There's a certain entrancing quality to rooftop bars — maybe it's drinking at altitude, maybe it's the fresh air on your face or the sun beating down on your Vitamin-D-deficient skin — whatever the reason, these beguiling openair beauties consistently draw us in. Thankfully, Melbourne has many.
This list is a collection of bars and pubs that have put their rooftop real estate to good use. There are old faces, newcomers and places that we might have forgotten. From a plant-filled inner city oasis to a fairy light-lit Mexican bar in the 'burbs, these rooftops are pulling out all the stops. And, we're glad — cocktails taste infinitely better skyward in fancy surrounds.
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The Best Rooftop Bars in Melbourne
Where to head when you want to enjoy a cocktail skyward.