Our favourite CBD shrine to tapas, Bomba, is dedicating an entire afternoon (and its city-spying rooftop) to vermouth-laced cocktails and carafes,...Bomba, 103 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Flinders Lane’s historic boutique hotel may have undergone a substantial refurbishment recently, but for many, it will always be known as...Adelphi Hotel, 187 Flinders Ln, Melbourne
All aboard this National Trust treasure for a pop-up bar with history – and views. Admission tickets give you two drinks of your choice, and...Polly Woodside, 2A Clarendon St, South Wharf
There’s something surprisingly apt about this cold old building hosting a gin pop-up bar. Admission tickets give you two drinks of your choice,...Old Melbourne Gaol, 377 Russell St, Melbourne
Come get to know Wilma (the giant gin copper still) before she moves to her new distillery home in July. Four Pillars Gin Distillery in Warrandyte...Rob Dolan Wines, 21-23 Delaneys Road, Warrandyte
Ronnie Di Stasio is a legend. Art lover. Lady admirer. A man of the old school of hospitality who knows when to cross a palm with a free drink,...31 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
For the last decade, the Black Pearl has rocked Melbourne’s socks off harder than any other bar in town. The formula is simple: great cocktails,...304 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Disclaimer: Gerald Diffey ’s a good friend of Time Out ’s, and much of what we love about Brooks, the CBD restaurant opened by Diffey and...115-117 Collins St, Melbourne
There aren’t a lot of bars that embody the tenets of hospitality as well as Gerald’s. That’s because there aren’t a lot of booze dons like...386 Rathdowne St, Carlton North
Push the buzzer, wait patiently, and when you’re collected from the door, try, try to enter Hihou with a level of decorum that’s fitting....1 Flinders Ln, Melbourne
We’re a sucker for a piece of Rockpool rump, but these pubs are doing it old school and that’s the way we like it.
Need an ale but don’t need the macho pub ’tude? Hit a family-friendly tavern.
Beat old man winter with a stick of firewood and freshly pulled pint!
Eat for free or chump change at these fine bars.
For beers and sun and moonlight and wine, these are our favourite rooftop bars right now.