Now that we’ve shredded our iso grumps, it’s time for warmer afternoons and glasses of wine outdoors. Luckily for ya’ll, we know the outdoor dining and beer garden hot spots, where the drinks and meals are tasty and good times ensue.
Here’s a list of some of the best outdoor dining and beer garden sip spots in Chapel Street Precinct.
Beyond the Palms, an outdoor oasis where Miami and the Caribbean meet at sunset. Located behind the smoke and mirrors of Prahran’s infamous Chapel Street is Beyond the Palms. Beyond the Palms has you believing you’re in a Miami Tropicana paradise from the moment you enter. With electric orange walls, neon signs and a giant palm tree, visually Beyond the Palms is an 80s themed outdoor adult playground. The surrounding building walls towering above the space are showered with bright colours, and the decking and AstroTurf create a fun and carefree urban paradise.
The Emerson‘s Rooftop and Bar is the perfect way to ease out of the weekend and into a new week. Get your butt to the rooftop for live DJ’s and drink specials from midday ‘til late. Be there for sunset and watch the orange glow roll out over the city with a glass of vino in your hand. It’s a pretty sight, aint it?
This one’s a keeper for when it’s time to impress a first date. Like your Mama once said, the way to the heart is through their…. stomach. Ines is the name of a beautiful little lady who lives in Asti, Northern Italy. She is the inspiration behind Ines Wine Bar, whose focus is high quality ingredients and exceptional service. Pull up a chair at one of the best people watching spots on Chapel.
After the success of their Bottomless Boozy Lunch last summer, Chapel Lane Huts are back offering Bottomless Boozy Lunch and Dinner at their Pop Up. Enjoy 90 minutes of bottomless drinks from an extensive drinks menu and some delicious Bavarian food by the Hofbräuhaus Melbourne. Click here for sitting times and to book a spot.
Tyranny of a Distance is as Windsor as it gets! A gas station turned bar that backs onto the famous Artists Lane, fitted out with recycled furniture. While it is perfect at any time of the day, it’s the late afternoon that makes this joint special. The afternoon sun bathes the bar in a rainbow glow and the happy hour is the best on Chapel Street!
With echoes of ‘La Dolce Vita’, a visit to 38 Chairs transports you to the best of what Italy has to offer, right here in South Yarra. Their outdoor seating on a warm evening is exactly where we see ourselves with a full belly of pasta and a vino in hand.
Once a furniture store, Morris Jones still holds its 1887 heritage appeal, encapsulated by its wood and brick interior. Sophistication is added through its wine list, fantastic cocktails and a beer garden plus outdoor roadside dining. If that doesn’t excite you, the unique Californian Japanese cuisine will!
The Smith is a locally-loved restaurant, bar and function space on High Street in Prahran. Home of Melbourne’s favourite boozy Gospel Brunch and Drag Sundays! Popping up this summer, step into their Midsummer Night’s Garden Atrium.
Not only is the Speakeasy courtyard a terrrrrrific place for a rosé on a sunny arvo, they’re under new management serving up a Mediterranean inspired menu on an open wood smoke fired grill. If that hasn’t already sold you, Speakeasy will even let you bring your doggo with you on your vino date. Enter through the street art covered walkway off Commercial Road and you’re sorted.
Good views, good vibes, good bevs. What more can you ask for? The rooftop is what will most excite you and your crew. Impressive skyline views, casual seating and an expansive blue bar that’s begging you to join the party. A menu flaunting a modern Australian fare, forget fussy or fancy, this place is serving up all your pub faves with a touch of bloody delicious.
Pizza, wine, beer and a spot on Greville Street’s Summer Dining set up. Sound like the perfect summer drinking spot? It’s exactly what you’ll get from Ladro Tap. Stop by with a big group, or a cute date, either way you’re sure to have a great time before you head off for your evening adventures on Chaps.
What makes Fonda one of the hottest spots on Chapel to enjoy a drink, is the rooftop. The sunshine pours in, the pretty colourful decor sets the perfect tone, and if there’s still a bit of chill in the air, the covers keep it nice and warm. The tacos and tequila are divine but you can’t go past the margaritas.
A Prahran staple that sits pride of place at the main Greville Street cross roads. Oscar Cooper’s coffee is always served as a double, the brunch menu filled with delectable bites and espresso martinis are served at breakfast time. As you can expect from Greville’s independent and boutique disposition, Oscar Cooper is one of a kind.
The beautiful heritage Prahran Post Office building now houses a 1940’s New York style steakhouse. Enjoy red carpet treatment while you sip on craft beers or pair their extensive range of whisky and wine with a fillet that just melts in your mouth. Graze from shared dishes with premium cold meats, or nibble on pork croquettes or confit lamb ribs. Sweet tooth? Indulge in their dark chocolate mousse with caramelized hazelnuts, truly the best ending to the best steak. There’s also various menu items vegetarian and pescatarian friendly and a cocktail list to boot.
If you’re the type to rock Air Max 90s, Yellow Bird is the place for you. There’s great music, an affordable menu and an outdoor area that’s great for people watching on a summer’s night. Most importantly there’s an all day breakfast menu for you late comers. A medley of the usual suspects, as well as the not-so-usual: billion $$$ strawberry pancakes, Scandanavian and ave amarilla corn fritters being a few to command attention.
You can get a food and drink deal every night of the week at Temperance. Our fave is Taco Times Thursday to Saturday 6pm to 8pm, where you can fill up on Mexican share plates on arrival and two hours of included coronas, margaritas, and wine for $59. They also do nightly drink specials, like $10 Espresso Saturdays, Sunday Sesh $7 drinks all day and $10 cocktail Thursdays. They also do 4pm happy hour with $4 drinks. Goes up a $1 each hour and ends at 8pm.
Built in 1856, The Union Hotel is one of the original hotel’s south of the Yarra. Located on the famous Chapel Street in Windsor, they offer a modern and friendly environment, strongly believing in simplicity and quality (pot and parma pls!). With two open fireplaces to enjoy in the winter, and outdoor seating to enjoy a pint in the warmer months.