Waterslide Bar

4.8
50 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 50 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Butch
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely had the best time here
Staff were fabulous
And we will be back

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Bartenders on for the night were fantastic

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Carol
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice atmosphere, the staff friendly and efficient.Good location.

SM
SarahM
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

ML
MereL
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Andy
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.

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waterslide staff are always amazing. The drinks and food perfect.

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BrianK
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

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RickB
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visiting and we loved it! Fantastic drink section we will be back

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TTBGPFJL
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 🍹🍸

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Chris
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

CM
CaitlinMaeShepherd
2 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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
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!

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IsabellaR
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

the staff were so lovely and the food was delicious and came very quickly! will definitely come back

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not a bad sit in the whole venue, great service and friendly staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely experience.

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Mazzy
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

First time at Waterslide Bar ... food was amazing and intending to visit again soon as food was that good ! Service staff very friendly and attentive and views over the Yarra fabulous. Also very conveniently located near Arts Centre which is a bonus ! All in all great venue that hits all the right buttons ... highly recommend !

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Rita
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were really nice, atmosphere was chill and overall was a great experience, would definitely go again

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vipLaavanya
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff and cocktails! Delicious pizzas!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Good spot for pre-show drinks and a quick bite to eat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time had at waterslide! Great staff and amazing cocktails. Bartenders breakfast cocktail is a must

JL
JuliaL
8 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails. Great service. Lovely ambiance. Will be back with friends

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Shirl
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

great vibe.
Service is always great and friendly

RK
RussellK
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance and fantastic service. We really enjoyed sampling the cocktails.

AR
AnaRich
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great cocktails

SR
SahilR
3 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Loved the food & ambience and the cocktails. Would definitely love to visit again.

JB
JennyB
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Finger food/tapas style with an intent to be flavourful without being filling. Soft and delicate well cooked. Drinks made you feel you were having a treat and the setting had the same cosmopolitan feel of the Gin Palace. Yarra view great, perfect if going to theatres.

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EthanO
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My new favourite bar. The drinks are very tasty, great service, and brilliant atmosphere for drinks with friends

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
12 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

This venue is perfect for a first date! A drinks only first date. The menu is quite limited to bar snacks. Overall a great place!

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TomBradyJnr
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue. Lovely view staff are amazing and the drinks were mint as.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing food and cocktails

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We just went for cocktails but they were all yummy & the waitress was lovely ☺️

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ChrisL
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friday evening drinks booked in advance with some work friends, quick service and great staff

CC
ChloeC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Such a good atmosphere and service is super personal, they people there are super helpful and great with drink recommendations

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tasmania
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best cocktails, views and service. Great for pre drinks before dinner.

SP
SmeetaP
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

What makes this place is the team. They are absolutely fabulous. The music and the ambiance are all very relaxed and makes for an excellent night out

KW
KellyW
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Had a great table overlooking the river, service was excellent. The food menu was a little disappointing due to choice but what we did have was very good.

FAQs

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

Waterslide Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.