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Melbourne's best rooftop drinks with a view

want a sure-fire way to impress your date? create a date where they can enjoy some of Melbourne's best vistas - that way, if they manage to tear their eyes off you for a second, they'll have a view that's almost as good 😜

Imperial Bourke Street

for a drink with a view of Melbourne's stunning, iconic Parliament house - look no further. the Imperial Bourke Street is the perfect spot for soaking up the sun's rays, watching the sunset or stopping off for a pre-theatre snack. surrounded by the glittering high-rises, seated on comfy benches with dramatic stylish under-lighting and sipping signature cocktails - if that doesn't impress your date, nothing will!


cold brews and city views - what more could you want? loaded doughnut fries? Richmond favourite Harlow has all this and more! soak up those summer vibes while enjoying the expansive rooftop and taking advantage of Harlow's uniquely gourmet twist on pub food - from tostadas and tuna bowls, to burgers and steaks and everything in between - all presented to rival works of art. choose your poison from their 'drink victorian' range and skip the small talk about the weather - up here, it's bliss ☀️

European Bier Cafe

sometimes you're really feeling those rooftop vibes but the weather's just not on your side. enter European Bier Cafe, with its all-season rooftop bar, so you can enjoy open air, city views even in the middle of winter. with a delightful selection of small plates (our tip: try the pork & chorizo sausage rolls) as well as hearty pub classics (including a fantastic vegetarian parma and burger), you'll have plenty of reasons to stick around for a loooong date.


dappled sunlight filters down through the leafy canopy in Southbank's urban backyard, Hopscotch. offering a wide range of wines, an extensive tap list and a strong cocktail collection (including tasting paddles, spiked slushies & cocktails on tap), there's something for everyone here - even non-drinkers will feel welcome with their generous range of non-alco beers, spirits and wines, as well as traditional soft drinks and juices (of course). with your spare hand, delve into their 'one-handed' menu featuring eggplant tacos, ramen fried chicken, corn chip cheese croquettes and more to ensure a balanced diet 😜

for more great date ideas, or to find someone to go with, check out Boop: the going-on-dates app, where you can chat and create a date at some of Melbourne's best venues.

meet someone new, or create a "date" with your mate, your mum or your main squeeze - because everyone deserves great dates!


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