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Johnny's Green Room

Dose up on sophisticated Euro vibes and Italian cocktails at this chic, sunny rooftop joint.
By Libby Curran
April 07, 2021
By Libby Curran
April 07, 2021

Sibling to King & Godfree Deli and Espresso Bar below, Johnny's Green Room is a sunny, relaxed rooftop bar with stunning views across Melbourne. Open from noon til late, daily, it's serving up a Euro-centric cocktail lineup — including negronis ($20), tapped Aperol spritz ($14) and juicy blood orange sours ($20) — as well as a slew of local and international beer and wine.

You're able to eat up here, too. Take a seat on one of the banquettes — made from repurposed terrazzo steps — and dig in to classic-leaning pizzas, like the Puttanesca ($21) and the prosciutto-topped Nonno Carlo ($23). Snacks run to the likes of a calamari fritti ($19) and full-flavoured pizza bombs ($12), and you'll find a sophisticated burger ($26) created in collaboration with the legendary Donati's butcher across the road. What's more, the kitchen's dishing up $10 pizzas, all day, every Monday.

While this venue doesn't have the pool tables and gangsters of the eponymous Johnny's, it does have something of a stylish Italian nightclub vibe, with a varied lineup of resident DJs — as chosen by non-profit Hope Street Radio — taking to the decks regularly. What's more, you can expect plenty of high-energy rooftop parties happening throughout the year.

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