MELBOURNE | Pomelo Rooftop is a CBD bar from the team behind creative cocktail bar Bouvardia, which is directly below it. I recently visited to take some photos for What’s On Melbourne and to find out more.
It’s a fun, bright space, inspired by 1980s Miami with lots of pastel colours, plants, big umbrellas, and heaters for when it gets cold. It’s the less serious counterpart to Bouvardia, with a focus on casual, fun drinks, without compromising on quality or a dedication to supporting local, independent producers.
There’s a slushie machine churning out different flavours of alcoholic slushies, Moon Dog seltzers on tap, and house canned seltzers, made using by-products from the cocktails downstairs to minimise waste. The Major Tom, made using fermented passionfruit and blue curaçao, is a crowd favourite.
For beer and wine drinkers, it’s a small but mighty selection of quality drops from around the country. Beers are from breweries like Moon Dog, Future Mountain, and Molly Rose, and run a wide gamut of styles. Wines bounce from funky to traditional, featuring producers like Brave New Wine, Unico Zelo, and Friends of Punch.
L3, 169 Melbourne Place
Tue – Sun: 3:00pm to 11:00pm