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Best Spots to Enjoy a Summer Spritz in Melbourne

As the weather begins to warm up in Melbourne, grab your friends or colleagues and visit one of these stunning venues boasting brilliant sunset views. At these venues, enjoy immaculate vibes as you sip on a refreshing summer spritz. 

1. Victoria Star Cruises

Docked at the iconic Docklands, Victoria Star Cruises is a beautiful vessel to enjoy gorgeous Melbourne views from the water. With an upper deck area and inside seated space, your guests can watch the sunset, enjoy the breeze and then retreat inside once the sun dips behind the skyline.

  • Venue: Victoria Star Cruises
  • Address: Docklands VIC 3008
  • Capacity: 350
  • Event Type: Parties, Private Dining, Weddings, Team Activties, Networking

2. Garden Terrace, Hophaus

Hophaus Euro Bar Bistro is a bright venue inspired by European Bier Halls. The Garden Terrace, fully covered by retractable awnings, captures plenty of sunshine and most importantly offers a vast selection of beers on tap. To emphasise the summer vibes, order a delicious summer spritz and soak up some Vitamin D.

  • Venue: Hophaus
  • Address: MR5/3 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006
  • Capacity: 60
  • Event Type: Parties, Private Dining, Weddings, Networking

3. Rooftop Bar, Campari House

Campari House has become one of the best and most iconic Italian restaurants in Melbourne. Nestled amongst the skyline is Campari’s rooftop bar which is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s CBD. Enjoy their mouthwatering menu whilst sipping on a cool Summer cocktail.

  • Venue: Campari House
  • Address: 23-25 Hardware Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Capacity: 110
  • Event Type: Private parties, Networking venues

4. Pure South Dining

Pure South Dining is a stylish Melbourne restaurant located inside the Southgate restaurant and shopping precinct by the water. Offering a modern style of dining, the venue features tall glass windows, long wooden tables and an open kitchen. Your guests can enjoy dining whilst they gaze upon the river.

  • Venue: Pure South Dining
  • Address: MR6 Mid Level Southgate Building, 3 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006
  • Capacity: 300
  • Event Type: Parties, Private Dining, Wedding, Networking, Presentations, Conferences

5. The Meadow, Beer Deluxe Fed Square

If there’s one place you can count on for a memorable summer afternoon in a vibrant, lively atmosphere – it’s Beer DeLuxe in Federation Square, Melbourne CBD. Located on the left side of the beer garden you will find The Meadow, an expansive outdoor area with umbrellas and high tables. This space has a max capacity of 200 so there’s room for everyone!

  • Venue: Beer DeLuxe Fed Square
  • Address: Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Capacity: 200
  • Event Type: Private parties, Private dining, Networking venues

6. Two Hands Rooftop Bar

Two Hands Bar is one of the hottest Rooftop Bars in Richmond. With music, lights under the palm trees, a variety of seating, and friendly staff, Two Hands rooftop is the ultimate summer spot to gather your friends and settle in for a relaxing and fun evening.

  • Venue: Two Hands Rooftop Bar
  • Address: 311A Victoria St, Abbotsford VIC 3067
  • Capacity: 150
  • Event Type: Private parties, Private dining, Wedding, Team away days, Presentation, Networking venues, Conference, Meeting workshop

7. River Terrace, Hopscotch Melbourne

Overlooking the Southbank promenade, River Terrace is definitely a prime summer spot. With a retractable awning, plenty of greenery and terrific views, Hopscotch Melbourne is a place you can spend from afternoon to night!

  • Venue: Hopscotch Melbourne
  • Address: Ground Floor, 4 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006
  • Capacity: 150
  • Event Type: Private parties, Private dining, Wedding, Networking venues

8. The Courtyard, The Royal Melbourne Hotel

Located on the former site of Melbourne’s Bourke Street-West Police Station, The Royal Melbourne Hotel (RMH) houses a large courtyard, perfect for sitting and enjoying a cheeky drink. Flooded with natural light and exposed brick, this beautiful space is one you could sit in for hours.

  • Venue: The Royal Melbourne Hotel
  • Address: 629 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Capacity: 120
  • Event Type: Parties, Networking

9. Outside Terrace, The Boathouse

If you feel like getting out of the city this summer, The Boathouse is the ultimate place to unwind. Perched on the banks of the Maribyrnong, the Boathouse is nestled amongst gums and wattles with sloping grassy banks and post-card river views. Park up on the outside terrace and take in the beautiful surroundings whilst sipping tasty drink.

  • Venue: The Boathouse
  • Address: 7 The Blvd, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
  • Capacity: 180
  • Event Type: Parties, Private Dining, Weddings, Networking

10. Level two, Death or Glory

Aside from a killer menu of pub cuisine favourites, Death or Glory also offers a pool table, a picture booth, and live entertainment providing the ultimate party vibes. With a fun and lively atmosphere, all you need is one of their thirst-quenching beverages to get the good times rolling.

  • Venue: Death or Glory
  • Address: 218 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Parties, Private Dining, Team Activities, Networking, Presentations

When it comes to finding the perfect Melbourne function venue to enjoy a summer spritz, bookers can trust HeadBox to help find the perfect space for a memorable event. So let’s get started – contact the HeadBox team today!


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