More of the Best Rooftop Bars in Melbourne

Sometimes booze just tastes better under an open sky, and these new Melbourne venues have given their middle finger to the ever-present threat of crap weather to bring you just that. These are the freshest places to be if you want to drink a cocktail while the sun smiles down on you.

This article is part of our Brews & Bottles Series.


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corner hotel rooftop bar

Corner Hotel

Richmond’s favourite live music venue has been a staple for Melburnians who love a gig (so, all Melburnians) for the lat 20 years, and now boasts a top-quality outdoor drinking and dining area up top, for after-work beers, pre-gig vino, sunset cocktails and weekend BBQs. The food offering involves simple, on-point pub classics that don’t disappoint, and we reckon this new, refreshed rooftop is a grouse improvement on the area it used to be.

57 Swan St, Richmond

Corner Hotel

 

nineteenforty rooftop bar in melbourne

Nineteenforty

Named after a year when cinema was factually better (it just was), and coincidentally the year the Rivoli cinema its sits above was erected, Nineteenforty is the most picturesque place in Melbourne to enjoy pre-film drinks and super tasty popcorn (with some interesting flavours on offer). The house specialty is the GnT menu, making this rooftop one of the best views Hawthorn has to offer.

200 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn East

Nineteenforty

 

good heavens bar in melbourne

Good Heavens

Perched above Fancy Hank’s on Bourke St in the middle of the Melbourne CBD, Good Heavens is a melting pot of ideas that all amount to a good time. Hints of Miami waft through with floral-print-shirt clad staff shaking 80’s themed cocktails and pastel colours featuring heavily in the decor, while the happy denizens tuck into Tex-Mex-esque (say that after a few daiquiris) tucker (think tacos & ribs). With all the charms of a chilled outdoor beach shack and all the class of a five star hotel lobby, Good Heavens is a must this summer (and each one coming).

79 Bourke St, Melbourne

Good Heavens

 

fonda windsor bar

Fonda – Windsor

Windsor’s favourite Mexican eatery recently opened up the doors to its kickass rooftop, so you and all your amigos can enjoy the best Kangaroo tacos this side of Cancun with some delicious cocktails (or a non-alcoholic agua fresca to stave off the sting of the hot sauce you’ll definitely hit too hard) in the sun. We think it’s muy bien.

144 Chapel St, Windsor

Fonda – Windsor

 

sagra mixed lemon in glass

Sagra

Italian food doesn’t get much better than the dishes served up at Sagra, unless they’re enjoyed on their classy AF terrace, that is. Located in the suburb of Malvern, this favourite of savvy locals and well-informed travellers alike recently opened a top-quality cocktail bar upstairs, with a fully enclosed area catering to revellers all year round, and floor-to-ceiling glass panels which open up to a terrace for use when it’s sunny. That’s amoré.

256 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern

Sagra

 

the cellar door

The Cellar Door

Situated at the gateway to the Yarra Valley in Ringwood, The Cellar Door is a large, multi-faceted venue from the same team who brought us Melbourne favourite The Public Brewery. This a seriously cool space, with a huge rooftop area that overlooks the neighbouring suburbs, featuring herb gardens and plenty of space to enjoy locally sourced wines, cheeses and meats in the open air.

Townsquare, Eastlant, Ringwood

The Cellar Door

 

rooftop at qt

Rooftop at QT

The newly opened QT Melbourne on Russell St, smack bang in the middle of Melbourne, has followed the form of all the other QT hotels already in existence. Fun and youthful, the spaces are vibrant and evoke the energy of the fast-paced, diverse city in which it inhabits. The rooftop bar looks to be the place to be seen, offering views right across the city. Late-90’s themed cocktails by Group Bars Manager Jared Thibault are reminiscent of a contentedly frivolous era of drinking, and the overall offering feels like a fully-immersive Melbourne experience.

133 Russell St, Melbourne

 

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