Best Bars in Melbourne According to the Stella Team  

Best Bars in Melbourne

Melbourne, the city that is known for its bars and dining venues, can sometimes have its own locals feeling overwhelmed when it comes to navigating the hospitality scene.  
From rooftops with sweeping city views to laneway wine bars with a local feel, the Stella Team have narrowed down their (extensive) list of their favourite bars in Melbourne. 
So, while you’re not at the beach or if you're spending the summer in the city why not tick these recommended bars off your list? 


Arbory Afloat – Melbourne CBD 

Arbory Afloat 2022 swimming pool

You can’t spend a summer in Melbourne and not hit up the iconic Arbory Afloat. Now in its 7th season, this year they’re the ‘Balerio Beach Club’ and you’ll feel like you’re in a Spanish Island lounging around the tiled pool (that you can actually swim in) under the palm trees.  



Marion Wine Bar – Fitzroy

Marion Wine Bar

If you love your wine, Marion Wine Bar is a must. Located on the uber trendy Gertrude Street in Fitzroy. Hosting an extensive (but good) wine list, don’t go past having a bite to eat whilst you’re sipping away. 


HER Melbourne – Melbourne CBD

Her Melbourne Best Bars Melbourne

Brought to you by the same group responsible for Arbory Afloat (you know it’s going to be good), from their iconic Music Room to the Rooftop, this multi-level bar called HER Melbourne will have something for everyone. 


Johnny’s Green Room – Carlton   

Johnny's Green Room Rooftop bars in Carlton

For Sunday Sessions, Johnny’s Green Room Roof Bar is a must. Boasting 360° views over Carlton and having brought back their Summer DJ Program, it’s the perfect place to soak up the Summer Sun. 



Kirks Wine Bar – Melbourne CBD    

Best Melbourne City Laneway Bars

Nestled in one of Melbourne’s many laneways, Kirks Wine Bar will have you feeling you’re in Europe with its Parisian style outdoor seating. 


Loop Roof and Top - Melbourne CBD

Best Rooftop Bars Melbourne CBD

You can see that the Stella Team are big fans of a rooftop bar, but we think the Loop Roof and Loop Top is one of the best. Featuring a vertical garden and subtle misting system, the Loop Roof and Top is a garden oasis in the sky.