One of the original - and the best - of Melbourne's elevated drinking experiences, Blue Diamond perches 15 levels above the city, washed by the lights of surrounding skyscrapers. Over the years it's attracted some of the country's best managers and bartenders and it shows in the service and drinks. High-quality glassware, benchmark spirits and clear, hard ice demonstrate you're on sound footing. Classic cocktails are made quickly and skilfully, though it's always wise to check out the house's originals. Feeling decadent? Grab a Cuban from the humidor, step out on to the narrow terrace and make like a master of the universe.
- 03 8601 2720
- Prices - Cocktails $18-$20, Beers $8.50-$11, Wines by the glass $9-$15
- Features - Outdoor seating
- Opening Hours - Wed-Fri 4pm-late, Sat 7pm-late