Adelphi Pool Party Imagery ALooking to cool down this summer and party whilst you’re doing that? The Adelphi Hotel’s Flinders Lane rooftop will host a pop up pool party bar on Friday and Sunday evenings through summer. From December until March, Melburnians can cool down with a cocktail and take a dip in the iconic Adelphi pool that juts out over Flinders Lane.

Boat shoes and Birkenstocks will look at home atop the city on the AstroTurf while the Adelphi bartenders serve a range of retro cocktails and drinks from sponsors including Chandon; Midori; Jose Cuervo; and Melbourne-based organic drink company – StrangeLove.

The Adelphi bartenders, led by Carl Hamilton have spent winter creating cheeky, modern spins on retro cocktails in preparation for the pop up bar, including the ‘Adelphi Wallbanger’, ‘Nice Melons’, ‘Midori Delusion’, and ‘No Sex on the Pool Deck’.

“We’re serving fresh versions of the drinks your parents would have enjoyed by the pool in the ’70s but adding a bit of poolside flair,” said Carl. “The cocktails will really complement the backdrop of the Melbourne skyline. There’s nothing better than a summer sunset on a rooftop bar in the city.”

A pool party would be incomplete without a barbecue – the smell of sizzling gourmet sausages will waft down Melbourne’s Flinders Lane throughout summer.

Pop up bar sessions start at 12pm on Sundays from December, as well as 2pm on Fridays from January through March 2015. Last drinks will be called at sunset and capacity is limited, so arrive early to steal the best poolside position.

What: Pop-up rooftop bar at Adelphi Hotel.

Entry: Free.

Dates: Sunday evenings from 7 December, as well as Friday evenings from 2 January through 29 March 2015

Time: 12pm – sunset on Sundays (From December) and 2pm – sunset on Fridays (from January).

Location: Adelphi Hotel Rooftop – 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.

Access: Via Adelphi hotel lobby guest lift.

Drink Prices: From $5.00

Payment: Cashless bar – EFTPOS or Credit Card payment at bar.

Swimming: BYO towel, or $5 towel rental.
For more information call on (03) 8080 8888 or visit

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