Deck Mercantile Place
Located in the heart of the CBD, what The Deck Mercantile Place lacks in walls it more than makes up for in atmosphere and vantage points. Melbourne may have a thing for open-air bars, but few offer the same sweeping views. Drop in on the weekend and you'll find a sea of shimmery dresses and cocktails silhouetted against the city skyline. The Deck offers a huge variety of cocktails and takes particular delight in the tropical end of the market. Beers are a mix of local and imported varieties, the wine list is actually pretty substantial and there's also the premium spirits to fall back on. The decor complements the upmarket clientele and you'll find a modern mix of cane lounges and chairs, comfy bar stools and single seaters outside on the deck. When the sun is going down and there's a light breeze, it really is a great way to take in a drink ... or several. Little wonder the place is regularly filled to capacity. Meanwhile, venture inside and you'll find the winter lodge. As the name suggests, the decor takes its inspiration from classic, mountain cabin chic and features a stone-look fireplace, plaid fabrics, cuckoo clocks and birdhouses. As you do. With DJs around on weekends and a corporate crowd during the week, The Deck Mercantile Place certainly takes advantage of its great location.