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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.

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 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.

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.

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

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'.

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.

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.

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

Lui Bar, Vue de monde

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

The Everleigh

Experience a night full of speakeasy charm, oh-so-knowledgeable barkeeps and impeccable cocktails.

Heartbreaker

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

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.

Hihou

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

1806

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

Lily Blacks

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

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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.

Goldilocks Bar

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

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.

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.

Siglo

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

Transit Rooftop Bar

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

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Kirk's Wine Bar

Enjoy the best bits of the City Wine Shop and the European at the other end of town at Kirk's Wine Bar, like fine wines, cheese plates and bistro food.

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City Wine Shop

Indulge in a tipple and bite to eat among the treasure trove of bottled delights, a favourite haunt for wine connoisseurs at the top end of town.

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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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Berlin Bar

Choose a side in this hard-to-find bar divided to represent East and West Berlin: spartan and functional or chintzy jazz age kitsch. You decide.

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Transit Rooftop Bar

Located above the popular Transport bar at Fed Square, Transit is all plush reds, wood panelling and leather lounges. Did we mention the live jazz?

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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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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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The Public Bar

Seven days in a week and seven reasons to spend them at The Public Bar, one of Melbourne's classic boozers featuring trivia, comedy, and live music.

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Lui Bar, Vue de monde

It makes sense that Melbourne's most sophisticated cocktail bar is also one of the city's highest, looming over the city from the Rialto's 55th floor.

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Robot

Fusing Astro Boy, Voltron memorabilia and manga with a slick sake and cocktail menu, Robot will bring memories of after school TV flooding back.

Local produce

Starward Distillery

Imbibe Starward's award-winning Melbourne single malts neat and in cocktails at the cellar door and see where the magic happens on a distillery tour.

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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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