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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

City Wine Shop

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

Gerald's Bar

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

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.

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.

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.

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Laneway bars

Eight of the best

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.

Bar Ampere

Unwind in the futurist surrounds, sample the imaginative menu, or discover the 'swamp room'.

Double Happiness

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

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.

Eau de Vie

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

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

Heartbreaker

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

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.

Lily Blacks

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

1806

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

The Black Pearl

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

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.

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Rooftop bars

Eight of the best

Goldilocks Bar

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

Good Heavens

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

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.

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.

Bomba

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

Siglo

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

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Good Heavens

Take a gander at Fancy Hanks’ new rooftop neighbour, where it’s all about Palm Springs glamour, hyper-colour drinks, and easy smash-and-grab eats.

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Imperial Rooftop

Try to stop yourself from breaking out into a flamenco-stomp back to your table on this rooftop deck with striking Parliament House views.

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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.

Restaurants

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.

Leisure activities

TRAPT Bar and Escape Rooms

TRAPT is the first bar and escape room venue located in the heart of Melbourne's central business district. Designed for groups of up to eight...

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Sister Bella

Prolong student days at this boho townhouse facsimile, enjoying happy hour in cushy booths over philosophical chats, and mac and cheese for nostalgia.

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Rooftop at QT

Nestled amongst Melbourne's ever-expanding city skyline, quench your thirst while taking in the heart and soul of Melbourne from above.

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Murmur

Turn off Little Bourke and ascend the narrow staircase to emerge in a boutique drinking den of ironwork, distressed walls and Chesterfield sofas.

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Bar Americano

Knock back daytime espressos and by night sip on classic cocktails in this standing-room only highlight of Melbourne's best laneway bars.

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Bouvier

Inspired by 'Black Jack' Bouvier, the womanising father of Jackie Onassis, Bouvier is more Manhattan charm for grown-ups than northside hipster haven.

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Romeo Lane

Find love in the form of cocktails seductive enough to woo tastebuds from any side of the family divide at this laneway newcomer (formerly Von Haus).

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Pelican

Sick of the antique-lampshade-and-creaky-sofa school of interior design? No problem. Pull up a pew at Pelican and delve into the cocktail list.

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