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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.

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.

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.

Marion

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

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.

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

Bar Americano

Knock back daytime espressos and nighttime cocktails in this standing-room only bar.

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'.

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.

Eau de Vie

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

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Cocktail bars

Eight of the best

Gin Palace

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

Heartbreaker

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

Hihou

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Goldilocks Bar

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

Madame Brussels

Sip on quaint pastel cocktails and foreign beers while basking in the Madame's whimsical ambience.

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.

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.

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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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Slow Beer

Sip your local beer or fancy imported ale at a leisurely pace, as Slow Beer is all about appreciation of the experience, character and ingredients.

Restaurants

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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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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Mesa Verde

Play your part in this ode to the Latin American cantina and sample a blistering array of tequilas and Mesoamerican-inspired cocktails and bar fare.

Pubs

Imperial Rooftop

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

Restaurants

Seamstress

Get stitched up with modern Cantonese food for dinner after aperitifs in the Indochine-style cocktail bar, finished with a nightcap in the basement.

Live music

Cherry Bar

This old soul of the Melbourne scene was founded by the drummer of the Cosmic Psychos in 2000 and was a launch-pad for local heroes Jet and Airbourne.

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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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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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Embla

Bring an appetite along to the Town Mouse team's welcoming city wine bar, winner of Best New Restaurant in The Age Good Food Guide.

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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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