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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.

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.

Gerald's Bar

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

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.

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.

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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'.

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.

Ferdydurke

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

Section 8

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

Double Happiness

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

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

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.

Double Happiness

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

Heartbreaker

A neon-lit dive bar with sophisticated service and drinks that'll pull at your heartstrings.

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.

Lui Bar, Vue de monde

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

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Rooftop bars

Eight of the best

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.

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 Rooftop Bar

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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Nieuw Amsterdam

New American cuisine ditches the dude food tag and gets sophisticated at this New York-style bar/eatery, with Michael Roszbach (ex Cookie) in charge.

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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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Magic Mountain Saloon

This saloon swings open its doors from early morning till early morning, serving up mod Thai-Oz fare that'll have you thinking islands, not mountains.

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Cantina St Kilda

Swing by for a classic margarita and stay on for a Tex-Mex feast of tacos, nachos and the like and late-night beats into the wee hours.

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The Boatbuilders Yard

Nestled beside MCEC and Polly Woodside sailing ship is an unexpected highlight of the Melbourne drinking and dining scene. The Boatbuilders Yard...

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Bar Nacional

A riot of Spanish dishes, coupled with an expansive bar, Bar Nacional ticks all the boxes for a food adventure in the Docklands precinct.

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Public House

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

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Whitehart Container Bar

Get your Melbourne on with craft beer and cocktails at this two-storey container bar located in a converted car park nestled at the end of CBD laneway.

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Bar Ampere

Bar Ampere has all the absinthe, vermouth and amaro you need to kick start your evening and an all-night kitchen to keep you going till the wee hours.

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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.

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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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Ferdydurke

Head upstairs and perch on a bar stool for beers and beats. On the menu, meet Frank – a Polish frankenfurter cooked in a beer and sauerkraut broth.

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