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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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Money For Rope, Cherry, Melbounre, Victoria, Australia. Image: Carbie Warbie

Cherry Bar

Melbourne

This old soul of the Melbourne scene was founded by the drummer of the Cosmic Psychos in 2000 and was a launch-pad for local heroes Jet and Airbourne.

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Little Creatures Dining Hall, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Little Creatures Dining Hall

Fitzroy

Enjoy a little tipple from the brewery's fine selection of ales at this cavernous Fitzroy dining hall and bar. On the go? There's a bottle shop too.

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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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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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Cookie, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cookie

Melbourne

Sing loud your praise for Cookie, the Curtin House bar that mixes beer hall with hidden cocktail lounge and palazzo balconies plus terrific Thai food.

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Alumbra, Docklands, Victoria, Australia

Alumbra

Docklands

Start your evening by watching the sunset over Victoria Harbour with a cocktail in hand - it will make you a Docklands convert, perched on silk cushions.

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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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Double Happiness, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Double Happiness

Melbourne

Get double the usual happiness thanks to Chinese-themed fun, like Chairman Mao decor, bubble tea cocktails, dumplings and Kung Fu movie nights.

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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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