For fresh air and healthy vibes.
To say that the 2020s got off to a shaky start would be an understatement. However, the world is adjusting to post-pandemic living, and one of the more positive after-effects is a push for healthier, greener, better-ventilated spaces.
If you’re keen to swap happy hour over Zoom for happy hour overlooking the beauty of the Melbourne skyline, the following five bars and restaurants have the lush outdoor space and open, breezy vibes you’ve been seeking. It goes without saying that alcohol in moderation is a key consideration in a healthy life but when you’re up for that special celebration you could try these suggestions!
Loop Roof & Loop Top
Nestled in the heart of Melbourne, Loop Roof has recently been expanded to include Loop Top, meaning you now have two open-air rooftops and twin-tiered gardens to enjoy. You’ll find this award-winning space stocked with an abundance of beer, local wines, cocktails, tasty treats, and panoramic views. Enjoy a refreshing afternoon, soak up the sunset, and drift into the evening, knowing that you’re contributing to the development of more green spaces in the city.
Naked In The Sky
Next time you’re getting your fashion fix on Brunswick Street, consider treating yourself to a craft beer and some tapas at Naked In The Sky. This beautiful rooftop terrace sits atop Fitroy’s famous Naked For Satan restaurant. Despite the dark name, you can expect a bright, open, airy space, with a weeknight happy hour that beautifully coincides with sunset.
The Corner Hotel
From delicious steak to drag queen bingo, Richmond’s Corner Hotel has it all. The venue is famous for its always on-point food and its range of live music and entertainment options. However, it also has a beautiful rooftop bar where you can enjoy fresh drinks, fresh air, and plenty of greenery.
Perched atop a rooftop on Easey Street, Collingwood, you’ll find a collection of graffitied-up train carriages from which you can order arguably some of the best burgers in Melbourne. Easey’s offers relaxed vibes, retro decor, decadent comfort food, ice-cold craft beer, and a perfect vantage point for enjoying sunsets over Collingwood.
Going out for drinks, a meal or even a live show no longer has to mean being crowded into an enclosed space with dozens of other people. Melbourne’s rooftop bars and open-air eateries have answered our collective call for well-ventilated spaces, with sunshine, greenery, and fresh air galore. We hope you enjoy exploring the beautiful open-air options listed above.