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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 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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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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The Retreat, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

The Retreat

Brunswick

Boasting a cosy front bar, massive beer garden and dance hall/band room, The Retreat is cherished by all who pass beneath her faded façade.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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