Fable Rooftop Bar Launches Aperitivo

Summer is meant to be spent soaking the sun the sun and sipping on an Aperol Spritz at one of Melbourne’s famous rooftop bars. A mere few years ago it felt like Melbourne had only a handful of rooftop bars. Melbournians are now spoilt for choice, and one of the newest rooftop hotspots Fable, is certainly giving us something to talk about.

If you’re looking for the best of the best; the highest rooftop bar in Melbourne and perhaps the best spritz around, Fable is your spot.

Not only does fable offer breathtaking city panoramic views from its 13th floor perch, it also has exquisite and unique Mediterranean inspired cocktail and share plate menu.

With its lush jungle draped ceiling, cosy booths, and European inspired interior, you would swear time stopped for a second and you’ve stepped straight into a fairy tale.

Fable is all about storytelling through food and drink, embracing the stories of communities that have been passed down over generations and those who journeyed to Melbourne. It all comes to life through the venue’s vibrant décor, buzzing energy of the staff and perfectly curated drinks.

To celebrate summer and pay homage to its Mediterranean roots, Fable has launched Aperitivo afternoons which runs from 3-6pm Friday and Saturday.

The Aperitivo menu features five spritz selections with bites to accompany the drinks. Most Melbournians are familiar with the famous Aperol Spritz, but can you say you’ve tried a Limoncello Spritz or Venetian Spritz?

All priced at an affordable $15, the spritz are served in generous sized glasses crafted with premium ingredients and thoughtful garnishes (get your Instagram ready!). The Venetian Spritz was our top pick – a grapefruit themed spritz; slightly tingly, slightly tart and slightly sweet.

If spritz aren’t your thing, Fable offers and extensive cocktail menu including vegan, gluten-free and alcohol-free cocktails.

The Aperitivo food menu features small bites to share like focaccia with prosciutto, crispy sweet potato with salt and vinegar, charcuterie boards with vegan mozzarella and more.

Fable venue manager and lead mixologist, Alessandro Nardini (Rum Diary, Beneath Driver Lane, Loch & Key and Nick and Nora’s) aims to deliver a multi-sensory experience for his guests with cocktails inspired by a moment, icon or myth from European history, and it’s certainly an aspiration that he delivers on.

Fable’s Aperitivo is the perfect mid-afternoon escape for early Friday work drinks or a lazy Saturday afternoon.  Aperitivo runs 3pm – 6pm Fridays and Saturdays and bookings can be made here.


– Ember Mitchell
Ember is an American turned Aussie. Her love affair with Melbourne goes back five years, and she still can’t get enough of this city! Discovering new hideouts and hidden gems around Melbourne is her hobby. Marketing Strategist by day, spontaneous adventurer, brekky enthusiast, and aerial acrobat by night.  

Level 13, 168 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Fable rooftop bar launches Aperitivo with themed Spritz cocktails & shared bites

Photo Credit: Sam Tabone
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