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An Openair Beer Garden Has Landed on the Rooftop of The Prince Hotel's Car Park

Enjoy gin cocktails, deep-pan pizzas and beer icy poles while overlooking the bay at this pop-up bar.
By Libby Curran
November 17, 2020
By Libby Curran
November 17, 2020

As Melbourne continues to shake off the cobwebs and reawaken post-lockdown, its collection of new drinking spots seems to be growing by the day. One of the latest is a summer-friendly pop-up beer garden gracing the rooftop of the newly refurbished Prince Hotel.

Joining a suite of offerings that now includes a public bar, dining room, deck, wine bar and bottle shop, the Prince Rooftop Beer Garden is a team effort, created in collaboration with Brick Lane Brewing and Nagambie Brewery & Distillery. The upper level of the site's multi-storey car park has been kitted out as a laidback openair bar for at least the next four weeks, complete with pallet seating, fairy lights and sparkling bay views.

A rotation of local DJs will supply the soundtrack to your afternoon sipping sessions, as you tuck into icy cold Brick Lane beers, wines from Mitchelton's Preece, and breezy cocktails crafted using Nagambie 3608 Gin. The relaxed vibe extends to the menu, with the kitchen serving up fare that's perfect enjoyed sans cutlery, alongside a tipple or two. Think, hot chicken rolls and deep-pan pizza by the slice, as well as Euro-inspired picnic packs of cheese and charcuterie courtesy of Little Prince Wine downstairs. And, for those balmier days, there'll even be beer-flavoured icy poles from the folks at Brick Lane.

Dogs and kids are welcome up here, so there's no need to leave anyone at home. And you won't even need to worry about wrangling a booking as this rooftop's doing walk-ins only.

Find The Prince Rooftop Beer Garden at 2 Acland Street, St Kilda. It's open 4-9pm Thursdays, 12-9pm Friday–Saturday and 12-6pm Sunday.

Published on November 17, 2020 by Libby Curran


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