Naked in the Sky has been Fitzroy’s go-to rooftop since it first opened back in 2010. Take the lift up from its downstairs counterpart, Naked for Satan, and make a beeline for the outdoor area. Getting a good seat with a view here requires teamwork. Get a friend to grab a table while you take care of the drinks.

Luckily, there’s a lot of view – it’s panoramic. The first thing you’ll see is an unhindered outlook of the CBD skyline, sprouting out over Fitzroy’s terrace houses. It’s one of the city’s best-known views, and rightly so. Turn around and there’s a calmer, wide-angle view of the Dandenongs running along the eastern edge of the building. This is usually where you’ll find most free seats. At the opposite end of the rooftop is a view of Brunswick Street stretching northwards.

But Naked in the Sky has never been content to just coast by on its looks. That’s a big part of the bar’s staying power. For years the bar food on the rooftop was synonymous with pinxtos, but in 2018 the tapas-with-toothpicks menu was phased out. In its place is a Basque-influenced modern Australian menu, with items such as beef tartare, jamon serrano and tofu sliders.

Of course, there’s a well-built drinks list too, featuring the usual line-up of craft beers and rooftop-ready wines. Naked in the Sky also has an impressive assortment of vodkas – there are over 20 seasonally changing flavours, which are infused in-house.

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Updated: September 20th, 2022

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