The Best Views of Melbourne (Panoramas Above the City)

Melbourne is renowned for its global food scene, exciting nightlight and easy-going locals. And if you spend some time in the center of the city, you will no doubt also encounter some of its stunning local architecture. From the alleyways filled with street art, to the 19th-century buildings and shopping arcades, there are dozens of gems hidden throughout the CBD.

However, going out for the night for dinner whether it is a simple night out with friends or an intimate romantic dinner during your elopement can be made even more special with a breathtaking panoramic view of Melbourne. This is because nothing says romantic or extra special dinner than a beautiful and breathtaking view of Melbourne in Australia.

Create memories of looking over a sea of city lights shining in the dark night sky and enjoy delicious food and first-rate service in these bar and restaurants known not only for their great panoramic Melbourne view but their delicious food as well.

There are many outdoor bars in Melbourne that offer jaw-dropping views of Melbourne. If you have not been to a rooftop bar before then you should make sure to plan a trip to one of the many bars in Melbourne that overlooks the serene waters, there are also pubs that have beautiful and lively beer gardens, your definition of a bar will surely be changed forever.

Here are some of these go-to spots:

The Transport Hotel


The Transport Hotel is well known for its’ unique view of the Federation Square, since it is right in the middle of it, because of this, it is an ideal meeting place to rendezvous with friends and loved ones. The Transport Hotel is surrounded by colorful trams and trains that is just bursting with life and energy. Live music is played with genres spanning from Jazz and blues, rock and pop, urban grooves and even World and folk which is a good opportunity to enrich your culture and knowledge. There are three outdoor areas in the transport hotel and no matter if you are indoors or outdoors you will surely be able to enjoy the delicious meals that they serve here. The Transport Hotel also has a wide and varied collection of imported beers which also includes cider. Just be aware that this is not the cheapest bar in Melbourne. Options for the budget traveler in Melbourne are all over the place, but just not here.

Alumbra at Central Pier

Alumbra at Central Pier

Offering stunning views of the city skyline, the clear and pristine waters and the Docklands, Alumbra at Central Pier is also a favorite venue for large events of up to 700 guests. Alumbra at Central Pier is also well known for the unique style of its penthouse which is also heritage listed.

Aside from its main function space, Alumbra also has a number of intimate spaces for more personal and private moments; there is also a beautiful mezzanine. Alumbra is also well known for its supper that is served until 3AM. You can also make your Alumbra experience extra special by trying out the Seishas (Arabic water pipes) that they offer. And that is not all that you can experience at Alumbra, you can even have a very magical and romantic moment when you dance on a glass floor above water, water and to add to the romantic atmosphere there are even lights, straight out of a storybook or fairy tale right?

There are also lattice screens around the bar and the event place to enhance its unique Asian feel; this is joined by Buddha statues to enrich the effect.

Blue Diamond

blue diamond melbourne

A place for a true gentleman, the Blue Diamond is the ultimate bachelor’s pad. Grab your friends and enjoy a night of jazz music, cocktails and cigar. Located on the 15th floor, the Blue Diamond offers a captivating view of the Melbourne city. There are terraces and balconies for you to enjoy the beautiful view, don’t forget that you can also share this view with a special someone. The Blue Diamond is not only known for its beautiful view but it is also well known for its beautiful interior design which is made up of art deco pieces. When you enter the Blue Diamond you will immediately feel this A-list vibe and ambiance. You definitely won’t go hungry also when you visit the Blue Diamond since they offer a menu for snacks and meals and they also have a wide range of cocktails, wines, beers and spirits.

The Transit Cocktail Lodge


Located inside the Transport Hotel, the Transit Cocktail Lodge boasts of cinematic views of the city skyline which you can enjoy from the comfort and luxury of their deck. You will definitely enjoy the beautiful view with the soothing music that they play in the Transit Cocktail Lodge and what better way to finish of your relaxing time enjoying the beautiful view than drinking sinfully good cocktails. The Transit Cocktail Lodge has been known as an ideal venue for private meetings and gatherings. There is nothing like celebrating a special occasion with just your loved ones the privacy of the beautiful Transit Cocktail Lodge.

Dinner and event planning should not be a nightmare anymore since there are so many venues that offer a beautiful panoramic view of Melbourne. Decide on what you need and what kind of experience you want to have and go on and make a reservation.

The article is written by a guest blogger from the independent site that compares prices of accommodation all over the world.

2 thoughts on “The Best Views of Melbourne (Panoramas Above the City)”

  1. Bars of Melbourne are just amazing My top 3 favorites are Bad Frankie, Union Electric Bar, and The Elysian

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