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Waterslide Bar, Southbank, AU-VIC

Waterslide Bar

4.9
4.9
115 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

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • 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

  • Friday specials

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Kickoff the weekend with our happy hour running from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. $ 6 sparkling & Spirits $ 10 Pints Offer not valid on a public holiday

    Friday specials photo
  • Whisky & Wings Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Enjoy 20% whiskies and $ 1 Buffalo chicken wing** on Wednesdays. ** Minimum of 6 wings Offer not valid on a public holiday

    Whisky & Wings Wednesdays photo
  • Sunday specials

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Sunday happy hour / specials with 2 for 1 selected cocktails, $ 8 shots and $ 1 Buffalo wing** running ALL DAY! $ 1.00 Buffalo chicken wing** 2 for 1 selected cocktails ~ Two of the same cocktail for the price of one ~ Paloma | Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Agave, grapefruit soda, lime juice | $ 18.00 Tommy’s Margarita | Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Agave, lime juice | $ 20.00 El Diablo | Casamigos Reposado Tequila, Crème de cassis liqueur, ginger beer, lime juice | $ 20.00 SHOTS Casamigos Blanco | $ 8.00 Casamigos Anejo | $ 10.00 Casamigos Reposado | $ 9.00 Casamigos Mezcal | $ 11.00 ~ This menu is subject to change ~ ** Minimum of 6 wings Offer not valid on a public holiday

    Sunday specials photo

What 115 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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115 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waterslide did not disappoint, from the time we walked in to the moment we left, we were made to feel welcome and appreciated. The service was outstanding and the food and drinks amazing. Drinks and food came out quickly with a smile from wait staff and a bounty of knowledge. We will be sure to rebook on our return to Melbourne.

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  2. SharynB

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third visit to Waterslide and it didn't disappoint. Was by myself and had a wonderful meal and enjoyed two superb cocktails. Staff were welcoming and attentive, provided great feedback on potential choices and also checked how everything was as I left. A fantastic place to go for a quick meal before theatre nearby! Thank you!

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  3. DanielZ

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waterslide was a great place to start off celebrations for our 10year anniversary.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience! Perfect for our birthday celebration. Cocktails were delicious and fun! Such a chill atmosphere, good tunes and great staff. A special thank you to Tom, he looked after us all night, was so helpful and had such a great energy! Thanks Tom!

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  5. KerryC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our regular meeting place whenever we have tickets for the Arts Centre or Hamer Hall. A great choice of share plates, good wine list and fantastic service. It's reasonably priced compared to other venues nearby. We usually sit on the balcony and the noise is minimal. Highly recommend.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely amazing time at Waterslide celebrating. We had a gem of a table setup.The service was excellent.. The drinks were perfect. A thumbs up to the amazing team. Will visit again soon..

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  7. SharynB

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was such a great place to go before the theatre. Fantastic range of cocktails, and food was superb. The staff were so friendly and made our time a lot of fun!!

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  8. AnnaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Loved the zucchini fries. They were so delicious. Drinks were great and reasonably priced. Staff were fantastic. Would definitely visit here again.

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  9. TristanF

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were incredible as were the drinks. This is a great spot and cannot recommend enough.

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  10. ShannonN

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We didn't order food, came for birthday drinks after dinner with a large party. Bar staff were great, ambience was nice. Had a great time.

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  11. KhanyoZ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff are super friendly and attentive, the vibe at the bar was perfect for pre-drinks before and event!

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  12. MaekhaylaW

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and drinks were reasonable priced, the highlight of our night was defs the staff so friendly and fun!

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  13. MissPris

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place! Great service from the staff, very attentive as soon as I walked in the door, friendly banter (shout out to Riley), music was perfect (and at perfect level for talking, drinks delicious and the bowl of popcorn was a great way to start the evening. Chips were yummy too! Have been here before and will definitely go back again. :-)

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  14. PeterN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience and the reservation process was a piece of cake!

