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Bars

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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Eight of the best

Wine bars

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.

City Wine Shop

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

Smalls

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

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 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.

Bar Lourinhã

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

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Eight of the best

Laneway bars

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.

Misty Place

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

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.

Ferdydurke

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

Berlin Bar

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

Section 8

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

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Eight of the best

Rooftop bars

Goldilocks Bar

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

Madame Brussels

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

Rooftop Bar

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

Siglo

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

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.

Naked in the Sky

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

Bomba

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

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The Nelson

Nod to the naval legend and imbibe a drop of Nelson's blood from an impressive list – the Nelson stocks rum from more than twenty countries. Yo ho ho.

Live music

Cherry Bar

This old soul of the Melbourne scene was founded by the drummer of the Cosmic Psychos in 2000 and was a launch-pad for local heroes Jet and Airbourne.

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Freddy Wimpoles

Leave your pretension at the door and prepare for some no-fuss hospitality at Freddie Wimpoles, where the beer is crafty and the food hearty.

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Kent Street Bar and Cafe

Friendly, relaxed and popular with the local hippies – this is the best of old time Smith Street. Grab a cheap beer and unwind on the outside tables.

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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.

Live music

The Old Bar

Stop in for a beer and find everything from snotty punk and country twang to indie pop and acoustic jangles at this much-loved piece of old-Fitzroy.

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Workshop

Explore the private indoor spaces or enjoy the moonlit rooftop terrace of this great bar and cafe risen from the husk of an old motorbike workshop.

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Gerald's Bar

This award winning bar is one of Melbourne's most respected, with knowledgeable staff and an extensive drinks list.

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St Hotel

Sanctify your session with a tipple upstairs or down in the public bar or social and supper clubs. Stay around for knockout Thai in the dining room.

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Hats and Tatts

Get studying at the 450-strong booze library in this South Melbourne frat-house dive bar. You'll find a laid-back vibe here that's hard to replicate.

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White Rabbit Record Bar

Enjoy laidback tunes in the play retro interior or cool courtyard of this cafe/bar/record store/club. Embrace the bunny theme with a 'Donnie Darko'.

Streets

Melbourne Lane

Book in for memorable lunches at Embla, tuck into Armenian cuisine at Sezar, or relax at The Kelvin Club, where you can visit the in-house barber.

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