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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

Smalls

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

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.

Gerald's Bar

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

Bar Liberty

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

Embla

Taste further evidence of the Town Mouse team's recipe for success at a welcoming city wine bar.

City Wine Shop

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

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

Eau de Vie

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

Double Happiness

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

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.

Berlin Bar

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

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.

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

Double Happiness

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

Lui Bar, Vue de monde

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

1806

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

Gin Palace

Gin Palace is a laneway cocktail bar where, naturally, gin's the star.

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.

Hihou

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

Heartbreaker

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

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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.

Naked in the Sky

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

Siglo

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

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.

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.

Transit Rooftop Bar

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

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The Prince

Get royally raucous in the iconic public bar of this St Kilda institution or catch major local and international acts in the bandroom upstairs.

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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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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 Everleigh

For a night out full of speakeasy charm, oh-so-knowledgeable barkeeps and impeccable cocktails, head down to The Everleigh on Gertrude Street.

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The Elysian Whisky Bar

Find your new-favourite favourite dram among some 300 bottles of whisky from around the world in this cosy, understated Japanese-style whisky bar.

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.

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Heartbreaker

A neon-lit dive bar with jukebox, pool table, craft beers and cocktails, The Everleigh's CBD sibling is bound to pull at your heartstrings.

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New Gold Mountain

Take a measure of 1920s Hong Kong glamour, mix with two parts opium den, shake it all up, and you get this very decadent boudoir-like laneway bar.

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The Catfish

Bringing great booze, great food and great tunes to the masses is an aim shared by many bars, but not many bars get it as spot on as Catfish does.

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Section 8

So much more than two shipping containers in a car park, Section 8 is where Melburnians go for unpretentious drinks and delectable audio offerings.

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Smalls

As intimate as its name suggests, Smalls bar pours wines from local and international small-scale vineyards and dishes up a menu of bite-sized morsels.

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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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