The roof is on fire!

The Prince Hotel introduces rooftop Beer Garden in partnership with Brick Lane.

Melburnians will be shouting “freedom” from the rooftops when the Prince Hotel launches a new open-air beer garden on the top floor of its multi-level carpark from Saturday, 7 November.

Presented in partnership with Brick Lane Brewing and Nagambie Brewery & Distillery, the Prince Rooftop Beer Garden is the newest addition to The Prince Hotel’s growing list of venues following a two-year, multi-million dollar refurbishment that was completed in the middle of Victoria’s second Stage 4 lock-down.

The huge outdoor space was developed in response to the city’s new COVID-safe guidelines, which require venues to offer the majority of seating for patrons outdoors. Pre-COVID, the Prince Hotel was licensed to accommodate almost 2,000 people across its five venues: Prince Public Bar, Prince Dining Room, Prince Bandroom, Prince Deck and the newly opened Little Prince Wine.

Under current guidelines the business will be able to accommodate a maximum of 70 diners for each of its venues, with just 20 of those indoors. Diners are limited to just a two-hour window, and must remain seated throughout their drinking and dining experience. Prince Hotel Managing Director Andrew Ryan said it was great to be reopening the St Kilda icon despite the challenging environment.

“We’re pretty bloody excited to be getting back to the business of hospitality and the rooftop beer garden is an exciting addition to our offering. Like many operators, we’ve had to adapt our business in line with the changing circumstances.

“From activating car parks, to our partnership with home-delivery platform Providoor, we’ve tried to remain nimble and relevant to consumers throughout the past eight months. But ultimately The Prince Hotel exists to create memorable experiences for guests across every one of our venues and we can’t wait to get back to doing what we love.”

The Rooftop Beer Garden will be open for an initial period of just four weeks, beginning Saturday, 7 November. Serving cold Brick Lane Brews and Nagambie 3608 Gin cocktails alongside views of the city skyline, with a backing track from some of Bayside’s favourite DJs, it promises to be an instant hit with those seeking a relaxed return to life as we once knew it.

The food menu will be equally breezy – think Roman-style deep-pan pizzas by the slice and European-inspired picnic packs – designed to eat with a drink in hand.

The Prince Rooftop Beer Garden is a child-friendly and dog-friendly venue. No bookings required.

Prince Rooftop Beer Garden opening hours:
From Saturday, 7 November:
Thursday 4pm–9pm; Friday & Saturday 12–9pm; Sunday 12–6pm
For further information visit

The Prince Hotel
2 Acland Street, St Kilda VIC 3182
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