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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

Gerald's Bar

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

Smalls

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

Marion

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

City Wine Shop

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

Bar Liberty

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

Embla

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

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.

Bar Lourinhã

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

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Laneway bars

Eight of the best

Ferdydurke

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

Bar Ampere

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

Berlin Bar

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

Eau de Vie

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

Section 8

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

Bar Americano

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

Double Happiness

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

The Croft Institute

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

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Cocktail bars

Eight of the best

The Black Pearl

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

1806

From the mirrored tiles to the gleaming chandeliers, 1806 is a loving shrine to the cocktail.

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.

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.

Heartbreaker

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

Gin Palace

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

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Rooftop bars

Eight of the best

Transit Rooftop Bar

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

Madame Brussels

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

Naked in the Sky

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

Good Heavens

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

Goldilocks Bar

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

Wolf's Lair

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

Bomba

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

Siglo

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

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Borsch Vodka and Tears

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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New Gold Mountain

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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Good Heavens

Take a gander at Fancy Hanks’ new rooftop neighbour, where it’s all about Palm Springs glamour, hyper-colour drinks, and easy smash-and-grab eats.

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Bill's Bar

When your drinking whim turns from beer to top-shelf liquor, head out back at Huxtaburger to speakeasy-style Bill's Bar, brought to you by the Huxtacrew.

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The Black Pearl

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

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Boilermaker House

Make the acquaintance of the eponymous boilermaker, the traditional beer-and-whisky-shot combination that couldn't be hotter right now.

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The Palm Royale

Cha-cha-cha up to the bar, choose from one of many rum-heavy cocktails then kick back with the flamingos in a tropical oasis.

Restaurants

Pascale Bar & Grill

Dress up to play dinner and expect an expansive mod-Euro menu with exquisite desserts at this fine dining bistro at the oh-so-boutique QT hotel.

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Back Alley Sally's

Set up by Jerome B. – the brains trust behind 1000 £ Bend – this low-key space dishes up burgers and toasties along with crafty beers and table vino.

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1806

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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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 Butterfly Club

Celebrate all that's camp with cabaret, stand-up comedy, musical theatre and even burlesque, accompanied by cocktails in the kitsch-crammed parlour.

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