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Melbourne has many outdoor bars with spectacular views, including rooftop bars, bars overlooking the water and pubs with lively beer gardens.
593-597 Swanston Street, Carlton
The recently refurbished Queensberry Hotel is another beautiful Melbourne pub. Built in 1890, the heritage listed establishment is a completely modernised watering hole.
(Under Princes Bridge), Melbourne
Escape the daily grind in Riverland’s urban beer garden hideaway. This waterfront bar is a year-round outdoor venue. It is the ideal summer spot for beers and bites, while soaking up the sun.
Curtin House, level 7,
252 Swanston Street,, Melbourne
Climb the flights of stairs to Rooftop Bar and you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the city. There’s a great post-work atmosphere, plus burgers and beers. Wine and cocktails are also available.
Level 1-2 301 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Tucked away up a secret staircase, Sahara serves Moroccan and Middle Eastern cuisine on level one, plus cocktails on level two and the rooftop bar.
Section 8 Bar
27-29 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne
Possibly the most permanent pop-up bar around, the Section 8 container bar combines a beer garden without the pub and a bar out of a box! Perfect in summer, great all year round, Section 8 is the definition of an outdoor bar.
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Visitors to Melbourne are spoilt for choice when heading out for dinner in the city. The four Sheraton dining venues offer distinct experiences and atmospheres to suit every taste.
Level 2 161 Spring Street, Melbourne
The rooftop at Siglo bar is a cool place to be in summer or winter. Sitting on top of the European and Supper Club it’s high up in the trees overlooking Parliament.
Slate Restaurant Bar
9 Goldsbrough Lane
181 William Street, Melbourne
Slate has the flexibility to create multiple breakout spaces, allowing for a fantastic hospitality experience. The venue boasts a range of distinct zones to morph from daytime lunch venue into an enticing atmosphere.
Level 3, Sheraton Melbourne Hotel,, 27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Located on level 3 of the Sheraton Melbourne Hotel, the Terrace Bar is an open air bar. It specialises in cocktails, and has a scrumptious tapas bar menu. Relax over a drink by one of the two fireplaces, while you soak in the Melbourne city skyline.
The Boatbuilders Yard
23 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf
The Boatbuilders Yard is an award-winning bar and café, designed by Six Degrees architects.
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