Where's the Best Rooftop Bar in Melbourne

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Posted 2012-04-15 by Bombay Extra Dryfollow

City views, sunshine on your face, eye-pleasing crowds, and delectable cocktails; what else could one ask for?

Rooftop , located on the top floor of Curtin House, 252 Swanston St, offers a refreshing Pimms (and other beverages), a ticketed outdoor cinema during summer months, and fake grass and bean-bags to chill out and make you feel like you're in your own backyard. Possibly the best free city view, and if you're feeling hungry, order a burger, hotdog or fries, or go downstairs to The Toff or Cookie for some scrumptious (but over priced) Thai.

Just a stone throws away at 233 Lonsdale St, is The Emerald Peacock, a rooftop bar that is usually crowded with twenty- to thirty-something after-work suits. A place where pizza is commonly ordered with champagne, and the music overshadows any serious discussions; well, who wants to talk shop after 6pm?

For something more quirky try Madame Brussels, Level 3, 59-63 Bourke St, where ladies get a special treat on Sundays by being served by young attractive men in tennis whites. Try the poached chicken, chive and mayo toasted sandwiches, with one of their punches, while twirling a parasol in your hand and fantasising about yesteryear picnics. Be warned of long queues on a sunny summer evening – the numbers are restricted, but this adds to the welcomed feeling of space on the terrace.

For panoramic cityscape views and late night dancing Blue Diamond , Level 15, 123 Queen St, fits the bill. While the cocktail staff could use more training, and the service is often annoyingly slow, the view and music are worth the $10 cover charge after 10pm.

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