Sweatshop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Show map

Bars

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.

Highlights

Showing 81 - 100 of 168 results

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.

Read more | Show on map

White Rabbit Record Bar, Kensington, Victoria, Australia

White Rabbit Record Bar

Kensington

Enjoy laidback tunes in the play retro interior or cool courtyard of this cafe/bar/record store/club. Embrace the bunny theme with a 'Donnie Darko'.

Read more | Show on map

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.

Read more | Show on map

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.

Read more | Show on map

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.

Read more | Show on map

The Order of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Order of Melbourne

Melbourne

Grab a comfy booth in the hunting club surrounds of the main club or hit the rooftop bar for some 'South Pacific' vibes and city views.

Read more | Show on map

No35

Melbourne

Dine out on the views over Melbourne from the 35th floor of the Sofitel, as well as impeccably cooked local produce with a focus on simplicity.

Read more | Show on map

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.

Read more | Show on map

Pawn & Co, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pawn & Co.

Prahran

Wanna buy the bar stool you met your new beau on? Take a seat, slam down one of the absinthe cocktails and check the price tag. Anything else?

Read more | Show on map

Wolf's Lair, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wolf's Lair

Carlton

Cosy up downstairs or soak up a sunny afternoon with jugs of summery cocktails and gourmet pizzas at one of Melbourne's most well-hidden rooftop bars.

Read more | Show on map

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.

Read more | Show on map

Sweatshop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sweatshop

Melbourne

Head down to this basement bar for imaginative cocktails and imported beers. No sweat. And if there is, there are West Coast Coolers on offer. True.

Read more | Show on map

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.

Read more | Show on map

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.

Read more | Show on map

The Red Hummingbird, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Red Hummingbird

Melbourne

A little red birdcage marks the spot for this hard-to-find, rooftop bar with killer cocktails. It's a perfect aviary for a tipple all year round.

Read more | Show on map

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.

Read more | Show on map

Pole Pole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Polē Polē

Melbourne

Why not try some biltong instead of nuts with your Kenyan beer? At Polé Polé the bar snacks are delicious and the beer list span across Africa.

Read more | Show on map

Young and Jackson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Young & Jackson

Melbourne

From footy fans and visiting performers to out-of-towners and locals, everyone's had a beer at the Young and Jackson, home of the famous Chloe.

Read more | Show on map

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.

Read more | Show on map

The Beaufort, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Beaufort

Carlton

If you've just stepped off a fishing boat in search of rum and pickles, this self-proclaimed nautical dive bar in Carlton is the place for you.

Read more | Show on map

Rooftop bars


Laneway bars

Best restaurants

Bars with bite

Snack in style at these bars.

Melbourne