St Kilda Sea Baths, 10/10-18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda

Captain Baxter Ranks Among Best Rooftop Bars in the World

Why Captain Baxter at St Kilda Sea Baths is Among the Best Rooftop Bars in the World

When it comes to rooftop bars, few can rival the captivating allure of Captain Baxter at St Kilda Beach.

Perched atop the historic St Kilda Sea Baths complex, this establishment offers an unrivalled blend of breathtaking views, outstanding cuisine, and vibrant ambience, making it a standout destination for locals and tourists alike. Melbourne’s influential and sporting elites frequent this outstanding rooftop bar and restaurant.

Why Captain Baxter deserves its place among the world’s finest rooftop bars:

  1. Spectacular Beach and Bay Views: Situated along the iconic St Kilda Beach, Captain Baxter offers panoramic vistas of the sparkling waters of Port Phillip Bay. Whether you’re enjoying a sundowner cocktail or indulging in a sumptuous meal, the sweeping views of the bay and Melbourne skyline provide a mesmerising backdrop that elevates the dining and cocktail experience to new heights.


  1. Chic and Stylish Atmosphere: From contemporary decor to laid-back yet sophisticated ambience, Captain Baxter has an unmistakable beachfront atmosphere and incredible views. Whether you’re lounging on the expansive outdoor rooftop booths or mingling at the sleek indoor bar with a retractable roof, every corner of this rooftop bar exudes an air of elegance, making it the perfect spot for a memorable lunch or night out.


  1. Culinary Excellence: The culinary offerings at Captain Baxter are nothing short of extraordinary. Helmed by a team of talented chefs, and led by Executive Chef Matt Dawson, the menu showcases an eclectic mix of Pan-Asian cuisine with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. From the signature seafood platter to the duck sausage bao, hiramasa kingfish, or the lamb shoulder with crying tiger sauce, there’s something to satisfy every palate at this iconic rooftop bar.


  1. Creative Cocktails: No rooftop bar experience would be complete without a selection of expertly crafted cocktails, and Captain Baxter delivers in spades. Sip on classic concoctions with a twist or opt for one of the bar’s signature creations, each bursting with flavour and artfully presented. Renowned for the Porn Star Martini, the cocktails are backed by an extensive wine list and an array of leading craft beers, Ciders and Carlton Draught Tank Beer.


  1. Live Entertainment: Adding to the vibrant atmosphere and spectacular views, Captain Baxter regularly hosts live music with some of the best DJs, backed by bongos, saxophones and a breathtaking backdrop.


There’s always something happening at this rooftop bar hotspot. Whether you’re enjoying a laid-back sunset session or dancing the night away to upbeat tunes, the entertainment lineup adds an extra layer to Melbourne’s best rooftop bar experience.

Captain Baxter was awarded the 83rd best Rooftop Bar IN THE WORLD and 5th best in Melbourne. Arguably, number 1 due to the beachfront location, food, cocktails and entertainment, it is an amazing space and certainly one of the leading rooftop bars in Melbourne.

You can book a booth on the rooftop bar and get bottle service. It is paradise for Melbourne’s insta crowd and a real hot-spot for celebrities and global sporting elite during the Australian Open, Melbourne’s Formula 1 Grand Prix and other major events in Melbourne.

Captain Baxter in the St Kilda Sea Baths stands out as one of the best rooftop bars in the world thanks to its stunning location, St Kilda chic atmosphere, culinary excellence, creative cocktails, and unrivalled entertainment. Whether you’re seeking a romantic dinner with a view, holding a function, a lively night out with friends, or simply a relaxing afternoon overlooking St Kilda Beach and Port Phillip Bay, this rooftop bar has it all.

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