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Transit Rooftop Bar

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Good meeting point bar

It's a good place to meet for drinks near the train station and Federation Square. Or if you just... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Toronto, Canada
Underrated, great location and view

We stopped by for a drink after a friend recommended it. I had never noticed this bar before in... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
British Columbia, Canada
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With sweeping views up and down the Yarra River, across the CBD and south to the Arts and Sports Precinct, Transit Rooftop Bar is one of Melbourne's original rooftop venues. Ideally situated on the edge of Federation Square in the heart of...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Level 2, Federation Square, Flinders Street | Level 2 Transport Hotel, Cnr. Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9923 2080
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Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Dropped in here on Saturday night to see a mates band. Went to the bar ordered a pot, the bartender didn’t tell me they don’t serve pots and I was given what was probably a schooner, $11.11, yes $11.11 for some reason, probably a 11c...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

First appearances this place is great, it’s right near the river and over sees the CBD. Drinks aren’t too pricey for a schooner (normally pint prices). Then we ordered the food (NEVER DO THIS!!). The supposedly gourmet burger doesn’t come with fries/chips or anything else...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Greg B
Reviewed 20 August 2018

It's a good place to meet for drinks near the train station and Federation Square. Or if you just want to take a break from sight seeing. The overall atmosphere is so-so, but has nice views of the river and was fairly crowded.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jeffhenders0n
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I love this place one of my fave stops in Melbourne and prime location for the station. Great stop whilst you wait for a train! The cocktails are to die for too and the food is lush

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank domskiboo
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We stopped by for a drink after a friend recommended it. I had never noticed this bar before in past visits to Melbourne. There's a different restaurant at each level and this ones at the top. We ordered a couple drinks and an appetizer and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Maygs9
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Seems a lot of people overlook this place despite how close it is to everything! Great views of the city and along the river to the MCG. Decent choice of beers and cocktails. Service can range from very good to indifferent but it's a bar...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MelbFoodLover82
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We popped in here for a late lunch. The menu is mainly tapas which were really nice. We loved that we could be outside near the Yarra river on such a beautiful Autumn day.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SallyandDale
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We usually expect Saturday night to be loud and crowded. Struck it just right. Nice choice of Aussie wines and shared Tapas were lovely. Sitting out in the open, we enjoyed the ambience without feeling crowded. Wait staff obliging and service was with a smile....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jugglernoughtnz
Reviewed 24 March 2018

My friend & I decided to go in for a cocktail while out exploring Melbourne. We had two Pina Coladas which were so good and came in funky little glasses. The views of the river were amazing when sitting at the tables outside.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Chantelle A
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

perfect day, nice place to have a schooner of Heineken and sample the upmarket bar menu. Seating with great views of the Yarra and to people watch while enjoying the lovely atmosphere.

Date of experience: March 2018
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