Located in a converted car park in Melbourne’s CBD, Whitehart is a container bar (shipping containers, that is). Besides its unusual industrial design, Whitehart has a reputation for great live music, craft beers, and cocktails. One of the signature cocktails is the Wrong Island Iced Tea, with English breakfast syrup. Whitebar hosts a rotating lineup of food popups too, including Pok n Kok, a local Thai food truck.
Naked in the Sky
Naked in the Sky sits above Naked for Satan in Fitzroy, and looks towards the city skyline. There’s an open terrace, a lounge, a 15-metre long bar, and an indoor restaurant. The bar has a large range of craft and imported beers, in-house infused vodka, an extensive gin menu, and wines from both Spain and Australia. The tapas menu at Naked in the Sky is similar to Naked for Satan, in that it’s inspired by Basque country cuisine.
Located upstairs from Fancy Hanks, Good Heavens is a rooftop bar with an impressive city view. Serving a simple lunch menu from Thursday to Sunday, drinks are the main reason locals keep returning to Good Heavens. It’s known for its daily drink specials, 80s-inspired cocktail list, craft beers, extensive spirits menu, and Australian-only wine list. Treat yourself to a Melbourne Made, Heavens to Betsy, or Jungle Boogie cocktail.
Siglo is a rooftop terrace bar, which offers views of Parliament, the spires of St Patrick’s Cathedral, and Princess Theatre’s domes. The intimate venue’s furnishings include Parisian wicker chairs and wooden garden furniture. The drinks menu focuses on classic cocktails, champagne, and wine from the Melbourne Supper Club’s cellar. Along with its eclectic bar food menu, Siglo also has a humidor stocked with only the finest Cuban cigars.
Campari House is a rooftop bar, lounge, and restaurant that’s been trading in Melbourne’s iconic Hardware Lane for 50 years. It’s prepared for Melbourne’s unpredictable weather, with heaters and a retractable roof. The drinks menu includes wines from both Australia and Italy, as well as a range of unique cocktails. The modern Italian-inspired cuisine also includes pizzas, sliders, and small plates. Visit Campari House from Monday to Thursday for a Laneway Lunch. For $20, select from a pizza, pasta, or alternative dish with a glass of beer, wine, or soft drink.