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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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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.

Smalls

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

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.

City Wine Shop

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

Gerald's Bar

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

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.

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Laneway bars

Eight of the best

Bar Ampere

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

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.

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.

Bar Americano

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

Eau de Vie

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

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

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.

Double Happiness

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

The Black Pearl

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

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.

Hihou

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

The Everleigh

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

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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.

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.

Good Heavens

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

Madame Brussels

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

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.

Bomba

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

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Cafes

Dr. Morse Bar & Eatery

Nestled in a quaint corner, Dr. Morse Bar & Eatery is a 19th century heaven boasting a scrummy menu - perfect break from the city bustle.

Bars

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.

Breweries & distilleries

Temple Brewing Company

Beer is better with food, and the fine beer at Temple Brewing Company is matched by exceptional food made in house at the East Brunswick brewery's HQ.

Bars

Bar Americano

Knock back daytime espressos and by night sip on classic cocktails in this standing-room only highlight of Melbourne's best laneway bars.

Bars

Public House

Forget the rock days of old and flex your expense account at this top-notch drinking establishment and restaurant.

Bars

Heartattack and Vine

Choose tasty morsels from the chalkboard cicchetti menu and tipples from the Italian-leaning wine list at this Lygon Street wine bar and cafe.

Restaurants

Bomba

Tuck into simple, affordable Spanish tapas and a lean into the bar that’s so well stocked with vermouth you'll have to stay for a rooftop cocktail.

Bars

The Waiting Room

An opulent hotel lobby bar serving all things elegant from high tea to cocktail hour, this is one waiting room you won't mind spending time in.

Pubs

Prahran Hotel

Classic pub fare and an expansive beer garden pair with the striking new building design to ensure this 'reborn' pub remains a well-loved local.

Bars

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.

Restaurants

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.

Bars

Polē Polē

Why not try some biltong instead of nuts with your Kenyan beer? At Polé Polé the bar snacks are delicious and the beer list span across Africa.

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