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Loop Roof

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Published December 15th 2013
The highest level of delicious cocktails
Melbourne's newest hot spot, Loop Roof, is an astro-turfed, intimate affair with an impressive bar.

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Cocktails from Loop Roof.

Only open on weekends (if you count lazy Friday nights as part of the weekend), Loop Roof has a low-key atmosphere but it's no dive. The perfectly landscaped rooftop garden is the perfect place to lose yourself in delicious cocktails. The open air setting is sure to be a hit this summer.

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Loop Roof.

Loop Bar is on the ground floor, but there are plenty of businesses in the building separating Loop from its roof. There are three floors worth of stairs to conquer before arriving at the adorable roof area.

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Loop Roof is all the way at the top of this building.

I was lucky enough to go to the Loop Roof launch event. The bartender reckoned there were about 75 people there at its peak, out of a capacity of 99. Despite seeming to be a modestly sized space, it did not feel cramped at all with that many people. The city views from the rooftop just add to the laidback atmosphere. You can spot the cute Madame Brussels balcony just a few doors away.

The drinks menus are in kitsch photo albums. I noticed quite a few of the people there confused looking for a menu, not thinking that the flip books in front of them may hold what they were looking for. Perhaps those people had already downed too many of the delicious cocktails.

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The cocktail list at Loop Roof. Each cocktail costs $19.

I tried the Strawberry Fields Forever cocktail and its bitter cousin, the Luna Loco. The Strawberry Fields Forever was pleasantly sweet; the vodka and gin in it almost undetectable. It tasted weak, but taste can be deceptive. The Luna Loco, which was characterised by apricot brandy and orange bitters, tasted quite strong by contrast. Perhaps the bartender overdid it on the bitters. The cocktails were served in regular drinking glasses, rather than fancy cocktail glassware.

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Strawberry Fields Forever and Luna Loco cocktails at Loop Roof.

The bartender took about ten minutes to make the cocktails- and the wait wasn't for dilly-dallying. He carefully measured out quantities of each ingredient, taking his time to make sure they were just right. He even freshly cut up the decorative strawberry. He did say that it was his first day on the job, so perhaps by the time you visit he will be expertly whipping together drinks in a matter of seconds.

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A small section of the well-stocked bar.

I highly recommend Loop Roof as a chilled but classy space to socialise over drinks on a sunny afternoon.

Find Loop Roof at level three of 23 Meyers Place, a bustling laneway just off Bourke Street.

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Meyers Pl, Melbourne
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*Natasha Abrahams was invited as a guest
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Why? Because a summer in Melbourne isn't complete without visiting a classy rooftop bar.
When: 3pm - 1am Fridays, 5pm - 1am Saturdays, 12pm - 1am Sundays.
Phone: 9654 0500
Where: Level 3, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne.
Cost: Depends on how
Your Comment
Nice one!
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|6033) 2697 days ago
Great place and you can find it easily in Best Melbourne Pubs and Bars app for the iPhone, along with many other rooftop bars.
by info (score: 0|6) 2700 days ago
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