Naked for Satan, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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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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Windsor Castle, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Windsor Castle


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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The Lounge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Lounge


Cheap drinks, cheap snacks, DJs and indie bands are par for the course. Come Friday, city workers join the scholars on the dance floor.

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Lui Bar, Rialto, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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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The Retreat, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

The Retreat


Boasting a cosy front bar, massive beer garden and dance hall/band room, The Retreat is cherished by all who pass beneath her faded façade.

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London Tavern Hotel, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The London Tavern


See for yourself that footy crowds can indeed go hand-in-hand with top pub food and an increasingly rare local vibe at Richmond's London Tavern.

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Izakaya Den, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Izakaya Den


Watch the chefs behind the bar as they artfully slice up tasty morsels, while roaming waiters pour imported Japanese beers or cool, dry sakes.

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Pole Pole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Polē Polē


Why not try some biltong instead of nuts with your Kenyan beer? At Polé Polé the bar snacks are delicious and the beer list span across Africa.

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Nieuw Amsterdam, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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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Bar DANSK, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Soak up the minimalist design synonymous with Danish interiors and experience a little piece of Copenhagen overlooking bustling Little Bourke.

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Young and Jackson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Young & Jackson


From footy fans and visiting performers to out-of-towners and locals, everyone's had a beer at the Young and Jackson, home of the famous Chloe.

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