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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

Bar Lourinhã

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

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.

Marion

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

Gerald's Bar

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

Embla

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

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

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'.

Eau de Vie

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

Bar Americano

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

Section 8

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

Berlin Bar

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

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

Heartbreaker

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

Lily Blacks

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

1806

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

Gin Palace

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

Lui Bar, Vue de monde

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

The Black Pearl

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

The Everleigh

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

Hihou

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

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Rooftop bars

Eight of the best

Siglo

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

Good Heavens

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

Transit Rooftop Bar

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

Goldilocks Bar

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

Bomba

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

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.

Wolf's Lair

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

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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Expect the unexpected and have a meal to remember at Heston Blumenthal's eponymous fine diner at Crown, the chef's first restaurant outside of the UK.

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Seamstress

Get stitched up with modern Cantonese food for dinner after aperitifs in the cocktail bar. Finish with a nightcap in the basement.

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Fitzroy Social

Live the Fitzroy lifestyle in full technicolour, or just soak up the atmosphere on a lazy Sunday afternoon while taste testing the Bloody Marys.

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The Catfish

Bringing great booze, great food and great tunes to the masses is an aim shared by many bars, but not many bars get it as spot on as Catfish does.

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The Elysian Whisky Bar

Find your new-favourite favourite dram among some 300 bottles of whisky from around the world in this cosy, understated Japanese-style whisky bar.

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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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Smalls

As intimate as its name suggests, Smalls bar pours wines from local and international small-scale vineyards and dishes up a menu of bite-sized morsels.

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StoryVille

Enter a fairytale-like bar and sip cocktails inspired by celebrated pieces of literature; a Willy Wonka cocktail with a golden ticket.

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Siglo

Climb the grand staircase to a place of beautiful wines, international beers and late-night snacks - all with views of grand, floodlit architecture.

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Rooftop at QT

Nestled amongst Melbourne's ever-expanding city skyline, quench your thirst while taking in the heart and soul of Melbourne from above.

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Eau de Vie

When your bartender has to don gloves and goggles to prepare your cocktail, you know that this is something they take very seriously.

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Pelican

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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