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Rooftop Cinema

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Address: 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 61 3 9654 5394 , Australia
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Such hard work to get to the roof top bar, you've got to love it

I don't know how we found this roof top bar, but it is a find. You've got to walk up lots of flights of stairs, or go in what seems to be a very dodgy lift...... But then you find... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2016
cynthia r
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Noosa, Australia
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Bathurst, Australia
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was Such fun. We booked and paid Online which was so convenient. I recommend get there early to get a seat as this is very popular and seats are unreserved. There is a Br and burgers available but we didn't try these. Best chic top I've ever had! We hired blankets as we are not local. Well worth it... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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291 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I don't know how we found this roof top bar, but it is a find. You've got to walk up lots of flights of stairs, or go in what seems to be a very dodgy lift...... But then you find the roof top bar, with views over the skyscrapers. It's a bit basic, and a bit wet if it rains,... More 

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Thank cynthia r
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I walked seven floors up past a Wing Chun martial art school to a crowded roof top bar with great vibes. Mainly young people, students and workers. Not a posh place. But prices are cheap. Sangria at $8 and margarita at $12. Informal so don't worry about dress code. Burger shack was closed at 1030pm when I got there. No... More 

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1 Thank Davidlye70
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I came here with some good mates and we had a blast. The bar is great for a an evening after work, and the view of CBD is wonderful.

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Thank Dee L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The bad: the bar staff aren't the greatest, even when its not busy it takes ages to get a drink. When they are out of stock of something they dont tell you, they just wander off to go and get whatever it is they ran out of whilst you are left waiting there wondering what is going on. The good:... More 

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Thank Stikkis_Adventures
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Good place to experience the Melbourne skyline at night, though I wouldn't stay long as it does get rather crowded, especially on the weekend. Fun place that's different from your average pub.

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Thank Chelsea K
Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Visited here for a drink Saturday night with some friends. The atmosphere is cool with hipster music, lights and seating. Nice view of Melbourne but quite cold with very few gas heaters and drinks weren't cheap.

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Thank Amy C
Melbourne, Australia
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165 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

We weren't expecting to see a movie so settled in to have a few drinks. A fabulous vista overlooking Melbourne skyline!

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Madison, WI
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

On my visit to Melbourne I had to get a drink at a famous rooftop bar, but this was a terrible choice. Though the location and view itself is likely one of the best, it was not worth the visit. There was a long line to get a drink, which were overpriced even for Melbourne. The servers were rude and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We met friends here for an afternoon drink in the sun. Melbourne put on its best weather for us and it was very easy to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a jug of delicious Pimms with good company and music in the background, courtesy of a DJ. The burgers were pretty good too. In the summer months this bar... More 

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Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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