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

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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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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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Savoy Tavern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Savoy Tavern

Melbourne

The Savoy is the meeting place of choice for footy crowds, commuters awaiting trains, after-work drink crews, and those who love a good old pub meal.

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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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The Merrywell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Merrywell

Southbank

Wrap your laughing gear around the contender for Melbourne's best burger at Crown's expansive gastro-pub, which also boasts an epic cocktail list.

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Mountain Goat Brewery, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Mountain Goat Brewery

Richmond

A backyard homebrew success story, this independent microbrewery is open Wednesdays and Fridays for free tours, pizza and a chance to hit the Goat.

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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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Brunswick Green, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

Brunswick Green

Brunswick

Down a pint in the glow of the fireplace or chat with friends out back in the sprawling, plant-filled beer garden, complete with live music.

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Robot, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Robot

Melbourne

Fusing Astro Boy, Voltron memorabilia and manga with a slick sake and cocktail menu, Robot will bring memories of after school TV flooding back.

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Bar Lourinha, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bar Lourinhã

Melbourne

Tucked away at the top of Little Collins, Matt McConnell's Bar Lourinhã combines Spanish and Italian inspired dishes with cocktails and great 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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The Local Taphouse, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

The Local Taphouse

St Kilda

Find beer lovers' nirvana with a wide range of rare brews to be supped from armchairs and Chesterfields, and gastro pub style fare in the dining room.

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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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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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Ferdydurke, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Ferdydurke

Melbourne

Head upstairs and perch on a bar stool for beers and beats. On the menu, meet Frank – a Polish frankenfurter cooked in a beer and sauerkraut broth.

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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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Bellota Wine Bar, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bellota Wine Bar

South Melbourne

Savour simple European staples that complement the excellent, exhaustive wine options – or buy a bottle from the conjoining Prince Wine Store.

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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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The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Evelyn

Fitzroy

Discover the best of the Fitzroy pub scene under one roof – comfy sofas and beer garden by day, sticky carpets, crowds and heaving moshpit by night.

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Joe's Shoe Store, Northcote, Victoria, Australia

Joe's Shoe Store

Northcote

Stroll up High Street to this bar stocked with old world wines and rare beers. Elbow some room at the bar or find a spot in the crowded backyard.

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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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