transport Hotel Federation Square, City

    Transport Bar is a Melbourne institution, situated on the edge of Federation Square. But many are unaware that it hides a rooftop bar, and one with a spectacular view. Head upstairs to Transit Rooftop Bar and witness the fantastic view of The Yarra. The view is even more special at night.