Waterslide Bar

A cocktail bar inspired by the historic origins of Melbourne's love affair with the Yarra River

  • Casual
  • Open late
  • Good for groups
  • Bar snacks
  • Pizza
  • Cocktails

Behind the doors of Waterslide Bar lives a cocktail-drinkers dream...

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  • Location
  • Southgate Bars Waterslide



    Opening Hours

    4pm till 1am, Tuesday-Sunday
    2pm till 1am, Saturdays
    2pm til late, Sundays

  • "It’s an old-school type of place and a classy addition to the Southbank bar scene"

    Megan Miller, Herald Sun, 30 August 2015

    "We reckon it’s the perfect spot for your first drink after during winter"

    Detours Melbourne, 6 August 2015

    "“The Waterslide Bar is the answer to your dreams. Finally, a bar that takes its drink choices very seriously, but not itself. With offerings for all enthusiasts, the bar caters for everyone from those that are out for a fun night with mates to those looking to be inspired"

    Gastrology, 15 July 2015

    "Waterslide on Melbourne’s Southgate boulevard is all about the view, the drinks and the atmosphere. It’s as much a sophisticated river and city-view bar that offers panoramic perspective as a flashy night spot to while the night away"

    James Banham, The F lifestyle and fashion blog, 15 July 2015

    "Perfect for a date night, night out with the mates or after-work drinks, Waterslide bar at Melbourne’s Southgate is the hottest new creation on the cocktail scene…Waterslide is your one-stop-shop night out."

    Laura Pohlenz, The Creative Issue, 30 July 2015

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Waterslide Bar pays tribute to the colourful area once known as “near Princes Bridge”. Favoured as a circus location and outdoor playground since the 1870s, Princes Bridge was Melbourne’s entertainment hub until well into the 20th century. Just metres from Southgate’s spiral staircase, adventure seekers used to hop into a water chute taller than the skyscrapers of the time. They would then be propelled down a wooden waterslide, fully dressed to the nines!

Waterslide Bar is a tip of the hat to its turn-of-the-century beginnings. Imagery from the era adorns the walls in the form of old prints of this former well-to-do and showy playground. Waterslide taps into these old world delights that have enraptured Melburnians since the booming Gold Rush, when it was one of the richest cities in the world.

Waterslide invites you to toast the unique city style of days gone by, with signature cocktails and a menu made to share with good friends, all in the luxury surrounds.

Now open till 1am!

What's on

Australia Day Fundraiser at Waterslide Bar

Like everyone, the team at Waterslide Bar have been shocked by the severity of the bushfires around the country. Every night from now until Jan 26th, Waterslide have decided to donate all tips to Wil...

Friday Specials at Waterslide Bar

Wrap up the week with these great Friday drink specials from Waterslide Bar:2 for 1 Cocktails$8 Colonial PintsAvailable from 4pm – 7pm Fridays only. ...

Whisky Wednesdays at Waterslide Bar

Hump-day never looked so appealing, with 30% off all Single Malt Whisky at Waterslide Bar.Settle in for your favourite sip, or find a new one among their extremely impressive collection. ...

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