Outdoor drinking

Continue the Grand Prix party at the end of the day at some of Melbourne's hottest outdoor bars, all just a short distance from the track. Soak up the city's Indian summer atmosphere while enjoying a refreshing beverage on the banks of the Yarra River, or even out on the river itself. Savour an ale by the beach, or sip a fancy cocktail on a rooftop as you survey the cityscape by night. Here are five suggestions to keep the motor running until the big race ends.

  • Rooftop Bar

    Take in jaw-dropping views of the CBD skyline at Rooftop Bar, set seven storeys atop the popular Curtain House, where the drinks are cold and the vibe is hot.

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  • Coppersmith Hotel

    An easy walk from the F1 track, Coppersmith is a place to eat, stay, and most importantly, to play thanks to a range of tap beers, top pub grub and a fabulous rooftop area.

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  • Ponyfish Island

    Clinging to a pylon beneath the pedestrian bridge over the Yarra River to Southbank, you'll find a pop-up oasis of beer, coffee and tasty toasties

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  • Captain Baxter

    Relax on the elevated deck overlooking St Kilda Beach with a cheeky cocktail at this beachfront bar named after one of St Kilda's founding fathers.

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  • Transit

    Located above Transport bar at Fed Square, Transit is all plush reds, wood panelling and leather lounges, with views of the city lights from the terrace. 

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