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Measuring up Melbourne’s best rooftop bars

By 28 November 2016May 7th, 2021No Comments

Manhattan may boast the best rooftop bar scene in the world but Melbourne is not the one to shy away in offering its best. You will be spoilt for choice in choosing from the ever increasing list of Melbourne’s best rooftop bars!

When the sun bursts in every hue of gold and orange, Melbourne basks in the glow and nothing beats enjoying a drink while soaking in the sunlit beauty of this city in a top notch rooftop bar.

In no particular order, we present you half a dozen of our choice of Melbourne’s best rooftop bars!

Rooftop at QT

If you are a fan of the stylish and spacious New York vibe for a rooftop bar, then this newbie ticks all boxes. Massive in size and in the heart of the City, QT is the newest addition to Melbourne’s best rooftop bars! Go on to enjoy the sunset cocktails and the South of Yarra crowd.

Loop Roof

What’s not to love about Loop Roof, Meyers Place? It is hands-down one of Melbourne’s best rooftop bar! Ask the snaking line of patrons and you will hear a different reason why they love this place. The ‘vodka snow cones’, the misting cool interiors on sweltering days, the greenery and the artsy ambience score well but the cocktails with a twist are the rage!


Something so staunchly Melburnian like no other! Easeys on Collingwood is best known for its stunning views and the Hitachi train setting for a bar making it one of Melbourne’s best known rooftop bars. If it is the ambience of Melbourne as a City that you dig, then Easeys is your place and the burgers just make it double the deal!


Spanish with a spunk, Bomba on Lonsdale is renowned for its vermouth, delicious tapas, good cocktails, great wine list and the best Margarita. When picking from Melbourne’s best rooftop bars, you’d choose Bomba for the delicious eats, cocktails and the CBD views.

Naked in the sky

This is the bar locals prefer take others to show off their cool city. In Fitzroy, providing breathtaking views of most of Melbourne, Naked In The Sky is always packed to the rafters with ever returning patrons. Their famed $9 lunch, great cocktails and their delicious food makes it an easy march to the list of Melbourne’s best rooftop bars. Go there once and you will be returning back before you know it.


When in a suit with a celebratory group and willing to go Cuban with a cigar, you head to Spring Street and onwards to Siglo. With the Parliament in sight, this rooftop bar cosies you in with their big heaters making you warm in winters too. Whatever be your fancy, you get to choose from a range of options from foie gras to pies, as well as a selection of classic desserts such as tiramisu and crème brûlée.


Turn up the fun quotient in one of Melbourne’s best rooftop bars and watch the gorgeous city shimmer in the setting sun. Melbourne has a bar to suit every fancy, pick yours!

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