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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

Bar Liberty

'A place for everyone, to drink everything' is what the owners call it. Sounds good to us.

Marion

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

Bar Lourinhã

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

Gerald's Bar

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

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.

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.

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Eight of the best

Laneway bars

Double Happiness

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

Misty Place

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

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.

Ferdydurke

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

Eau de Vie

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

Section 8

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

Berlin Bar

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

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Eight of the best

Rooftop bars

Siglo

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

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 Rooftop Bar

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

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.

Wolf's Lair

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

Good Heavens

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

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Bar Liberty

Start with a Yuzu-shu Spritz and ready yourself for an evening of imaginative bar snacks and shared plates paired with drinks from across the globe.

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Night Cat

Get ready for a big night of dancing at The Night Cat, and be sure to head down early to catch live performances by local and touring artists.

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Transit Rooftop Bar

Located above the popular Transport bar at Fed Square, Transit is all plush reds, wood panelling and leather lounges. Did we mention the live jazz?

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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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Young & Jackson

From footy fans and visiting performers to out-of-towners and locals, everyone's had a beer at the Young and Jackson, home of the famous Chloe.

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The Wesley Anne

Congregate with devoted regulars in the sprawling beer garden, elegant dining room or vibrant bandroom of this holiest of northern watering holes.

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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.

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Lily Blacks

Late night closing every day of the week means finishing a night out with a classic cocktail at Lily's isn't just a possibility, it's inevitable.

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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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IceBar Melbourne

The ultimate arctic experience and at minus 10 degrees IceBar Melbourne is definitely the coolest place in town and the only venue of its kind in...

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Royal Saxon

See why Richmond's historic Royal Saxon is now hailed as a prize-winning 'urban ruin' after a 2009 refurb by Melbourne designers Six Degrees.

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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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