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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

Smalls

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

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.

Bar Lourinhã

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

Bellota Wine Bar

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

Marion

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

Gerald's Bar

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

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

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.

Misty Place

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

Ferdydurke

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

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.

Double Happiness

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

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Eight of the best

Rooftop bars

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.

Madame Brussels

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

Naked in the Sky

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

Transit Cocktail Lounge

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

Bomba

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

Goldilocks Bar

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

Siglo

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

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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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Double Happiness

Get double the usual happiness thanks to Chinese-themed fun, like Chairman Mao decor, bubble tea cocktails, dumplings and Kung Fu movie nights.

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Borsch Vodka and Tears

Choose from over 100 varieties of vodka, balanced with authentic (and delicious) peasant food, at this bohemian Polish bar and restaurant.

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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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Chuckle Park

Pull up a stool at this converted caravan on the doorstep of New Guernica for an intoxicating blend of retro charm, cheeky attitude and city chic.

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The Stone Hotel

You can practically taste unpretentious old Fitzroy as soon as you enter The Stone Hotel, where the beer is cold and the music is loud.

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Boney

Catch local heroes in the upstairs bandroom, making the most of the filling meals and tasty snacks to power you through the infamous 2am live slot.

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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 Carlton

Grab a drink and explore the ever-expanding line-up of bars, rooftop palm trees and gallery spaces, resembling an opulent vertical maze for grown-ups.

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The Retreat

Boasting a cosy front bar, massive beer garden and dance hall/band room, The Retreat is cherished by all who pass beneath her faded façade.

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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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The Woods of Windsor

Step inside and be transported to a 1900s speakeasy with over 50 single malts on the menu, and gramophones and taxidermy aplenty.

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