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

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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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Captain Baxter, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Captain Baxter

St Kilda

The Captain's come ashore. Named after one of St Kilda's founding fathers, Captain Baxter offers ocean views from an elevated deck and cocktail bar.

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The Beaufort, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Beaufort

Carlton

If you've just stepped off a fishing boat in search of rum and pickles, this self-proclaimed nautical dive bar in Carlton is the place for you.

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Kodiak Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kodiak Club

Fitzroy

Dig into US-style food in grown-up surrounds, accompanying American classics like Buffalo Wings, BBQ ribs and poutine with a huge choice of cocktails.

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The Waiting Room, Southbank, Victoria, Australia

The Waiting Room

Southbank

Neil Perry's first city bar, T.W.R, oozes style and sophistication. Cocktails are served in antique crystal and matched by the deluxe bistro menu.

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Pawn & Co, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pawn & Co.

Prahran

Wanna buy the bar stool you met your new beau on? Take a seat, slam down one of the absinthe cocktails and check the price tag. Anything else?

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Mountain Goat Brewery, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Mountain Goat Brewery

Richmond

If you could buy a brewery a beer you should definitely get one in for Mountain Goat, the local success story behind an explosion of excellent beers.

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City Wine Shop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

City Wine Shop

Melbourne

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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Blue Diamond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Blue Diamond

Melbourne

A hidden jewel in Melbourne's bar tiara, the Blue Diamond is a sultry cocktail hideout with a view, concealed on the 15th floor of an office building.

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Butterfly Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Butterfly Club

Melbourne

Celebrate all that's camp with cabaret, stand-up comedy, musical theatre and even burlesque, accompanied by cocktails in the kitsch-crammed parlour.

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Little Blood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Little Blood Tequila Bar

Fitzroy

Step inside this Mexican saloon and sample Melbourne's best range of tequila. Have it straight up or explore the myriad versions on a theme.

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