A bid to extend trading hours at a rooftop bar that angered local residents in 2018 has been rejected by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR).
The owners of Loop Bar on Meyers Place applied to extend the bar’s trading hours from 1am to 3am on both weeknights and weekends.
Residents complained that the bar was already unreasonably disruptive, while Loop director Adam Bunny said the rooftop had been designed to provide acoustic protection.
The case also highlighted ambiguities in the city’s rooftop regulations.
Planning scheme policy states that outdoor areas including rooftops should not be occupied past 1am, but rooftops Siglo Bar and Aer Bar have been permitted to trade until 3am.