Transit Rooftop Bar
Transit Rooftop Bar
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3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
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 Melbourne, Transit Rooftop boasts a stunning outlook, either day or night. With heated outdoor terraces, unparalleled vistas and exquisite food, all under the guidance of Exec Chef and GM Tony Twitchett. Transit is the ideal venue to start or finish an evening, while away a crisp Melbourne night or linger and enjoy wonderful hospitality and contemporary cocktails. Boasting some of the best sunset views anywhere in Melbourne, Transit Rooftop Bar is a cocktail bar, quirky wine bar and celebrates views of Melbourne other venues would kill for.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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4.0 of 5 bubbles78 reviews
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Susan B
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Called in here for a casual Mothers Day lunch. Great spot, but the food (beetroot and goats cheese salad) was very uninspiring...goats cheese..? a pool of yoghurt lurking under a lot of lettuce leaves. Baby beets (2 of) were impenetrable by knife).
Written 8 May 2022
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Rolyat46
Penrith, UK149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
My husband and I visited here on our first night in Melbourne with our friend who knows the area. The views were amazing and we had really good cocktails. The choice of Negroni cocktails were different and we tried a chocolatey one and it was delicious.
Written 29 May 2024
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Matt K
Melbourne, Australia79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2017 • Friends
Very cool rooftop bar right on federation square with exquisite views of southbank, service could have been friendlier from the bar staff to be honest they seemed quite miserable, although the waitresses serving food and collecting glasses where really friendly and polite...drinks were good, $10 a schooner of Heineken a tad pricey but u pay for the location which was excellent and great location for that selfie lol
Written 5 June 2017
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Chris K
Sydney, Australia141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
When visiting Melbourne we met up with a group of friends, the locals suggestion was Transit Bar. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon at 2pm and it wasn’t very busy. The weather may have played a part as it was typically Melbournian, lashing rain followed by blistering sunshine and back to overcast within ten minutes. This was mostly fine as half of the outdoor area is under cover.

We all settled down for Coronas at $5 each, simply because the rest of the drinks were pretty expensive. The Coronas were on special for the day and normally cost $9.50. The area was laid back and staff unobtrusive but friendly. The food we saw looked really good, but we didn’t eat there. The bathrooms were clean but quite small, so I imagine there are a lot of people traipsing up and down the stairs to the lower toilets when it is busy.
The highlight on the Sunday was the live act. I didn’t catch her name but she was fantastic, and even the bar staff said they loved having her there. She was engaging and an excellent singer and completely made the atmosphere which kept us there all afternoon until our flight home that evening!

From my understanding it gets very busy on Friday and Saturday nights, which explains the prices. I can’t say much for those times but the Sunday session we had was very good, exactly the relaxing environment we wanted whilst being right by main transport hubs.
Written 21 November 2016
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justalittlebitocd
Melbourne, Australia658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Such a great rooftop bar!!!!!! Great atmosphere and if you get the right seat / table spectacular views of Melbourne but they can be obstructed

Cocktails are expensive eg. $44 for two mojito's but the cheese platter is highly recommended
Written 23 March 2021
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Ed D
Swansea, UK628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Still an amazing place to watch Melbourne life go by especially when the sun is out like late today but their prices seem to be elevated almost as high as the bar. Quite expensive which isn't good considering the state of the bar - needs cleaning and some basic maintenance.
Written 18 February 2020
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Shane C
Sydney, Australia297 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Bustling atmosphere in a great location looking over the Yarra river. Excellent service from friendly staff with a wide selection of food options. The rooftop bar is a top spot.
Written 25 February 2017
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Marilyn T
Melbourne, Australia160 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
We went to this bar for drinks on a saturday afternoon. We thought the drinks were a bit dear and the menu didn't offer very much. The music was terrible. The staff were friendly. I thought the decor was a bit shabby. The tables needed re-staining and the plastic stools were quite grotty. I think this bar has so much potential to offer more than just the views. It's a great location on the top floor of a Federation Square building. Not sure if its wheelchair friendly though.
Written 30 January 2017
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Frederickoz
Canberra, Australia55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
A great place to visit for a drink, with delightful views of the Yarra River and Federation Square. Friendly service and not crowded even on a busy Friday night in Melbourne. Great for couples and groups alike. Very wide range of drinks on offer, including wines by the glass.
Written 15 January 2017
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Multimuffin
Melbourne, Australia93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
Great Melbournian views over art the centre and across the botanic gardens to Government House and the sports stadiums, Friendly staff in a relaxing atmosphere. Good range of drinks (some people had some pretty amazing looking cocktails). The food seems good too (we only tried one snack but it was delicious). Recommend for tourists to get a taste of Melbourne and for locals to rediscover why we chose to live in this city.
Written 28 December 2016
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