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.
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.
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.
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
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.