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Welcome to Imperial Hotel, Bourke Street

We’re excited to reopen from 26th October for rooftop reservations only. Bistro & level 1 reservations are now available from 5th November. 
Melbourne Cup? Our rooftop is open as normal for 2hr sessions. Make sure to book in at 2pm or 2.30pm to catch the race.


As well as the being the best place to watch live sport in the CBD, Imperial Hotel is situated next to the historic Princess Theatre, home of Melbourne’s best feature plays.

Imperial boasts an incredible rooftop bar, overlooking the city and with spectacular views of Melbourne Parliament House.

It is one of the oldest pubs in Melbourne and continues to be a favourite watering hole for locals and visitors alike for sports and dinner after some of Melbourne’s best plays.

Stay tuned for special viewings on our rooftop jumbo-tron screen!


The Best Pub Food in the Melbourne CBD

In creating the menu our team strive to produce innovative cuisine while remaining faithful our pub roots.

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Imperial offers relaxed, professional venue hire to make it easy for you to host your birthday, cocktail party, corporate event or wedding celebration.

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The Rooftop

Looking for the perfect spot to stop for a bite to eat & cheeky froth in the sun? We’ve got you covered.

We have all you need on Imperial Rooftop; Parliament views, sun-soaked seating, delicious share bites & of course, cold froths!

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Open Hours

Sunday - Wednesday 12pm - 11pm
Thursday - Saturday 12pm - 1am

Rooftop Hours

Sunday - Wednesday 12pm - 11pm
Thursday - Saturday 12pm - 1am