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Rooftop Bar

Bars, Cocktail bars Melbourne
3 out of 5 stars
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(1user review)
 (Photograph: Graham Denholm)
Photograph: Graham Denholm
 (Photograph: Graham Denholm)
Photograph: Graham Denholm
 (Photograph: Graham Denholm)
Photograph: Graham Denholm
 (Photograph: Graham Denholm)
Photograph: Graham Denholm
 (Photograph: Graham Denholm)
Photograph: Graham Denholm

Get your beers and burgers with an unbeatable view

Many a Melburnian has weighed up the merits of waiting for the slow-moving Curtin House elevator or trudging the seven flights of stairs up to Rooftop Bar. Usually, the latter wins out, taking you past Cookie, the Toff in Town, and whichever curious design store has popped up since your last visit. Once you've made the hike, reward yourself with a pint of beer, a carafe of ruby-hued sangria or a mug of mulled wine, depending on the weather.

Thanks to acres of AstroTurf, garden furniture and sturdy plastic glassware, there’s a chilled backyard-barbecue vibe to Rooftop, even in winter when you’re huddled around heaters. In summer, fair warning though, you might be kicked out once the movie starts at sunset. But once you have a few beers and a burger under your belt, the walk back down the stairs isn't nearly so bad.

By: Sarah Gamboni


Venue name: Rooftop Bar
Address: Rooftop, Curtin House
252 Swanston St
Opening hours: Daily noon-1am
Transport: Nearby stations: Melbourne Central
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Average User Rating

4 / 5

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As a visitor to Melbourne it’s only natural we would seek out the nearest rooftop bar to take in the sights. Conveniently, 'Rooftop Bar' came up fairly easily. I’ve heard stories about the dreaded slog up the stairs, luckily when we arrived it wasn’t busy and the lift was in action. It delivers what you’re looking for in a rooftop bar: a decent spot to soak up the sun, a breathtaking view of the city, good cocktails, and a great summer playlist. Well played.