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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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Munich Brauhaus, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Munich Brauhaus

South Wharf

Pull up a pew in the large beer hall and sample the Munich Haus signature lager or take your pick a series of exclusively imported Bavarian biers.

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The Boatbuilders Yard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Boatbuilders Yard

South Wharf

While away the afternoon, enjoy an after-work beer in the sun, or tuck into snacks from the BBQ at this city favourite next to the Polly Woodside.

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Boney, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Boney

Melbourne

Catch local heroes in the upstairs bandroom, making the most of the filling meals and tasty snacks to power you through the infamous 2am live slot.

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Sister Bella, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sister Bella

Melbourne

Prolong student days at this boho townhouse facsimile, enjoying happy hour in cushy booths over philosophical chats, and mac and cheese for nostalgia.

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James Squire Brewhouse, Docklands, Victoria, Australia

James Squire Brewhouse

Docklands

Drop in on Sunday mornings for the church service before settling in for an afternoon of modern Australian cuisine and locally produced amber ales.

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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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The Wolf and I, Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Wolf and I

Windsor

Settle in for some truly delectable reinventions of classic pub fare amidst the rustic interiors and kitsch features of this Chapel Street favourite.

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Naked for Satan, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Naked for Satan

Fitzroy

Fill a plate with pintxos (tapas-style morsels), order a house-infused vodka cocktail and tally your toothpicks at the end of the night for the bill.

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Village Brasserie, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Village Melbourne

Melbourne

Choose from a list of local and imported craft beers and complement your ales with simple brasserie meals designed to be shared with friends.

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Bosisto's Liquor Bar, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Bosisto's Liquor Bar

Richmond

Get good and cosy at this old-school Italian brunch spot and wine bar from the team behind Double Happiness and New Gold Mountain. A Richmond retreat.

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Southpaw, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Southpaw

Fitzroy

A bar away from your bar fridge, this Fitzroy watering hole - complete with fireplace and Astroturf patio - is a drinker's haven day and night.

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Kent Street Bar and Cafe, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Kent Street Bar and Cafe

Fitzroy

Friendly, relaxed and popular with the local hippies – this is the best of old time Smith Street. Grab a cheap beer and unwind on the outside tables.

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The Night Cat, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Night Cat

Fitzroy

Get ready for a big night of dancing at The Night Cat, and be sure to head down early to catch live performances by local and touring artists.

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Tonka, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Claire Davie.

Tonka

Melbourne

Let the team behind Coda tempt you with their Indian-inspired menu lauded by both The Age Good Food Guide and Gourmet Traveller.

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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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Campari House, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Campari House

Melbourne

Find your floor at this chic restaurant-bar operating over four levels. Leisurely vintage lounge, mod-Italian restaurant or buzzing rooftop courtyard?

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St Hotel, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

St Hotel

St Kilda

Sanctify your session with a tipple upstairs or down in the public bar or social and supper clubs. Stay around for knockout Thai in the dining room.

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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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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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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 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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Fourteen Nights At Sea, Old Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Old Bar

Fitzroy

Stop in for a beer and find everything from snotty punk and country twang to indie pop and acoustic jangles at this much-loved piece of old-Fitzroy.

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Pelican, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Pelican

St Kilda

Sick of the antique-lampshade-and-creaky-sofa school of interior design? No problem. Pull up a pew at Pelican and delve into the cocktail list.

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Workshop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Workshop

Melbourne

Explore the private indoor spaces or enjoy the moonlit rooftop terrace of this great bar and cafe risen from the husk of an old motorbike workshop.

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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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The Aviary, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia

The Aviary

Abbotsford

A stylish bar and restaurant perfectly positioned in Melbourne's 'Little Saigon'. Dine in elegant style or opt for laidback tunes in the beer garden.

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Brutale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brutale

Melbourne

Bust the potato and vodka stereotypes with a menu featuring diverse culinary offerings from across Eastern Europe and lashings of Croatian wine.

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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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The Retreat, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

The Retreat

Brunswick

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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Magic Mountain, Melbourne

Magic Mountain Saloon

Melbourne

It's a diner, a bar, even a breakfast place. Pick from the grill menu, fragrant bowls of modern Thai/Australian food and a spectacular drinks list.

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99 Problems, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

99 Problems

Collingwood

Forget your problems with a bottle of wine or a pint of cider while admiring the incredible murals by Rohan Newman, or enjoy the cute outdoor space.

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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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Dogs Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Dogs Bar

St Kilda

Turn off Acland Street and drink with the locals at Dogs Bar, a true neighbourhood wine bar and a St. Kilda institution, established way back in 1989.

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The Black Pearl, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

The Black Pearl

Fitzroy

If bar tending was an academic pursuit, this would be Harvard, Yale and Oxford combined. Come weekdays for cosy catch ups; weekends are hectic.

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Long Play, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Long Play

Fitzroy

Make a play for the strapping wine list and delicious antipastos on offer at this understated bar and settle in on Sundays for cult cinema screenings.

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The Standard Hotel, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Santana Rudge

The Standard

Fitzroy

This is how things used to be. Have a pint in the public bar, down a steak, or relax with mates in the leafy beer garden.

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Agraba Bar and Mezze, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Agraba Bar and Mezze

North Melbourne

Settle in for a few dangerously good cocktails with authentic Lebanese mezze and old-school tunes. BYO vinyl - if they dig it, they'll spin it.

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Public House, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Public House

Richmond

Forget the rock days of old and flex your expense account at this top-notch drinking establishment and restaurant. Alex P. Keaton would approove.

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Eau De Vie, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Eau de Vie

Melbourne

When your bartender has to don gloves and goggles to prepare your cocktail of choice, you know that this is something they take very seriously.

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The Bridge Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Bridge Hotel

Richmond

Awake the adventurer within − the revamped Bridge Hotel is a maze of saloons and balconies, with a laneway running right through the middle.

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Lui Bar, Rialto, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lui Bar, Vue de Monde

Melbourne

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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Vineyard, St Kilda,  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Vineyard Bar & Restaurant

St Kilda

Settle in for a Sunday session for the ages at St Kilda institution, The Vineyard, with live music, DJs, good company and St Kilda sea breezes.

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Uncle, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Uncle

Balaclava

Meet your new favourite uncle, and enjoy modern, authentic Vietnamese food, al fresco rooftop dining, cocktails and craft brews in Carlisle Street.

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Back Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Back Bar

Windsor

Join a mixed hipster crowd sipping wine and designer cocktails on rich velvet sofas. Think sophisticated, lavish, old-world charm and chandeliers.

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Red Bennies, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Red Bennies

South Yarra

Embrace the unconventional at Red Bennies, a multi-tier art deco theatre and bar, and a carnival of music, cabaret, comedy, circus and burlesque.

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Ferdydurke, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Ferdydurke

Melbourne

Head upstairs and perch on a bar stool for beers and beats. On the menu, meet Frank – a Polish frankenfurter cooked in a beer and sauerkraut broth.

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The Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Carlton

Melbourne

Grab a drink and explore the ever-expanding line-up of bars, rooftop palm trees and gallery spaces, resembling an opulent vertical maze for grown-ups.

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Marmalade Bar, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Marmalade Bar

Prahran

A bubbly venue just off Chapel Street where cocktails, acoustic music and street art converge. Kick back in the beer garden with social butterflies.

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The Wesley Anne, Northcote, Victoria, Australia

The Wesley Anne

Northcote

Congregate with devoted regulars in the sprawling beer garden, elegant dining room or vibrant bandroom of this holiest of northern watering holes.

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