Welcome to Winter Party at Johnny's Green Room

This Carlton rooftop bar is celebrating its winter makeover with a pizza-filled party.
Andrew Zuccala
Published on June 14, 2024


Winter is in the air — literally — at Johnny's Green Room. Following an extensive Med-inspired makeover last year, the Lygon Street rooftop also scored and a mini winter update earlier this month, which saw part of the space encased within glass sliding panels.

Bespoke woollen blankets are also handed out for extra cosy vibes, plus the food and drink menus have been rejigged for cold weather hangs. To celebrate its seasonal makeover, the rooftop bar is throwing a Welcome to Winter party on Thursday, June 27.

For $40 per person, guests will get to sample roaming woodfire pizzas as well as cocktail tasters from the venue's new drinks menu. Edd Fisher (Wax'O Paradiso) and Misty Nights will also be on the decks throughout the night, setting the mood for a big late-night party.

Johnny's Green Room winter

When visiting, you'll likely notice that the rooftop bar's winter update is somewhat inspired by the Italian Alps — but thankfully, not too heavily. You won't find skis mounted on the walls or fake snow falling from the sky — instead, it's mostly seen in the new food and drink offerings.

Culinary Director Karen Martini has reworked the menu to reflect what's in season and Matthew Bax has played around with the cocktail menu to make it more winter-friendly. Leaning into the theme, each section of the cocktail menu is even divided into four sections inspired by Italian ski run difficulty levels — verde, blu, roddo and nera. During the party, you'll be sampling sips from each of these sections.

Johnny's Green Room is working hard to make sure Melbourne's rooftop season lasts well beyond summer.

Johnny's Green Room winter

Images: Arianna Leggiero.

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