5 great roof top bars in Melbourne

January 12, 2014

Melbourne has for the last 10 years been among the top 3 most livable cities in the world having been top-rated in categories such as education, entertainment, healthcare, research and development, tourism and sports. It is the largest city in the Australian state of Victoria and the second most populous city in Australia. It boasts the tag of being the financial capital of Australia and largely the Asia-Pacific region. It is for managing to pull these ‘firsts’ that the Melbourne's rooftop watering holes have become popular. Below are the best of them.

1. Aer Bar

Located on the 140 Exhibition Street in Melbourne, this bar has carved a name for itself as classy watering hole where the rich and famous meet up for drinks. It is a place where you enjoy the finest Australian cocktails while viewing the scenic Melbourne city.

2. Campari House

This bar is located at 23-25 Hardware Lane, Melbourne. Their signature drink - the Dubai Tower - is perhaps the most renowned cocktail in the streets of Melbourne. Apart from the drinks, patrons can take hearty meals at the restaurant two floors below.

3. Alumbra

How would you love to see the docklands of Melbourne from the Central Pier? At Alumbra, you will get to see this and more while enjoying the best Australian wines and whiskeys. Alumbra is strategically located in a heritage-listed shed at the end of Central Pier.

4. Red Hummingbird

Located at 246 Russell Street, Melbourne, this rooftop bar is the one place you can take you date for a night of alcohol drinking without the risk of picking up a bar brawl to 'protect her honor'. It features private areas and an intimate atmosphere, views of artwork, swinging wicker chairs, hidden alcoves and seductive lighting.

5. Blue Diamond

This is a bar is a high rise bachelor pad style bar that bills itself as the one stop shop for those who take their jazz music, cigars and alcohol seriously. It is one of those places you go alone to meet people that you can discuss serious things such as politics and business over cocktails.

Melbourne is the most livable city in the world for a reason. Why don't you start finding out how this came to be by getting to the rooftop bars listed above?