Sunset Sessions Pickleball and Gin, Rooftop Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street

Sunset Sessions Pickleball and Gin, Rooftop Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street

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Posted 2024-01-17 by Nadine Cresswell-Myattfollow

Fri 12 Jan 2024 - Sun 28 Jan 2024



Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street Melbourne is the first city hotel to open a pickleball court on its roof not just for guests but for those who want to come in and give pickleball a try. Enjoy a fun social event as the court is set against a backdrop of city skyline views, with a courtside Monkey 47 Gin rooftop lounge offering delicious cocktails and bar snacks.

The courts will operate until January 28.

One of the world's fastest-growing sports, pickleball combines elements of tennis, ping pong, and badminton. Instead of tennis rackets, players use paddles and a plastic ball on a half-size tennis court.



Seasoned players can jump in for a hit, but beginners are also offered the chance to book in for 'how to pickleball' sessions with an expert coach. Opening on Friday, 19 January, Hilton Melbourne LQS's rooftop pickleball court will offer Sunset Sessions, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, where there will be music and a coach available to get the pickleball party rolling

Complimenting the action on the court, Hilton Melbourne LQS will be serving up a bespoke cocktail menu ($23) from the adjacent Monkey 47 Lounge.




For gin lovers Monkey 47 is a much-revered gin crafted in Germany's Black Forest mountain range, and a hit with gin enthusiasts and collectors. An exotic gin made with a molasses base, the 47 refers to the number of botanicals used which includes ingredients like lingonberries, blackberries, and honey pomelo.

Cocktails on offer include:
  • Backhand – Monkey 47 Barrel Cut, Amaro Montenegro, Cinzano Rosso, lime, fig, rosemary, sugar, sparkling wine, soda, angostura
  • Slice – Monkey 47 Sloe Gin, Cointreau, lime, agave, sparkling wine, Peychauds, soda
  • Overhead – Monkey 47 Dry Gin, lemon, cucumber, sugar, sparkling wine
  • Lob – Monkey 47 Barrel Cut, demerara, angostura, orange bitters, liquid nitrogen to cool it down
  • Serve – Monkey 47 Sloe Gin, sweet vermouth, Campari, orange bitters
  • Volley – Monkey 47 Dry Gin, lime, sugar, angostura bitters

  • As well as delicious snacks from Luci restaurant, including:
  • Charcuterie platter – grissini, chutney, cornichons, crackers $42
  • Three cheese selection – chutney, dried figs & apricots, crackers $38
  • Homemade bread roll, butter, pickled spicy cucumber $16
  • Olives $8
  • Nuts $8

  • The event is part of the AO delirium taking over Melbourne . Hilton Melbourne LQS's rooftop pickleball court will operate daily from Friday, 12 January to Sunday, 28 January 2024.

  • Opening hours:**
  • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm hotel guests access only
  • 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm hotel and NON HOTEL guest access, with the courtside Monkey 47 Lounge providing drinks and snacks courtside

  • Rooftop opening hours are subject to weather conditions.

  • **Non-hotel guests will be required to purchase a drink to play, with sessions lasting 30 minutes, available without bookings.

    If you haven't checked out this historic trendy venue yet Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street is located on the corner of Little Queen and Bourke Streets. The hotel is a striking mix of old-world glamour and modern design.

    Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street is located at 18 Little Queen Street, Melbourne VIC, 3000. For more information, or to make a reservation, visit this link or call +61 (0)3 9116 8888.

    If you find you enjoy pickleball as a new pastime here is a list of other places that have courts.


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