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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.

Bar Liberty

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

Smalls

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

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.

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.

City Wine Shop

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

Bar Lourinhã

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

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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.

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.

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.

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'.

Section 8

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

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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.

Lui Bar, Vue de monde

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

Hihou

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

Double Happiness

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

Gin Palace

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

1806

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

Heartbreaker

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

The Black Pearl

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

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Rooftop bars

Eight of the best

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.

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.

Naked in the Sky

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

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.

Transit Rooftop Bar

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

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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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Bomba

Tuck into simple, affordable Spanish tapas and a lean into the bar that’s so well stocked with vermouth you'll have to stay for a rooftop cocktail.

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Morris Jones

Explore this two-storey drinking and dining palace and its sprawling rear courtyard when you're jonesing for after-work eats or kick-off cocktails.

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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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Naked for Satan

Fill a plate with pintxos (tapas-style morsels), order a house-infused vodka cocktail and tally your toothpicks at the end of the night for the bill.

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Munich Brauhaus

Pull up a pew in the large beer hall and sample the Munich Haus signature lager or take your pick a series of exclusively imported Bavarian biers.

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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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Cumulus Up

Kick back and sample the best of local and European wines in the designer interiors of this loft-style bar from the award-winning Cumulus Inc. team.

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Boilermaker House

Make the acquaintance of the eponymous boilermaker, the traditional beer-and-whisky-shot combination that couldn't be hotter right now.

Live music

The Corner Hotel

Join the locals queuing up to see international bands or local stalwarts most nights of the year at this classic Melbourne pub and live music venue.

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The Boatbuilders Yard

While away the afternoon, enjoy an after-work beer in the sun, or tuck into snacks from the BBQ at this city favourite next to the Polly Woodside.

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Long Play

Make a play for the strapping wine list and delicious antipasti on offer at this understated bar and settle in on Sundays for cult cinema screenings.

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