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Waterslide Bar, Southbank, AU-VIC

Waterslide Bar

4.8
4.8
75 Reviews
$40 and under
Cocktail Bar
The Waterslide Bar is a fusion of old and modern, creating the pleasant impression of being somewhere familiar, yet new. It’s another of Melbourne’s typical best secret-bars; rather, it’s out there for everyone to enjoy and wanting to be enjoyed; bringing some sophisticated and delicious fun to the south side of the river. The Waterslide team, with its many years of experience has compiled unique beverage lists of the finest Whiskeys, Gins, Vodkas, Rums, Ciders, Cocktails and Craft beers.

With the stunning million-dollar views of the Yarra River and of the city skyline, Waterslide is the ideal venue for corporate functions, product launches, birthday parties, anniversaries, EOFY functions and of course Christmas parties. Our spaces offer great flexibility with spaces ideal for groups between 10 and 20. Contact us if you have 10 or more guests.

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2 people

11:00 pm


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, International, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Sat 2:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    0412 289 417

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    At the Waterslide Bar Southbank, our main priority is for you and your guests to have a memorable moment when you book with us. Our highly qualified staff have over 10 – 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Our aim is to understand your demand and deliver a high quality product and service to you and your guests. Our Functions Manager is here to help you organise your function from start to finish.

  • Area

    Southbank

  • Parking Details

    Wilson Parking Southgate - Charges apply

  • Public Transit

    5 minute walk from Flinders Street station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Offers

  • Sunday Happy hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Let’s make Sundays FUN again And how do you do that? Easy!! Great banter + Sunday happy hour / specials with 2 for 1 cocktails & $ 8 shots running ALL DAY! Enjoy the million-dollar view of Melbourne’s city skyline from our terrace as we get your Sunday session sorted! 2 for 1 cocktails ~ Two of the same cocktail for the price of one ~ PALOMA | $ 20 Tequila, Agave, grapefruit soda, lime juice PORNSTAR COLLINS | $ 20 Vodka, vanilla, passion fruit, citrus LILLET SPRITZ | 20 Lillet Blanc, lemon juice, tonic water $ 8 Shots Homemade Café Patron Sheep Dog Peanut Butter Whisky Homemade Fireball ~ This menu is subject to change ~
  • Waterslide's Friday happy hour

    24 June - 31 Oct 2022
    Fri - 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Kick start the weekend with Waterslide's Happy hour from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. $ 6 Rothbury sparkling $ 10 Furphy refreshing ale [Pint] Cocktails: Sloe Gin Fizz | $ 14: Sloe gin, lemon, soda Japanese Highball | $ 14: Whisky, ginger, honey, yuzu, soda Starlino Spritz | $ 14: Starlino Rosé Aperitivo, Chambord, lemon, Soda

What 75 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Late Night Find

  • Melbourne

    Pre/post theatre

  • Melbourne

    Scenic View

  • City Centre

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • City Centre

    Late Night Find

  • City Centre

    Pre/post theatre

  • City Centre

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff an yummy food
  2. JL

    JenniferL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A last minute booking and we were pleasantly impressed by the ambience, service and vibe. Will definitely come back again.
  3. N

    Naomi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Food and drinks were pretty quick and tasted great. Staff really lovely and accomodating.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, had a table on the balcony at the window with the incredible view of Melbourne. Great ambiance, food and drinks delicious and service was fantastic.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous night Lovely service & food 😊🥂
  6. KV

    KarynV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nia is simply gorgeous and the bar staff know their craft! It’s my new go to venue. Love, love, love it 💗
  7. TT

    TraceyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Waterslide Bar is amazing - gorgeous interior and great views on to the Yarra, and the food and cocktails are incredible. My friend and I shared plates of food that were so delicious I wanted them all for myself! And the cocktails were so wonderfully made - they were so special. Thank you!!!
  8. B

    Breeny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good spot for a catch up or a date. Balcony views a lovely.
  9. KJ

    KatherineJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Nice view and amazing cocktails.
  10. J

    Joan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to have drinks and food with friends , highly recommended.
  11. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, good food and drinks and a nice relaxing atmosphere. Would recommend for a few drinks and catch up occasions.
  12. B

    Brenny2

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Cocktails are amazing. The pizzas and sliders are both tasty. Tables outdoors are really nice over looking the water. If you’re after some unique cocktails, definitely try this place.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The staff were definitely the best part of Waterslide. They were incredibly polite, helpful and provided quick service.
  14. C

    Casey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing cocktails. Brilliant service. Loved the little bowl of popcorn!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view of the river from the balcony was lovely. Ambience good. The staff were super friendly and attentive.
  16. EE

    EvaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff were fantastic. Food was good, fresh and hot. Location is good.
  17. JB

    JacintaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience4
    Waterslife bar had a great vibe. Cocktails were great but good was average. Wait staff are friendly but service was a bit slow.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the overall vibe. Service was great and the food was fantastic... especially the fried chicken and cheese wontons.. a definite repeat orders. Only thing if the stools outside can be alittle more padded for those of us who likes to Yarn too much..
  19. FE

    FayE

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our first time here and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We share an excellent spicy pizza and chips with mustard aioli to die for. We will be back to request a balcony table next time!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve eaten here a couple times and been treated beyond amazingly. Great ambience, view and food. Most importantly the BEST service
  21. N

    Nick

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The team, food and drinks at Waterslide were amazing. We will be back.
  22. C

    Chin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved waterslide so much. Whenever we have friends over, we take them to waterslide bar. One of staff Jono is such love man. Great cocktails, excellent service.
  23. C

    Char68

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great location, friendly service, yummy food. Perfect spot for a light dinner before heading to the Art Gallery.
  24. D

    Dodo

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very welcoming bar with a lovely balcony overlooking the river and city.
  25. B

    Butch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely had the best time here Staff were fabulous And we will be back
  26. SB

    SharonB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience. Warm and welcoming service and atmosphere. Will be back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Bartenders on for the night were fantastic
  28. C

    Carol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere, the staff friendly and efficient.Good location.
  29. SM

    SarahM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place amazing staff. Mine and my husbands new favourite bar
  30. ML

    MereL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and view. Food was tasty and look forward to going back
  31. A

    Andy

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent bar, not overly business on a Wednesday night, but service, ambience very good, it would be rocking on a Fri/Sat night. If you are a whisky drinking, great selection and the guys know their stuff. Service was great, quick, helpful and friendly. We wanted o come back on Monday night, but unfortunately closed. Great place, our group really enjoyed it.
  32. DS

    DanielS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waterslide staff are always amazing. The drinks and food perfect.
  33. BK

    BrianK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booking on Opentable the day before, we secured our 5pm table. We had the outer tables that are undercover; the rain and wind howling outside, the amaretto sours; finger food; great atmosphere and views over The Yarra made our pre-show drinks perfect. The staff are very attentive but unobtrusive and very helpful if you are having trouble choosing a cocktail or mocktail or from their impressive whiskey range. My go to place when I am in Melbourne Brian K
  34. RB

    RickB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails were delicious, we all thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Waterslide Bar.
  35. L

    Lisa

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting and we loved it! Fantastic drink section we will be back
  36. TT

    TTBGPFJL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love the Waterslide. Fantastic service every time. We sat out on the balcony this time which was just beautiful looking out over the Yarra drinking fabulous cocktails 🍹🍸
  37. C

    Chris

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Been here many times as well as New Years Eve. Great place and recommend it to friends all the time. Made a simple request for heater in front if me to be turned off for short period as I arrived. An hour later I had someone walk past me in a rush, rudely questioning why I had asked for "all heaters to be turned off, it's Freezing!!!" Didn't ask for them all to be turned off, just mine as we were sitting in the corner and also more than happy for them to be turned back on. I was bit shocked and disappointed to be spoken/yelled at like that, I complained and a staff member apologised on the persons behalf, who turned out to be the boss. Love the place, service always impeccable so sad and dissapointed, and upset this happened. Unlikely to return as a result.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love sitting on the covered balcony with a view over the Yarra towards the city. A great place for a quiet drink and a nibble of food.
  39. CS

    CaitlinS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a good time! Great food, service, drinks were delicious, and it was so great sitting next to the river!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing vibe, staff were very friendly. I definitely will make another booking in the future. I was so impressed!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Waterslide Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0412 289 417.

Waterslide Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

Waterslide Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 pm


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Waterslide Bar

Shop MR3 Mid Level East End Southgate Avenue, Southgate Centre Southbank, AU-VIC 3006

Additional information

  • Area

    Southbank

  • Hours of Operation

    Sat 2:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, International, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Wilson Parking Southgate - Charges apply

  • Public Transit

    5 minute walk from Flinders Street station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    0412 289 417

  • Private party facilities

    At the Waterslide Bar Southbank, our main priority is for you and your guests to have a memorable moment when you book with us. Our highly qualified staff have over 10 – 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Our aim is to understand your demand and deliver a high quality product and service to you and your guests. Our Functions Manager is here to help you organise your function from start to finish.

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