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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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Collingwood World, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Collingwood World

Fitzroy

Map your way to the discreet upstairs Smith Street doorway of this moody, understated, very Melbourne bar serving single malts alongside wine and beer.

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The Collection Bar, East Richmond, Victoria, Australia

The Collection Bar

East Richmond

This is the place to pretend you're at your own apartment drinking cocktails and eating tapas, perched on what everyone believes is an authentic Eames.

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Little Red Pocket, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Little Red Pocket

Melbourne

Feel the electric-Zen mood at this Japanese cocktail bar perfect for lunch, sophisticated post-work drinks or an intimate late-night cocktail.

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Thomas Olive, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Thomas Olive

Collingwood

Hidden at the end of a narrow corridor above Collingwood's popular St Crispin, Thomas Olive is all mood lighting, twenties jazz and Parisien detail.

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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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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 Emerald Peacock, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Emerald Peacock

Melbourne

Preen your plumes for multiple levels of old-world luxe and vintage glamour at the Emerald Peacock’s elegant lounge, cocktail and rooftop bars.

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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 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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Transit, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Transit Cocktail Lounge

Melbourne

Located above the popular Transport bar at Fed Square, Transit is all plush reds, wood panelling and leather lounges. Did we mention the live jazz?

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Bar Lourinha, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bar Lourinhã

Melbourne

Med-inspired tapas and very good vino rule at Matt McConnell's joint. Coming in at #78 in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards.

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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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Riva, Elwood, Victoria, Australia

Riva

St Kilda

Indulge in cocktails on the sweeping deck, seafood platters, Friday 'diva' DJs and sparkle-motion bayside views at this St Kilda bar and restaurant.

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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 Everleigh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Everleigh

Fitzroy

For a night out full of speakeasy charm, oh-so-knowledgeable barkeeps and impeccable cocktails, head down to The Everleigh on Gertrude Street.

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Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bennetts Lane

Melbourne

Catch a smoky jazz gig at this legendary Melbourne venue and host of some 450 gigs a year, including a surprise appearance by Prince in 2012.

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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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Troika, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Troika

Melbourne

Troika's sharp but unobtrusive interiors remain enduringly popular with artists and designers alike - a typically bold Melbourne speakeasy.

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