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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

Cocktail bars

Lui Bar, Vue de Monde

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

Lily Blacks

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

The Everleigh

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

1806

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

Hihou

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

Bar Americano

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

The Black Pearl

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

Eau de Vie

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

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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'.

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.

Section 8

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

Eau de Vie

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

Misty Place

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

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.

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Eight of the best

Rooftop bars

Bomba

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

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.

Rooftop Bar

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

Goldilocks Bar

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

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.

Naked in the Sky

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

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Dogs Bar

Turn off Acland Street and drink with the locals at Dogs Bar, a true neighbourhood wine bar and a St. Kilda institution, established way back in 1989.

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Munich Brauhaus

Pull up a pew in the large beer hall and sample the Munich Haus signature lager or take your pick a series of exclusively imported Bavarian biers.

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Sun Moth Canteen

Kick start your morning with fresh muesli for brekky and then hurry on back after work for dinner, complete with cheese board and local vino.

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The Beaufort

If you've just stepped off a fishing boat in search of rum and pickles, this self-proclaimed nautical dive bar in Carlton is the place for you.

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Uncle

Meet your new favourite uncle, and enjoy modern, authentic Vietnamese food, al fresco rooftop dining, cocktails and craft brews in Carlisle Street.

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Troika

Troika's sharp but unobtrusive interiors remain enduringly popular with artists and designers alike - a typically bold Melbourne speakeasy.

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99 Problems

Forget your problems with a bottle of wine or a pint of cider while admiring the incredible murals by Rohan Newman, or enjoy the cute outdoor space.

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Long Play

Make a play for the strapping wine list and delicious antipastos on offer at this understated bar and settle in on Sundays for cult cinema screenings.

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The Waiting Room

Neil Perry's first city bar, T.W.R, oozes style and sophistication. Cocktails are served in antique crystal and matched by the deluxe bistro menu.

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Morris Jones

Explore this two-storey drinking and dining palace and its sprawling rear courtyard when you're jonesing for after-work eats or kick-off cocktails.

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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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Kirk's Wine Bar

Enjoy the best bits of the City Wine Shop and the European at the other end of town at Kirk's Wine Bar, like fine wines, cheese plates and bistro food.

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