35 Johnston St


Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 5pm-11pm
Thursday 5pm-11pm
Friday 5pm-1am
Saturday 3pm-1am
Sunday 4pm-10pm

What's On

Sun Jul 28

1pm Still Life Club
3pm Still Life Club

Perched above 35 Johnston St in Collingwood Yards, with views of Melbourne’s magnificent inner north, Runner Up Rooftop Bar offers a casual and carefree venue to frequent with familiar faces or future friends.

Brought to you by the minds of some of Melbourne’s finest enterprises, such as a Lounge, Colour Club, Mildlife & Confetti Studio.

Runner Up, simply the second best.


Do we accept bookings or functions?
Yes, we do! Unfortunately, we generally cannot take bookings for our busiest periods (after 5pm on weekends), but are open to bookings outside this time. If you have a larger function that requires exclusive use of the space, it’s best to plan this out of hours.

Can we bring children?
Absolutely, you just need to actively supervise them! No children running around on their own, please.

Do we serve food?
We serve light snacks (see menu)— dolmades, olives, chips. Pizzas can be ordered to the venue from Thin Slizzy down the road, after 5pm!

Are dogs allowed at Runner Up?
Yes please! Just keep them on their lead so that they do not disrupt other punters.

Is the rooftop covered?
Yes, we have a beautiful new retractable awning. We can dial in the right vibe in any weather.

Do we have heaters/air con?
Both! We keep it cool in summer and warm in winter.

What nights of the week do we have DJs?
We have DJ’s every Friday & Saturday and sometimes on Thursdays & Sundays.