With the warmer months fast approaching, Melburnians will soon turn their attention to the best places to keep cool over summer. But for some lucky South-siders, they won’t need to move further than Chapel Street Precinct, with a swathe of ingenious pool concepts putting the tired old 25-metre lap pool to shame.

Here are our top 3!

The best pool decks on chapel

Nestled just past Toorak Road, The Olsen’s clear glass-bottomed pool is the perfect place to people-watch over Chapel Street throughout the summer months. Partially undercover, the elevator opens to an urban oasis, revealing an expansive sun room beside the pool, complete with a staircase leading up to the rooftop terrace. The clever design means the pool water – and those swimming within it – is even visible from passers-by below! So best to keep any nudie dips for strictly after dark.

637-641 Chapel St, South Yarra

The best pool decks on chapel

An oldie but a goodie, the Prahran Aquatic Centre is THE place to hang out over summer. Even better, each year the annual ‘Summer Sundays by the Pool’ sessions boast an exciting lineup of local DJs and is one of Prahran’s best kept local secrets.

41 Essex St, Prahran

The Como Melbourne - MGallery Collection

As a part of the Sofitel group, you’d expect all of the goodies that come with an internationally renowned hotel empire – what you wouldn’t expect is the ROOFTOP pool and sundeck. You could safely lounge away all day here until it’s time to go shopping of course.

630 Chapel Street, South Yarra

Chapel Street Precinct, The Place To Play Off The Court!

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Grab your mates, pull up a deckchair, slap on some sunscreen and watch the Channel 9 tennis live broadcast on a 10 metre mega screen.

Midsumma Festival in Chapel Street Precinct

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Midsumma Festival is Australia’s premier queer arts and cultural festival, bringing together a diverse mix of LGBTQIA+ artists, performers, communities and audiences. Here’s what you can see and experience from Midsumma Festival in the Chapel Street Precinct.

Best Brunch in Chapel Street Precinct

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Grab a buddy, a pal, or even a BAE and get your brunch on! Bright, bold & beautiful. A farm to fork mantra sets the tone for the brunch menu, which has everything from fruit filled bircher to scrambled eggs & seaweed.

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Top Bars in Chapel Street Precinct

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We’ve got the lowdown on the some of the best bars to check out, and we would know because we’re #AllBoutIt. Here’s some of our favourite bars in Chapel Precinct.

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Best Coffee in Chapel Street Precinct

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Before this article had even started, we could feel the Melburnian eyes of judgement piercing through their screens. Coffee is quite possibly THE most important part of our lives, closely followed by #fashun and eating at every new restaurant before it’s reviewed by Broadsheet.

Art Galleries in Chapel Street Precinct

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One of the best things about living on or visiting the Chapel Precinct is immersing yourself in our incredible local and international art scene. Here are just some of the amazing contemporary galleries you can fuel your creative side with.

Local Deals in Chapel Street Precinct

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Just when you thought living or working in or near Chapel Precinct couldn’t provide any more perks… Grab your housemates and check out these awesome local deals you can nab just for living or working around these parts.

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Top Vegan Eats in Chapel Street Precinct

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If you’ve been throwing a potential change in diet fast into the ‘too hard’, ‘too inconvenient’ or ‘too expensive’ basket, let us help you change that around. Chapel Street has an extensive list of options for the plant-eating folk and the food is absolutely delicious.