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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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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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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.

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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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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 Croft Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Croft Institute

Melbourne

Launched when hidden laneway bars where still hard to find, the Croft offers a clinical approach to partying, kitted out like an eerie hospital.

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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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Town Hall Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Town Hall Hotel

North Melbourne

A local that knows how to be a pub. No fickle style changes here as, thankfully, the renovators have been kept away from this North Melbourne gem.

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Bar Americano, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bar Americano

Melbourne

Knock back daytime espressos and by night sip on classic cocktails in this standing-room only highlight of Melbourne's best laneway bars.

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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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Father's Office, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Father's Office

Melbourne

Absorb the vintage decor and prohibition era atmosphere while you feast on an Americana menu boasting buffalo wings and steaks bigger than your face.

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