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Curtin House

252 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Favourite bar

A Melbourne local took us to the rooftop bar and we liked it so much we returned a second time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
carriemarie
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Manchester
via mobile
Sun, booze and hipsters

This is a wonderful place to take a break from Melbourne, enjoy a bevy or 4 and people watch. It’s... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Trinh V
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Perth, Australia
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252 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Chinatown
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Melbourne local took us to the rooftop bar and we liked it so much we returned a second time. It's slap bang in the middle of the CBD near the Chinese quarter so there are excellent views, but going into Curtin House and taking...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to take a break from Melbourne, enjoy a bevy or 4 and people watch. It’s also a nice spot to enjoy the sunshine (if it’s not raining) and get your tan on while drinking. Great lunch specials too!

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Floors of bars! Just amazing to know that this was an office building. Absolutely love the rooftop bar!

Thank Shane B
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

More than just a rooftop bar. it is a lovely historic building with a great variety of retailers. very good bookstore

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Easy to walk past the entrance door and maybe reluctance when presented with a somewhat dark, small lobby, but push on! If you are fit enough then take the stairs to the sixth floor, else queue for what appears to be a tiny lift. The...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

On the main Swanston street drag, this multi level historic building has some wonderful bars and restaurants to discover inside. Here you will find Cookie, Toff of the town, and the infamous Rooftop bar and cinema. Lift is extremely slow, but the 4 floors of...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Really nice rooftop bar on top of this building. There are various bars and businesses within the building but we just headed straight for the beer in the sun. It’s had a recent refurb we were told to accommodate the new smoking laws. Great bar....More

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

7th floor party bar. On Swanston Street between Little Bourke and Lonsdale streets. Large area on top of Curtin House, plenty of standing room, could do with more seating. Bar caters to all alcoholic desires. Snack food avail . Curtin House is central to many...More

Thank Gretchen A
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Loved the rooftop bar here, great place to chill out and in a great location. Hard to get seats though.

Thank mbetowler
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Curtin House is a building in Art Nouveau style dating from the 1930s. It was originally the Tattersall's Club, which catered to gentlemen of the turf. Now it is a hotch-potch of businesses, including a rooftop cinema -- great on warm summer nights. Curtin House...More

Thank Jeffry B
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Nearby
Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
...More
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