The Best Rooftop Bars in Melbourne
Where to head when you want to enjoy a cocktail skyward.
There's a certain entrancing quality to rooftop bars. Whether it's drinking at altitude, the fresh air on your face or the sun beating down on your vitamin-D-deficient skin, these beguiling openair beauties consistently draw you in. Thankfully, Melbourne has more than a couple that'll help you make the most of this city of ours — and all-year-round, too.
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 you 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.
Image: Mr Brownie, Parker Blain.