Drinks taste better at high altitude. We don’t have any scientific proof for this statement, but sipping on a cocktail at one of Melbourne’s many rooftop bars presents some pretty compelling anecdotal evidence. On a warm summer’s evening, there’s nothing better than watching the sun go down over the city with a drink in hand. These are our favourites.

The Cornish Arms

A pub where vegans are VIPs.

163A Sydney Road
Brunswick VIC 3056


Burgers and beer five storeys up.

48 Easey Street
Collingwood VIC 3066

Rooftop Bar

The name isn't inspiring, but the view is.

Level 7, Curtin House 252 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


As refined as outdoor spaces come.

Level 2 161 Spring Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

The Local Taphouse

One of the best beer lists in town.

184 Carlisle Street
St Kilda East VIC