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Bars

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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Eight of the best

Wine bars

Bellota Wine Bar

Savour simple European staples that complement the excellent, exhaustive wine options.

Gerald's Bar

An award-winning Melbourne drinking den where the waiters are among the most knowledgeable in town.

City Wine Shop

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

Bar Lourinhã

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

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.

Marion

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

Smalls

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

Embla

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

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Eight of the best

Laneway bars

Ferdydurke

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

Double Happiness

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

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.

Berlin Bar

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

Misty Place

Misty continues to churn out cocktails and good vibes to anyone wily enough to remember where it is.

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Eight of the best

Rooftop bars

Madame Brussels

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

Goldilocks Bar

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

Naked in the Sky

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

Wolf's Lair

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

Transit Cocktail Lounge

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

Siglo

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

Bomba

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

Rooftop Bar

A beloved Melbourne institution, Rooftop Bar is set seven storeys atop the popular Curtin House.

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Bellota Wine Bar

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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Savoy Tavern

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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Goldilocks Bar

Goldilocks is an upstairs bar dripping with all the wonder and excitement of a fairy tale. Pick out a classic cocktail and let the adventures begin.

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Robot

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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Back Bar

Join a mixed hipster crowd sipping wine and designer cocktails on rich velvet sofas. Think sophisticated, lavish, old-world charm and chandeliers.

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The Merrywell

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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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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P.J.O'Brien's Irish Pub

Located in the heart of Southgate, P. J. O'Brien's is one of Melbourne's longest standing authentic Irish pubs and a favourite destinations for...

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Sweatshop

Head down to this basement bar for imaginative cocktails and imported beers. No sweat. And if there is, there are West Coast Coolers on offer. True.

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Howler

Howl at the moon from the enormous beer garden or nestle into cosy booths inside for beats, an impressive beer list and an Asian-tapas style bar menu.

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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.

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Prince Alfred

Hit the long front bar for an evening of boutique beer sipping or roll out into the busy beer garden tailor-made for afternoons in the sun.

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