Fleet Rooftop Bar, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Fleet Rooftop Bar opens today, perched atop the recently opened Vibe Hotel Melbourne. At 22 stories (68 metres) above ground, its the highest rooftop bar in Melbourne. I was invited along to the launch last night to check it out.

As you’d expect from Melbourne’s highest rooftop bar, the views from Fleet are impressive. The primary view features vistas across the Yarra, over Southbank and beyond, with Docklands in view to the west, and Flinders Street Station, the MCG, and more, to the east.

Fleet is a bright, natural light-filled venue, inspired by Melbourne’s maritime heritage. The contemporary fitout and décor nods to this heritage, as does the food and drink offering, which has been developed by multi-award winning international bar consultant Grant Collins.

There’s a focus on rum and gin, with over 70 rums and 50 gins, local and international, behind the bar. The rarest bottles in the collection date back to the 1930s. There’s a sharp wine and beer list, plus classic and house cocktails.

The Seafarer’s Hurricane is a refreshing twist on the classic, featuring gold rum, navy rum, pineapple, orange, lime, and passionfruit. The Barrel-aged Tequila Manhattan, meanwhile, blends barrel aged reposado tequila, sweet vermouth, orange bitters, angostura bitters and maraschino. Keep an eye out for the roaming cocktail cart, where interesting takes on things like negronis and martinis are made to order, tableside.

To eat, head chef Asish Kumar has developed a snack-focused menu featuring top quality Victorian produce. Expect things like oysters and caviar-topped blini, a 22-spice infused chicken éclair, and grilled kingfish atop zesty slaw.

Fleet Rooftop Bar

1 Queen Street
Victoria 3000

Telephone: (03) 9958 9100
E-mail: [email protected]

Tue – Sat: 3:00pm to 11:00pm



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