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Six Melbourne Bars with Views for Days

Let your worries sashay away as you take in the views with an ice-cold brew at these scenic venues.
By Marnie Vinall
August 29, 2018
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Six Melbourne Bars with Views for Days

Let your worries sashay away as you take in the views with an ice-cold brew at these scenic venues.
By Marnie Vinall
August 29, 2018
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SIX MELBOURNE BARS WITH VIEWS FOR DAYS

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Let your worries sashay away as you take in the views with an ice-cold brew at these scenic venues.

When it comes to Melbourne's bars, there's a lot on offer, including glorious views of the water from various locations across the city. From the beach to the river, bars across the city have positioned themselves to take advantage of the stunning aquatic landscape while serving up some stellar food, drinks and chill vibes.

Who wouldn't want to take in Melbourne's mesmerising city lights over a pool of shimmering water? To make sure you don't miss out on these marvels, we've joined forces with Heineken and put together a list of the best Melbourne bars offering Heineken 3 brews and spectacular views.

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    When you’re in dire need of some vitamin sea, head down to the shores of St Kilda and straight to the Stokehouse precinct. This Melbourne favourite was rebuilt just two years ago after a fire burnt it down in 2014. While the fine diner sits upstairs for (very) special occasions, the more casual Pontoon boasts just as gorgeous ocean views and is much easier on your wallet (plus you can head in straight from the beach). Any FOMO you had for missing the European summer will sashay away when you’re sipping a Heineken 3 and eating fish and chips here. 

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    Located underneath the Southbank Pedestrian Bridge, Ponyfish offers a truly unique experience. Surrounded by the Yarra River, take a seat at one of their recycled timber tables, and enjoy both water viewing and people watching. The effortlessly cool and casual vibes of this bar extend from breakfast until late, with food and drinks to suit the atmosphere as you go. Listen to the sound of people walking above your head at this novel below-bridge location and watch the skyscrapers shimmering on the Yarra River just a few feet away. 

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    Take a stroll along South Wharf and, sandwiched between DFO and the Yarra River, you’ll find Common Man. Open from morning until late, this bar fosters an easy going vibe alongside a great menu and even better beverage list. Get ready to chill in the spacious outdoor area that doesn’t just have great views of the Yarra to offer, but also a fire garden in the colder months of the year that generates plenty of heat to keep you nice and toasty. With Heineken 3 on tap or bottled, the beers will be flowing just like the view.

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    True to its name, this bar is located right on the front of some water — the Yarra River to be exact. Situated on Southbank Promenade, this bar and grill has a relaxed yet elegant feel and features stunning views of the water under the compelling city lights. The waterside theme continues in the menu, with a selection of oysters and seafood on offer. Put on your fancy pants, slurp down some slippery seafood and enjoy the stunning views with a drink in-hand.

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    Positioned within the bustling Federation Square, Transport Hotel and Transit Rooftop Bar are true Melbourne classics. Walking through the city you’re bound to spot the bright lights of this modern bar — however, the real view starts once you take a step inside. With the Yarra and the city skyline below you, you can enjoy live music, DJs every weekend and the views day and night. 

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    Along the Harbour Esplanade in Docklands, you’ll find one of Melbourne’s hidden gems: the Woolshed. With concrete floors, high ceilings and a minimalist layout, it’s topped off with expansive harbour views. This swanky pub offers both large and small tables, catering to whatever size group you want to hang with. Grab a seat in one of their two outdoor spaces and enjoy some cold ones while you look out over the harbour.

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Plan your next arvo out — all you need to do is rally the troops, choose a venue and order a round of Heineken 3

For more suggestions on where to spend your night out, send us a message on Facebook to chat with the Heineken Insider.

Top image: Ponyfish Island by Giulia Morlando.

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