Pomelo Rooftop, Melbourne CBD

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.

Pomelo Rooftop

L3, 169 Melbourne Place
Victoria 3000

Telephone: n/a
E-mail: n/a

Tue – Sun: 3:00pm to 11:00pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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