Melbourne, Australia, with its famous hidden laneways and arcades, is a city that rewards explorers. That's because some of the best things the city has to offer are often found when one isn't really looking. Such is the case with Siglo Bar.
Located up a flight of stairs from the nondescript entrance to the Melbourne Supper Club, Siglo Bar is an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Once up the stairs on the rooftop terrace, customers are treated to a view facing the parliament building, definitely one of a kind.
Luckily, the cocktails are up to snuff as well, though a bit pricey at about AUD 19 each. Service is good, and fittingly, the staff is dressed up to the nines in the old English cocktail bar style (and looks good while doing it). What about food? The small bites on the menu are a good accompaniment to the libations; try the truffled duck terrine, which is delicious and pleasantly subtle in its use of truffle.
Though a bit pricey, if the weather is cooperating (which, folks from Sydney are often quick to point out, is a rare occasion in Melbourne), definitely consider Siglo Bar as a destination for cocktail hour.
Closest tram stop is Spring St./Bourke St. (35, 86, 95, 96).