The Rooftop at QT

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The Rooftop at QT
Photograph: Mark Lane

This is where to get your guns out when the sun’s out

In the same manner that people in the British Isles flock to any local park the second the weather is fine, in Melbourne you really have to make the most of the rain-free days, and the best way to do that is by cracking a clutch of cold beers and reclining in an outdoor lounge at the QT Hotel’s new rooftop bar. Of course the outdoor seats out on the deck are harder to lock down than tickets to a secret Adele gig, but if you’re willing to shell out a guaranteed $85 per person for 12-50 friends you can book a space.

Or just skip out early for a Smoking Guns cocktail, made with mezcal, Yellow Chartreuse, lemon, mint and bitters, delivered to your prime location in the afternoon sun. Soon you’ll be joined by the rest of the city workers who file in to catch the last rays of the day over a surprisingly dry pineapple Caipirinha or an easy drinking Italian pinot grigio.

By: Emily Lloyd-Tait

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Venue name: The Rooftop at QT
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Address: 133 Russell St
3000
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 4.30pm-1am; Fri-Sun noon-1am
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