The Stolen Gem, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | The Stolen Gem is a bar hidden on the eighth floor rooftop of an unassuming building on Bourke Street. Formerly home to a courtyard of an adjoining jeweller (hence the name), and then a private events space, this rooftop bar offers one of the more unique views in the city. 260° degree views across the city, with the spectacular view of the Melbourne GPO building and Bourke Street mall greeting you as you enter.

It’s a classy but unpretentious space, featuring a large terrace with a fully retractable roof and heating, making it suitable no matter the weather.

Cocktails are the focus of the drinks menu, made using Victorian and Australian spirits, and foraged herbs. There’s unique creations like the S’more Old Fashioned, made using Heartshorn peated vodka, housemade vanilla bean spirit, and chocolate bitters, and the Aloe Aloe, which features Rocky Jones gin, bitters, lemon, egg white, and aloe vera foam. Classics are available on request, and there’s also a selection of wine and beer.

For food, it’s share plates like confit salt bush lamb ribs with rendang rub, char sui style beef brisket burnt ends with toasted pumpkin and sesame seeds, and a limited quantity of sushi boxes from Uminono.

The Stolen Gem

L8, 388 Bourke Street
Victoria 3000

Telephone: 0478 220 506
E-mail: [email protected]

Wed – Thu: 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm to 1:00am


Falafel Omisi, Yokine

Volare, Maylands

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.


Falafel Omisi, Yokine

Volare, Maylands

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