For some of the best long cocktails in a Melbourne bar, have a wander to Cookie – especially the quaint little back-bar area. In our quest to find top Melbourne bars and launch our Best Melbourne Pubs & Bars iPhone app, we sampled many a cocktail, wine and beer. What we love about this place is you get three fabulous bars at the one address!!

 

252 Swanston Street

The doorway to so many cool bars

Cookie, Toff in Town and Rooftop Cinema – all at 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne

 

Cookie has an impressive array of drinks behind the bar and a mean cocktail list. The waiters know their stuff and are generally pretty friendly and helpful. The décor is nicely done, with some retro pieces on the walls and laying about. There is a small balcony over Swantson Street, so if get there early enough you may be able to perch yourself there for a while.

 

One level up from Cookie is the quirky Melbourne bar, Toff Of The Town. The sweet little booths are very very popular so if you want to impress someone (or your friends) be sure to get there early. Sitting in one of these after wandering around the dark, wooden, thatched surroundings you feel as if you are in an Asian bar.

 

Image of the Toff

Relaxed and intimate

And a level above The Toff is the Rooftop Cinema bar. Complete with some AstroTurf (fake grass) this bar is perfect at the end of a hot Melbourne January day. The evening cools down and you can take in the beaming Melbourne skyline while you sip away and chat with your friends.

 

While you may save your legs not having to move from Melbourne bar-to-bar (as there is no lift in the building), moving between the three bars can make you earn your beer or cocktail! This Melbourne address has all you could need to impress some newbies to Melbourne. This is what we recommend you do on a warm summer’s evening:

 

  • As you walk in, put your name down for a table to eat at Cookie (the Asian-fusion food is delicious, and not too expensive)
  • Have a drink at the back-bar at Cookie, cocktails are recommended
  • Eat at Cookie
  • Wander up to the rooftop bar for a few (on your way up, drop into The Toff and see if you can reserve a booth)
  • Complete your night with a booth at Toff Of The Town

 

See more about Cookie, Toff Of The Town and Rooftop. Be sure to check when Rooftop is open if it is a lovely Melbourne evening or afternoon. It is a cinema and is not open for drinks until after the film has finished!

 

Read our review of each and see which of the three bars has been “Liked” the most by the punters already using our Melbourne bars iPhone app.

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