When you walk into the Emerson Bar you get the sense that it should be a Friday afternoon (even if it’s a Tuesday). The recently renovated premises has a warm, moody feel downstairs, that will make you forget about having to get home that night. It is quite open so works well for larger groups. You might miss the signs pointing to the rooftop bar, however if you’re looking for a brighter atmosphere make sure you go right to the back and find these stairs. Once you make your way up there you could be forgiven for thinking you were in a completely different premises! It’s light and bright, with a greenhouse feel to it. Perfect setting for a cheeky catchup with friends without the crowding of more visible bars in the CBD.