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Experience Melbourne's eclectic spirit with a night out exploring the wonderful nightspots peppering the city's streets and laneways.

Go your own way
Up a flight of stairs, down a laneway, on a rooftop or in an orchestra pit, Melbourne sure knows how to hide a bar. You never know where the next great drinking spot is going to pop up, so let us help.

Tall tales and cocktails
Whether you're after a colourful cocktail with a million dollar view or a few quiet pots in a student dive, you're bound to find something that suits your mood and budget. Bar-hop like a local, dance to world class DJs, be baffled and challenged by installation art, or chow down on a late night snack, the city at night is awash with possibilities.

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Biero Bar, Windsor, Victoria, Australia

Biero Bar

Melbourne

With over 100 amazing beer varieties available 'on tap' and 100ml tastings available, Biero is the perfect place embark on your beer journey.

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Sister Bella, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sister Bella

Melbourne

Prolong student days at this boho townhouse facsimile, enjoying happy hour in cushy booths over philosophical chats, and mac and cheese for nostalgia.

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The Croft Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Croft Institute

Melbourne

Launched when hidden laneway bars where still hard to find, the Croft offers a clinical approach to partying, kitted out like an eerie hospital.

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Hell's Kitchen, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hells Kitchen

Melbourne

Settle into a window seat in this perennial indie gem and join the students, hipsters and art set for cold beers, house-infused vodka and DJ tunes.

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The Wesley Anne, Northcote, Victoria, Australia

The Wesley Anne

Northcote

Congregate with devoted regulars in the sprawling beer garden, elegant dining room or vibrant bandroom of this holiest of northern watering holes.

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Morris Jones, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Morris Jones

Windsor

Explore this two-storey drinking and dining palace and its sprawling rear courtyard when you're jonesing for after-work eats or kick-off cocktails.

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Little Creatures Dining Hall, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Little Creatures Dining Hall

Fitzroy

Enjoy a little tipple from the brewery's fine selection of ales at this cavernous Fitzroy dining hall and bar. On the go? There's a bottle shop too.

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Bond St Wine Bar, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

Bond Street Wine Bar

South Yarra

Peruse a boutique international wine list at this stylish yet understated Italian cafe-diner offering a range of unpretentious fare. A narrow haven.

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Southpaw, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Southpaw

Fitzroy

A bar away from your bar fridge, this Fitzroy watering hole - complete with fireplace and Astroturf patio - is a drinker's haven day and night.

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Horse Bazaar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Horse Bazaar

Melbourne

Give your senses their dues, with cocktails for the tongue, tunes for the toe-tips, visual art for the eyeballs, and chats for the old grey matter.

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The Woods of Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Woods of Windsor

Windsor

Step inside and be transported to a 1900s speakeasy with over 50 single malts on the menu, and gramophones and taxidermy aplenty.

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Brooks of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brooks of Melbourne

Melbourne

Just like your imaginary personal butler, Brooks will scratch your itch, whether you're hankering for a snack and a cocktail or a five-course meal.

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Gun Street Girls at the Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Carbie Warbie

The Esplanade Hotel

St Kilda

AC to the DC with a dose of grit and guitars at the 100-year-old Espy, with its welcome rock, bands, tattoos, steak, beer, and stunning bayside views.

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Mr Wilkinson, Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia

Mr Wilkinson

Brunswick East

Named after Brunswick's founding father and sleek with recycled timber, black steel and charcoal grey, it's is a smart local for the smart locals.

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No35

Melbourne

Dine out on the views over Melbourne from the 35th floor of the Sofitel, as well as impeccably cooked local produce with a focus on simplicity.

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Borsch Vodka and Tears, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Borsch Vodka and Tears

Prahran

Choose from over 100 varieties of vodka, balanced with authentic (and delicious) peasant food, at this bohemian Polish bar and restaurant.

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The Aviary, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia

The Aviary

Abbotsford

A stylish bar and restaurant perfectly positioned in Melbourne's 'Little Saigon'. Dine in elegant style or opt for laidback tunes in the beer garden.

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Acland St. Cantina, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Acland Street Cantina

St Kilda

Kick start your day with a single origin brew and breakfast tortilla or swing by after the daily grind for gluten-free pizza and house red.

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I Know a Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I Know A Place

Fitzroy

This tiny, hidden-away Fitzroy fave may just sweep you off your feet. Dig into gourmet hot dogs and top-notch cocktails in your own secret courtyard.

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The Workers Club, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

The Workers Club

Fitzroy

Hard day at work? The two bars, hearty kitchen and rockin' roster of live music here will fix your ills and evoke images of the Fitzroy of old.

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