Summer Is For Rooftop Bars

Summer Is For Rooftop Bars

Once upon a time, a bar tucked away in a Melbourne laneway was the epitome of hip. Now, it’s all about the rooftop - especially on balmy summer nights.

Here are five of the best:

Campari House

Located on iconic Hardware Lane, Campari House is four levels of fun, but without a doubt, the top-level rooftop bar is the most enjoyable, with skyscraper views - and their famous wood-fired pizzas.

Madame Brussels

You’ll find this treasure along bustling Bourke Street, but you’ll certainly feel like you’re in another world on its rooftop. The terrace is nothing short of decadent (and sporty). Catch waiters walking across astro-turf in their Fred Perry tennis whites to deliver jugs of Pimms.

Transit Rooftop Bar

This is a rooftop bar unlike any other; vintage lamps, plush velvet curtains and late-night jazz culminate in an experience that pleases all the senses. On the hunt for sophisticated cocktails? Look no further.

Palmz at The Carlton

Wooden decking, pot plants and bamboo might border on too much for some, but in summer, all is forgiven. The cocktail menu is playful – just like the décor.


You can only gain access to Siglo via Spring Street’s unmarked Supper Club door and several flights of stairs, but the climb is well worth the journey. Siglo screams Melbourne — tucked away, privy to only those in the know, and with a hint of Old World Europe.