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Experience Melbourne's vibrant bar scene. 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 by installation art, or chow down on a late night snack.

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Wine bars

Eight of the best

Embla

Taste further evidence of the Town Mouse team's recipe for success at a welcoming city wine bar.

City Wine Shop

Indulge in a tipple and bite to eat among the wine connoisseurs and treasure trove of grape varietals.

Kirk's Wine Bar

Enjoy the best of the City Wine Shop and the European at the other end of town at Kirk's Wine Bar.

Smalls

As intimate as its name suggests, Smalls bar serves up small-scale wines and bite-sized morsels.

Gerald's Bar

Visit an award winning bar, with knowledgeable staff, daily menu and an extensive drinks list.

Marion

Learn the stories of Fitzroy in Andrew McConnell's Gertrude Street wine bar for serious wine lovers.

Bar Lourinhã

Tuck into Med-inspired tapas and very good vino at Matt McConnell's joint on Little Collins.

Bar Liberty

'A place for everyone, to drink everything' is what the owners call it. Sounds good to us.

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Laneway bars

Eight of the best

The Croft Institute

Kitted out with items from a de-commissioned hospital, Croft offers a clinical approach to partying.

Berlin Bar

Go East or West at this divided bar: spartan and functional or chintzy jazz age kitsch. You decide.

Bar Ampere

Unwind in the futurist surrounds, sample the imaginative menu, or discover the 'swamp room'.

Bar Americano

Knock back daytime espressos and nighttime cocktails in this standing-room only bar.

Ferdydurke

Head upstairs and perch on a bar stool for beers and beats, and a menu of Polish frankenfurters.

Eau de Vie

Let your bartender create something special then settle into the dimly lit, jazz infused surrounds.

Double Happiness

Get double the usual happiness thanks to the cosy bar's Chinese-themed snacks, drinks and fun.

Section 8

Pull up a seat in his much-loved car park for unpretentious drinks and delectable audio offerings.

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Cocktail bars

Eight of the best

The Everleigh

Experience a night full of speakeasy charm, oh-so-knowledgeable barkeeps and impeccable cocktails.

Double Happiness

Get double the usual happiness thanks to the cosy bar's Chinese-themed snacks, drinks and fun.

Lily Blacks

Late night closing means finishing a night out with a classic cocktail at Lily's is inevitable.

Gin Palace

Gin Palace is a laneway cocktail bar where, naturally, gin's the star.

The Black Pearl

If bar tending was an academic pursuit, The Black Pearl would be Harvard, Yale and Oxford combined.

Heartbreaker

A neon-lit dive bar with sophisticated service and drinks that'll pull at your heartstrings.

Hihou

Take drinking to a new level of sophistication at this decadent Japanese-influenced bar and lounge.

Lui Bar, Vue de monde

Melbourne's most sophisticated cocktail bar looms over the city from the 55th floor of the Rialto.

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Rooftop bars

Eight of the best

Naked in the Sky

Sample the Basque region's famous comfort food on the terrace of this popular Fitzroy restaurant.

Madame Brussels

Sip on quaint pastel cocktails and foreign beers while basking in the Madame's whimsical ambience.

Bomba

Brought to you by the popular Añada crew, Bomba is all about Spanish food for the working classes.

Transit Rooftop Bar

Gaze out over the twinkling city skyline and Yarra River while sipping on cocktails and fine wines.

Wolf's Lair

Cosy up downstairs or soak up a sunny afternoon at one of Melbourne's most well-hidden rooftop bars.

Good Heavens

Fancy Hanks has a new rooftop neighbour and it’s all about colourful drinks and smash-and-grab eats.

Siglo

Climb the grand staircase to a place of beautiful wines, views, late-night snacks and table service.

Goldilocks Bar

Find a seat that's just right and order a tasty cocktail at this fairytale rooftop bar.

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Northcote Social Club

Pick up a cold beer, grab a seat on the sunny deck and tuck into a killer counter meal. Bring the kids too, or stay on to catch live music at night.

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Whisky and Alement

Whisky and Alement is Melbourne city’s longest running whisky bar, serving an overwhelming collection of over 750 whiskies. The extensive menu is...

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The Woods of 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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The Bridge Hotel

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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The Carlton

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.

Restaurants

Garden State Hotel

Get a group together for drinks and snacks or a meal at Garden State, a verdant, spacious alternative to Flinders Lane's teeny drinking dens.

Restaurants

Nieuw Amsterdam

New American cuisine ditches the dude food tag and gets sophisticated at this New York-style bar/eatery, with Michael Roszbach (ex Cookie) in charge.

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Seamstress

Get stitched up with modern Cantonese food for dinner after aperitifs in the Indochine-style cocktail bar, finished with a nightcap in the basement.

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Riverland

Walk down from Princes Bridge and join the merry throng along the banks of the Yarra River. Grab a beer, hit the BBQ and watch the boats go by.

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Bar Nacional

A riot of Spanish dishes, coupled with an expansive bar, Bar Nacional ticks all the boxes for a food adventure in the Docklands precinct.

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The Boatbuilders Yard

Nestled beside MCEC and Polly Woodside sailing ship is an unexpected highlight of the Melbourne drinking and dining scene. The Boatbuilders Yard...

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Bad Frankie

Bad Frankie reimagines Australian bar culture with a left-of-centre pairing of boutique, locally made spirits and gourmet jaffles. Try the lamington.

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