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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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Ponyfish Island, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ponyfish Island

Melbourne

Clinging to a pylon beneath the pedestrian bridge over the Yarra to Southbank, you'll find a pop-up oasis of beer, coffee and tasty toasties.

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New Gold Mountain, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

New Gold Mountain

Melbourne

Take a measure of 1920s Hong Kong glamour, mix with two parts opium den, shake it all up, and you get this very decadent boudoir-like laneway bar.

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Section 8, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Section 8

Melbourne

So much more than two shipping containers in a car park, Section 8 is where Melburnians go for unpretentious drinks and delectable audio offerings.

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The Toff in Town, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Toff in Town

Melbourne

Take to the dimly lit train-carriage booths or Lynch-worthy bandroom. Or take Lindy Hop class. This bar pretty much knows what you need before you do.

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Howler, Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Howler

Brunswick

Howl at the moon from the enormous beer garden or nestle into cosy booths inside for beats, an impressive beer list and an Asian-tapas style bar menu.

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Rrose Bar, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rrose

North Melbourne

Small, cosy and well rrad. The actual bar here offers the kind of counter space that home chefs dream of. Behind that is a vista the rest of us dream...

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Misty Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Misty Place

Melbourne

One of the city's original laneway bars, Misty continues to churn out cocktails and good vibes to anyone who's wily enough to remember where it is.

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Spice Market, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spice Market

Melbourne

Sip late-night cocktails and nibble on Middle Eastern bar snacks in this decadent basement bar. Nestle into private booths or hit the dance floor.

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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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Brooks of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brooks of Melbourne

Melbourne

Just like your imaginary personal butler, Brooks will scratch your itch, whether you're hankering for a snack and a cocktail or a five-course meal.

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