Curtin House
Curtin House
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Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,366 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Curtin House is a good hang-out for city workers. It's a bit shabby, but the restaurant is nice. The rooftop bar is renowned as a place for a convivial drink. Curtin House is named for John Curtin, said to be Australia's greatest ever Prime Minister. Curtin House dates from the 1930s, when Australia was taking it easy "between the wars."
Written 9 March 2023
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T-P-trips
Busselton, Australia29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
The roof top bar had a great vibe. Beer prices were good & staff helpful.
Cookie’s Thai restaurant was amazing. Food was yummy & staff very attentive. They could not be more helpful to us as travellers to Melbourne. Would highly recommend.
Written 13 November 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,366 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This period building dates from the 1930s, and not much has happened to it since. It is named after Labor leader John Curtin, who led the country in World War II; he is often hailed as Australia's greatest Prime Minister. Curtin House has a number of notable features including Cookie's restaurant; the bar is popular. The rooftop cinema is relaxing when the weather is clement. Curtin House is one of Melbourne's hidden treasures, it's well worth exploring.
Written 28 September 2022
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Hayley D
London, UK344 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Came here straight after work and it gets busy quick.
There's seating on fake grass, around the bar plus on some steps in the venue.
Views around the city.
I didn't have to wait long for service at the bar.
Just wish for Melbourne sun ;)
Written 19 November 2021
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wtandy
Launceston, Australia879 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
Fantastic building dating back to the 1930's. Impressive, eclectic bookshop en route - but the piece de resistance is the rooftop bar. Very pleasant on this occasion but must be even better when a rooftop cinema movie is showing. Good drinks served.
Written 16 March 2021
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Rick G
Castle Rock, CO13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Must do for craft cocktails and full bar, under shade. Order burgers & fun crowd...cinema at night. Great location,
Written 29 January 2020
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Chuck
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Always love a good bookstore, this one did not disappoint. They have a very select range of genres but I was quite impressed by what they had.
Written 4 December 2019
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Magdalene
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia293 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
Nice place for chilling, very different from other pubs. This has a rooftop view overlooking the buildings.
Written 28 November 2019
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Samantha F
Ballarat, Australia1,204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I never knew this place existed. I came here to see what it was and to have a drink. You can either take the flight of stairs up or take the elevator. Once at the top, there is a few more levels of steps and then you're there. There is a burger bar on the rooftop as well as the bar. $9.50 for a screwdriver. I was super lucky that there wasn't many people there that time. I heard it can get quite busy.
Written 12 November 2019
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Ute L
Cairns, Australia173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Great roof top bar with great view of the city. On weekends very buzy and you have to go a lots of steps upstairs. Or you wait in the queue of the lift.
Written 19 October 2019
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