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The Lui Bar

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Address: 525 Collins St | Level 55 Rialto, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 9691 3888
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Today
11:30 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 17:30 - 00:00
Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 03:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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City at your Feet

A great place for a drink after work or to go watch sunset. It is first in best dressed, however they sometimes have corporate functions which push out the normal customer and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marcos A
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for a drink after work or to go watch sunset. It is first in best dressed, however they sometimes have corporate functions which push out the normal customer and most of the time you don't know until you get there because you can't book. But well worth the experience.

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Thank Marcos A
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosy, romantic bar above the city with amazing views over the cbd. Go during sunset. Drinks variety are plenty. Staff can be a bit pretentious but ignore them. :)

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Thank TravellerCindy
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I love this bar. They have a great range of cocktails. The views, the ambiance, just fantastic. Definitely visiting this place again!!!

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Thank auewitt
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This classy bar provides delicious cocktails and a wonderful view over Melbourne from it's 55th floor vantage point. We always bring overseas guests here.

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Thank Kathy G
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Just a wonderful brand, location, idea, and wow what incredible views, but a reminder to the staff, that not all " wealthy people" look wealthy.... staff tend to be snotty and "up themselves" and do talk down and are condescending to customers and even though we spent over 2K for 8 of us one night, the service was completely substandard.... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Fancy, cocktail bar on 55th floor of the Rialto Building. A bit pricey, around 16AUD per drink, but worth the view. Cocktails are signature. Try the "Bartender's Pour Over".

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Thank Sofía C
Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Amazing views from the top of the Rialto building. Good comfortable cocktail bar. Entrance is resticted at the lift so it is not allowed to get too busy. Give it a try but dress well.

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Thank vicnzsa
Williamsthown
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The Lui Bar is a Melbourne icon. It is always a treat to have a cocktail (ot two) there no matter what the weather or sky.

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Thank Peter Mr F
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Try the macadamia martini, which is available in a small quantity and thus usually runs out. Ideally, if you go as a group of two, you will get a seat near the window and likely to be able to watch the Crown Casino flames go off on the hour every hour in the evening.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

After an excruciating 10 minute wait for the elevator we expected that the bar would be full on arrival as it was after 12.30pm and that the lunch time service was in full swing. To our disappointment the place was empty! We know that clubs use this tactic to create an illusion that the place is busy but when you... More 

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