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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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Gun Street Girls at the Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Carbie Warbie

The Esplanade Hotel

St Kilda

AC to the DC with a dose of grit and guitars at the 100-year-old Espy, with its welcome rock, bands, tattoos, steak, beer, and stunning bayside views.

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Mr Wilkinson, Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia

Mr Wilkinson

Brunswick East

Named after Brunswick's founding father and sleek with recycled timber, black steel and charcoal grey, it's is a smart local for the smart locals.

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Transport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Transport

Melbourne

Duck in for a quiet drink before boarding the train or kick start your night out at this Fed Square favourite, opposite Flinders Street Station.

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Black Cat, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Black Cat

Fitzroy

A lounge-room-style cafe by day, this cosy bar gets crowded with DJs and drinkers at night. Its beer garden is seriously coveted real estate.

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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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Sun Moth Canteen & Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sun Moth Canteen

Melbourne

Kick start your morning with fresh muesli for brekky and then hurry on back after work for dinner, complete with cheese board and local vino.

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No. 8 by John Lawson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

No. 8 by John Lawson

Southbank

Savour the delicacies of regional produce at the Crown complex. At No. 8 by John Lawson, seasonal local produce gets the fine-dining treatment.

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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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The Local Taphouse, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

The Local Taphouse

St Kilda

Find beer lovers' nirvana with a wide range of rare brews to be supped from armchairs and Chesterfields, and gastro pub style fare in the dining room.

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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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