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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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The Everleigh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Everleigh

Fitzroy

For a night out full of speakeasy charm, oh-so-knowledgeable barkeeps and impeccable cocktails, head down to The Everleigh on Gertrude Street.

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Cookie, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cookie

Melbourne

Sing loud your praise for Cookie, the Curtin House bar that mixes beer hall with hidden cocktail lounge and palazzo balconies plus terrific Thai food.

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Marmalade Bar, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Marmalade Bar

Prahran

A bubbly venue just off Chapel Street where cocktails, acoustic music and street art converge. Kick back in the beer garden with social butterflies.

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Troika, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Troika

Melbourne

Troika's sharp but unobtrusive interiors remain enduringly popular with artists and designers alike - a typically bold Melbourne speakeasy.

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Bar Economico, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Alicia Taylor

Bar Economico

Richmond

Der Raum is gone and moving to Munich and in its place comes Bar Economico, a rum house inspired by the 'dirty drinking holes' of Latin-America.

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Royal Saxon, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Royal Saxon

Richmond

See why Richmond's historic Royal Saxon is now hailed as a prize-winning 'urban ruin' after a 2009 refurb by Melbourne designers Six Degrees.

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Brutale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brutale

Melbourne

Bust the potato and vodka stereotypes with a menu featuring diverse culinary offerings from across Eastern Europe and lashings of Croatian wine.

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Gin Palace, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gin Palace

Melbourne

If 'after work drinks venue' was a genre, this bar would define it. With warm honey tones, swanky couches and a bourgeois drinks list highlighted by...

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Great Northern Hotel, North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Great Northern

North Carlton

Set amid the tree-lined streets of North Carlton, this reinvigorated classic has been keeping the locals refreshed since its opening way back in 1883.

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Meyers Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Meyers Place

Melbourne

At the vanguard of the city's hole-in-the-wall laneway bar scene way back when, Meyers Place is still a favourite for arty folks and suits alike.

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