Best rooftops and alfresco dining spots Melbourne

Treat yourself to dinner and some some Vitamin D by dining alfresco this summer! We’ve got sunny beer gardens, view-tastic rooftops and leafy courtyards, plus excellent food and booze. Get on it!

Image: Coppersmith, South Melbourne

Image: Coppersmith, South Melbourne


Kent Hotel, Carlton North

Kent Hotel in Carlton North is a modern corner pub with an al fresco area overlooking Curtain Square. The hotel features an aperitivo hour from 4-6 pm seven days a week, and an extensive menu of Modern Australian and Mediterranean food.

Bomba, Melbourne CBD

At this Spanish tapas restaurant and rooftop bar in the centre of Melbourne’s CBD, visitors can enjoy a wide-ranging drinks list, from Vermouth to Catalonian wine. The rooftop has views of the Melbourne city skyline, and like all authentic Spanish eateries the restaurant is open until late. 

Hochi Mama, Liverpool Street

A Vietnamese fusion restaurant and bar on Liverpool Street, Hochi Mama offers shared dining and banquet options. The restaurant includes outdoor, street-side seating and a drinks menu featuring cocktails, wine, beer and cider. 

Coppersmith, South Melbourne

The rooftop bar at Coppersmith is where you want to be on a warm summer evening. Come and enjoy delicious bar food and gaze out over the city skyline while you sip glasses of Veuve Cliquot. Cheers to daylight saving and long summer nights!

Prahran Hotel, Prahran

The gorgeous beer garden at the Pahran Hotel ticks all the boxes. Come for a casual steak or a parma and enjoy the beautiful art-deco surrounds and super-cool suburban vibes.

FUJITEI Japanese Restaurant, St Kilda

The tranquil outdoor courtyard at FUJITEI Japanese Restaurant is where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Come and explore the bamboo and pebble garden before you dive into the market fresh menu.

Newmarket Hotel, St Kilda

Come for a casual weekday lunch at the Newmarket Hotel and dine alfresco in the bright and airy outdoor beer garden. Snuggle up on a cosy outdoor table and enjoy a few cheeky bevs before heading back to the office.

O’Connell’s Centenary Hotel, South Melbourne

Well, if you thought Melbourne’s pub scene couldn’t get any cooler, think again. Enter O’Connell’s which takes things to the next level. With a large spacious courtyard overlooking Coventry Street alfresco dining has never looked so good.

Fatto, Melbourne

This spectacular Italian resto has sensational alfresco dining with views extending over the Yarra to Flinders Street Station. Grab a glass of aperol spritz and a bowl of pasta and you’re good to go!

Terminus Hotel, Abbotsford

This iconic Melbourne boozer is the ideal spot for a few Sunday sippers. Come to the ‘Termo’ and get lost in the outdoor ‘urban jungle’ beer garden while you feast on $5 sliders, and $20 cocktail jugs.