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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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Murmur, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Murmur

Melbourne

Turn off Little Bourke and ascend the narrow staircase to emerge in a boutique drinking den of ironwork, distressed walls and Chesterfield sofas.

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City Wine Shop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

City Wine Shop

Melbourne

Indulge in a tipple and bite to eat among the treasure trove of bottled delights, a favourite haunt for wine connoisseurs at the top end of town.

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Bomba, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Roberto Seba

Bomba

Melbourne

Share festive, punchy tapas with artesian Spanish wines, followed by cocktails with a view at Bomba Tapas Bar and Rooftop (formerly The Aylesbury).

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Pawn & Co, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pawn & Co.

Prahran

Wanna buy the bar stool you met your new beau on? Take a seat, slam down one of the absinthe cocktails and check the price tag. Anything else?

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Alumbra, Docklands, Victoria, Australia

Alumbra

Docklands

Start your evening by watching the sunset over Victoria Harbour with a cocktail in hand - it will make you a Docklands convert, perched on silk cushions.

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Teriyaki Anarchy Sake, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Teriyaki Anarchy Sake

Collingwood

Stop in for a crisp beer and yakitori (chicken skewers) at Collingwood's own Japanese teriyaki den. Tempt fate with a 'Bloody Hugo Hates Me' cocktail.

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New Gold Mountain, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

New Gold Mountain

Melbourne

Take a measure of 1920s Hong Kong glamour, mix with two parts opium den, shake it all up, and you get this very decadent boudoir-like laneway bar.

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Collingwood World, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Collingwood World

Fitzroy

Map your way to the discreet upstairs Smith Street doorway of this moody, understated, very Melbourne bar serving single malts alongside wine and beer.

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Ponyfish Island, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ponyfish Island

Melbourne

Clinging to a pylon beneath the pedestrian bridge over the Yarra to Southbank, you'll find a pop-up oasis of beer, coffee and tasty toasties.

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Bill's Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bill's Bar

Collingwood

When your drinking whim turns from beer to top-shelf liquor, head out back at Huxtaburger to speakeasy-style Bill's Bar, brought to you by the Huxtacrew.

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