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Experience Melbourne's eclectic spirit with a night out exploring the wonderful nightspots peppering the city's streets and laneways.

Go your own way
Up a flight of stairs, down a laneway, on a rooftop or in an orchestra pit, Melbourne sure knows how to hide a bar. You never know where the next great drinking spot is going to pop up, so let us help.

Tall tales and cocktails
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 and challenged by installation art, or chow down on a late night snack, the city at night is awash with possibilities.

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Grumpy's Green, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Grumpy's Green

Fitzroy

With a long list of local beers, rainwater-fuelled toilets and a purely vegetarian menu, Grumpy's leaves nary a carbon footprint on Smith Street.

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Seamstress, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Seamstress

Melbourne

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

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The Melbourne Supper Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Melbourne Supper Club

Melbourne

You just know a place is good when waiters go there for knock-off drinks. This favourite combines the city's longest wine list with a rooftop bar.

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Pope Joan, East Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

Pope Joan

East Brunswick

Pope Joan's is the neighbourhood joint with more; a cosy cafe, bar, casual restaurant showcasing top local ingredients, and a produce store to boot.

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Milk the Cow, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Milk the Cow

St Kilda

Impress a date at this late night fromagerie and choose from over 70 cheeses, expertly matched with a range of local and international wines.

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Windsor Castle, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Windsor Castle

Prahran

Leave the bustle of Chapel Street for this quirky, beloved bar, where a leafy courtyard and cosy, indoor nooks ensure an escape for all seasons.

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Black Cat, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Black Cat

Fitzroy

A lounge-room-style cafe by day, this cosy bar gets crowded with DJs and drinkers at night. Its beer garden is seriously coveted real estate.

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Siglo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Siglo

Melbourne

Climb the grand staircase to a place of beautiful wines, international beers and late-night snacks - all with views of grand, floodlit architecture.

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Horse Bazaar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Horse Bazaar

Melbourne

Give your senses their dues, with cocktails for the tongue, tunes for the toe-tips, visual art for the eyeballs, and chats for the old grey matter.

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The Prince, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

The Prince

St Kilda

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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