Melbourne's best rooftop venues for events

A collection of amazing rooftop venues in Melbourne await you this sunny season.

Balmy evenings call for outdoor space, clear city views and social gatherings under the stars. Wander up narrow staircases, sip cocktails in the sunshine and admire the bustling city from a relaxed vantage point at one of the best rooftop venues in Melbourne.

Drinks taste better at high altitude, admire the glistening city from above atop a luxury hotel or bask in the sun at one of Melbourne's best suburban rooftops bars. If you're in Melbourne and looking for a venue to spend a long summer evening, you're spoilt for choice.

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Mebourne CBD, Melbourne

Seating: 80 Standing: 180

With a premium selection of European beer, chic styling and a long sunny bench that stretches the length of the venue, AER Bar at the European Beer Cafe is one of Melbourne's newest rooftop bars.

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

Seating: 45 Standing: 80

The rooftop pool deck at Adelphi Hotel, perched nine floors above Flinders Lane, has been refurbished. This super chic space is now the perfect spot to escape the city below.

Southbank, Melbourne

Seating: 60 Standing: 100

Saunter up the stairs to the Nevermind Bar rooftop, an exclusive space with just enough room to boogie your hardest in the sunshine while you sip on craft beer and chow down on those famous waffle fries.

St Kilda, Melbourne

Seating: 200 Standing: 400

Experience panoramic views of St Kilda Beach on the Hamptons style rooftop at the Harbour. White furnishing and and potted palm trees bring relaxed beach vibes way up high.

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

Seating: 75 Standing: 120

Find fairy lights, street art, raised garden beds and colourful details bring European vibes to Melbourne's iconic Hardware Lane. Sip on an Aperol Spritz and bask in the warm weather at this beautiful rooftop space.

Southbank, Melbourne

Seating: 550 Standing: 550

Bring the inside out at Crown Aviary, a vast space with luxurious features and incredible views of the city. The glass-panelled marquee is fully carpeted with air conditioning and bathroom facilities to provide comfort and convenience, no matter the weather.

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South Yarra, Melbourne

Seating: 40 Standing: 250

Hello there, new kid on the block! The Osborne Rooftop & Bar recently landed in South Yarra, just in time to provide us with a winning rooftop space for summer events. This stylish and sharp venue is great for casual parties and large-scale exclusive ones.

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

Seating: - Standing: 99

If glass walled gardens are your dream destination for a drink in the sunshine then Loop Roof is the spot for you. Worried about the weather? A state-of-the-art retractable roof will give you that extra bit of peace of mind in this unpredictable city.

South Yarra, Melbourne

Seating: - Standing: 300

The southside rooftop OG, The Emerson is the rooftop where, come Sunday, Melbourne's most attractive people seem to set up for the day. It makes sense – beautiful places attract beautiful people.

Collingwood, Melbourne

Seating: 150 Standing: 288

Train carriage-meets-rooftop-bar. This unique rooftop offering is fittingly located in Collingwood – the heart of creatives and hipsters alike. And better yet – this bar has some of the best burgers going around (a definite crowd pleaser).

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

Seating: 140 Standing: 270

Atop The Imperial Hotel on Bourke Street you'll find a rooftop bar that, come December, is booked solid Tues-Saturday. And with affordable package options, great views and a convenient location, it's little wonder why.

Carlton, Melbourne

Seating: 120 Standing: 500

The Prince Alfred Bar and Rooftop is recently renovated, and definitely ready to host bustling events. The Carlton location makes it great for university events and milestone birthdays – or an end of year celebration with colleagues.

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

Seating: 100 Standing: 150

Soak up the sunshine or the late-night technicolor ambience of Top Yard. Located in the CBD right near the Yarra, this venue offers beers, burgers and all the things you could want to host a casual, yet memorable, event.

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

Seating: 40 Standing: 185

With its position at the top end of town, QT Melbourne's rooftop has some of the city's best views. Throw in signature cocktails, beautiful food and polished service, and you've got yourself a top pick for a cocktail event.

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

Seating: 50 Standing: 100

The Stolen Gem is knockout event space. For private events only, this venue has incredible CBD views and a ridiculously affordable minimum spend. Meaning you can create the event of your dreams without breaking the bank.

Carlton, Melbourne

Seating: 80 Standing: 300

Away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD you'll uncover the luxurious hidden gem, The Pool Deck. Terracotta pots adorn the high walls with greenery and fairy lights frame the pool space and surrounding deck with a warm glow.

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

Seating: 50 Standing: 350

Jungle theming and tropical vibes await you atop The Carlton. Living up to it's name, The Palmz Rooftop is decorated with bright lights, a straw roofed bar and bamboo bar tables wrapped around real palm trees.


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