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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 Toff in Town, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Toff in Town

Melbourne

Take to the dimly lit train-carriage booths or Lynch-worthy bandroom. Or take Lindy Hop class. This bar pretty much knows what you need before you do.

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Fourteen Nights At Sea, Old Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Old Bar

Fitzroy

Stop in for a beer and find everything from snotty punk and country twang to indie pop and acoustic jangles at this much-loved piece of old-Fitzroy.

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Captain Baxter, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Captain Baxter

St Kilda

The Captain's come ashore. Named after one of St Kilda's founding fathers, Captain Baxter offers ocean views from an elevated deck and cocktail bar.

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The Black Pearl, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

The Black Pearl

Fitzroy

If bar tending was an academic pursuit, this would be Harvard, Yale and Oxford combined. Come weekdays for cosy catch ups; weekends are hectic.

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Lily Blacks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lily Blacks

Melbourne

Late night closing every day of the week means finishing a night out with a classic cocktail at Lily's isn't just a possibility, it's inevitable.

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The Waiting Room, Southbank, Victoria, Australia

The Waiting Room

Southbank

Neil Perry's first city bar, T.W.R, oozes style and sophistication. Cocktails are served in antique crystal and matched by the deluxe bistro menu.

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Pelican, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Pelican

St Kilda

Sick of the antique-lampshade-and-creaky-sofa school of interior design? No problem. Pull up a pew at Pelican and delve into the cocktail list.

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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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The Bridge Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Bridge Hotel

Richmond

Awake the adventurer within − the revamped Bridge Hotel is a maze of saloons and balconies, with a laneway running right through the middle.

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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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The Wilde, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Wilde

Fitzroy

Enjoy an inspired evening at The Wilde or 'bar le transformateur', an ever-evolving bar and restaurant full of art, pianos and projector screens.

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1806, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

1806

Melbourne

From the mirrored tiles and velvet curtains to the gleaming chandeliers and historic drinking paraphernalia, 1806 is a loving shrine to the cocktail.

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Prince Alfred, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Prince Alfred

Richmond

Hit the long front bar for an evening of boutique beer sipping or roll out into the busy beer garden tailor-made for afternoons in the sun.

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Cumulus Up, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cumulus Up

Melbourne

Kick back and sample the best of local and European wines in the designer interiors of this loft-style bar from the award-winning Cumulus Inc. team.

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The Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Carlton

Melbourne

Grab a drink and explore the ever-expanding line-up of bars, rooftop palm trees and gallery spaces, resembling an opulent vertical maze for grown-ups.

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London Tavern Hotel, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The London Tavern

Richmond

See for yourself that footy crowds can indeed go hand-in-hand with top pub food and an increasingly rare local vibe at Richmond's London Tavern.

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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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Mountain Goat Brewery, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Mountain Goat Brewery

Richmond

If you could buy a brewery a beer you should definitely get one in for Mountain Goat, the local success story behind an explosion of excellent beers.

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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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