Trendy Rooftop Bars are the way to go to socialize in Melbourne, with the growing number of high risers in the city. The idea of substituting urban rooftops with fresh air, great views, chilled cocktails and live music, provides a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets below.
A rooftop bar with the city skyline background also makes a perfect backdrop for that celebrity style Instagram selfie.
Tipsy Koala, inspired by watching the crimson sunset from the rooftop bar of QT decided to go rooftop hopping and share with you some of its recommendations of the best Rooftop bars in the Melbourne CBD:
ROOFTOP at QT– The QT Rooftop bar at Russell Street is part of the GHA group and opened its doors in September 2016. Take an express lift to 11th floor and you’re treated with excellent views of Melbourne, designer decor, friendly staff and a food and drinks menu which exceeds expectations. Reminds a lot like some of the venues in downtown LA, this rooftop bar is the place to see and be seen in Melbourne.
BOMBA ROOFTOP– The rooftop bar of Bomba on Lonsdale Street is the go to after work drinks and a tapas fix for young socialites. Amazing food menu coupled with Chef’s Specials and complimented by the friendly staff makes it a very comfortable and accommodating venue from the moment you enter. Enjoy the best of Spanish cuisines with matched local and imported wines or creative cocktails before or after a show at the adjoining theater.
PALMZ at the Carlton – The Palmz located at the rooftop of The Carlton in Bourke Street, is a tropical getaway in the middle of the city skyline. Thatched Roofs, Green Plants, Giraffes and Elephants they have it all in this little island Madagascar of Melbourne. The beer garden at the top is the highlight of the bar, with friendly staff and a great atmosphere. A must checkout!
GOOD HEAVENS – If you ever have a craving of barbecue and a chilled beer in the middle of a corporate meeting, head to the Fancy Hank’s at Bourke Street and feast yourself to delicious American-style slow cooked BBQ snacks and a selection of chilled craft beers on its rooftop bar – Good Heavens. The place can get a bit busy sometimes as they don’t take bookings or table reservations.
IMPERIAL ROOFTOP – Located on the crown of the iconic Imperial Hotel at Bourke Street, this rooftop bar is one of the biggest in Melbourne. It offers plenty of relaxed decked sitting spaces with unparalleled views of the Parliament House and the city skyline. Good selection of tap beers and nibbles with a generous happy hour timing and plenty of screens to watch your favorite sports makes it a must for Friday after hour drinks.
Tipsy Koala will continue its rooftop bar hopping moving out of the CBD to inner suburbs, finding the best places to Party in Melbourne. Stay Tuned!