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  15. Jewels

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We nearly walked past the bar because it has minimal signage but I think it's based on a speak-easy concept so it shouldn't be obvious. After weaving through a curtained corridor, you step into a dimly lit but inviting bar. There are ceiling-mounted swing chairs with rocking chair areas, booths, larger high tables and standard tables where you can dine and have a drink. The music is sultry with a great beat but doesn't drown out conversation. The staff are attentive, friendly and happy to make menu suggestions if you can't decide what you want. I went for the cocktails and wasn't disappointed. The stand out for me was the French Baiser- a champagne and blueberry liquor blend with a frozen sphere of blueberry liquor-infused ice The menu is share plate inspired and although a small menu, there is enough variety to satisfy the munchies. I had the grilled calamari and loved it.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I absolutely loved it! I had a movktail and my partner had a cocktail and a pear soda. Vibe was awesome and the staff were very friendly. We'll be definitely coming back!

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  17. LoretoH

    Exclusive

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Quick pre-theatre dinner. Limited menu but very good pizza and a well-made negroni. Service was friendly and efficient. Music level was too loud for that early in the evening. Great location for a bite before arts centre events. Need to add a green salad to the menu.

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  18. GabsW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff are all very helpful and available. Food selection is tasty for snacks but nothing substantial so if you are hungry would recommend eating at one of the fast food restaurants around. Music when we went was a great soundtrack. If you can get a balcony table on a nice day, looking out at the river is a lovely experience. Inside is a little dark and the bathroom you have to leave the bar and venture down a hallway to get to. Overall a good experience, great place to stop for a drink before a performance at the arts centre.

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  19. JohannaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful cocktails, lovely view and great service. A nice hidden bar. Would go back.

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  20. StevenE

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value and attentive service. A great place for a pre dinner catch up.

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  21. LisaW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely afternoon sitting on the balcony sipping cocktails overlooking the Yarra.

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  22. Rusiru

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot with inside and outside places to sit. The cocktails are great and the atmosphere is definitely class/luxurious

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  23. Karlos

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Japanese food and drinks like works of art. Beautiful service.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great bar in the heart of Melbourne. Amazing cocktails & delicious food. Loved the cheeseburger wontons. Highly recommend!

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  25. SofieA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely place for a romantic whiskey or two and delicious food after watching a wonderful show at The Arts Centre on the banks of the Yarra. My girlfriend and I will definitely be back.

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  26. JohnB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Little gem of a place. The extensive drinks list is amazing and the whiskey knowledge of the staff is amazing.

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  27. CarolineR

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Although it can turn into a pricey evening the cocktails are always delicious and the food is scrumptious. Great views over the Yarra from the balcony and a good sophisticated atmosphere.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect pre-theatre dinner and drink

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  29. ShirleyC

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I arrived early for my booking but was still welcomed and shown to my table. Complimentary water and popcorn arrived soon after. The waiter was attentive and checked back with me frequently. He noticed immediately when my friend arrived and came to take her order. There were some delicious cocktails that I hadn’t heard of - creations of the venue, I suppose. Keen to visit again.

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  30. JackiCarruthers

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were looked after by Tom and he was incredible. Very friendly and sweet without being too much, he was terrific. I actually asked for his name so i could leave a review based on how good he was. He made our evening terrific! The cocktails were fantastic, the Anecdote was especially good, so nice to taste something so different and inventive. The food was nice, but the margarita pizza was a bit ordinary. But this didnt detract from how much we enjoyed our time at Waterslide Bar. We will be back.

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  31. SherynF

    Melbourne

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff and great happy hour deals. Tasty share plates and lovely views of the river.

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  32. Madeline

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful space, the staff were lovely and attentive. I picked this place on a whim and had never heard of it. I am so glad we went, will definitely be back.

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  33. DonnaL

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great cocktails and nibbles with a relaxed atmosphere.

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  34. ShireenD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff although busy, were extremely helpful and willing to build a rapport. The venue itself is lushly furbished luxely and yet homely.

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  35. FattyMelb

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great cocktails and the food is perfect for nibbling or a light dinner. Highly recommend.

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  36. BridgetC

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very prompt, cocktails were tasty and great value for money with 2 for $20.

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  37. Nick

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will definitely be going back. The atmosphere is perfect for a date night or casual drink with friends. Dim lit, with a fantastic view over the Yarra.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick cocktail and food before a show. Sliders were delicious and we got the squid which was perfectly cooked and the flavour was delicious!

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  39. Emerald

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for pre-drinks before a show. Fast service and friendly service, Amazing cocktails

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff an yummy food

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FAQs

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

Waterslide Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 115 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 booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • 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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