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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Chance to swim in the iconic roof top pool
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If you have wandered down Flinders Lane and caught sight of the Adelphi Hotel's swimming pool you have probably done a double-take. It is suspended above you and juts out over the laneway. It is glass bottomed, so you can see swimmers doing their laps.

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But what can they see? Is it scary looking down at you, the ant-sized pedestrians and the Matchbox traffic. Do they get vertigo?

I am sure I am not alone in wondering what it would be like to swim in there. Now you can.

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For the second summer in a row the Adelphi Hotel's Flinders Lane rooftop bar will host a pop up pool bar every Sunday. It will run from January 10 until the end of February.

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Melburnians can cool down with a cocktail by this iconic pool in this high up rooftop retreat.

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This will be the last time rooftop lovers get to experience the Adelphi pool before it undergoes a total refurbishment. I just hope they keep the pool jutting out as it has become a bit of a Melbourne institution.

Bartenders will serve a range of retro cocktails and drinks from sponsors including Chandon; Midori; Jose Cuervo; and Melbourne-based organic drink company StrangeLove.

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Adelphi bartenders, led by Daniel Ferreira have given the cocktail menu a bit of a shake in preparation for the pop up bar, including 'Mr Adelphi's Lamington', the 'Ghostwood', 'Spicy Amigo', and 'Boutique Lucky 7'.

Ferreira says "Our cocktails have the full summer flavour you crave in the heat, with all the colours of the rainbow that make them look just as appealing as they taste."

These colourful cocktails will complement the backdrop of the Melbourne skyline with all the glorious sunset colours in a glass.

This year the event will be better organised in that it is fully ticketed. There were a few of us waiting in a laneway last year to be let in, which wasn't much fun on a hot day.

People can book their tickets via MyGuest the $30 entry includes a cocktail and food platter on arrival. For those staying till late there will be a selection of food from Om Nom Kitchen & Dessert Bar available for purchase.

Pop up bar sessions start at 12pm and goes through until 6pm. Capacity is limited, so you will need to book to ensure the best poolside posse.

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But you can also just turn up and pay $20 but this does not include a drink or food although these items are available for purchase.

This year it is also an 18 and over event. Pity a few more Melbourne hotels don't open up their pools over summer for us.
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Why? It's a cool thing to do on a hot day
When: Sundays (Jan 10 to February 28) Time:12pm 6pm.
Phone: (03) 8080 8888
Where: Adelphi Hotel, 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: Cost:$30 pre book (inc food plate and a cocktail), or $20 on day (no drink or food) Payment: Cashless bar on day for extra food and drink EFTPOS or credit card available.
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