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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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Royal Saxon, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Royal Saxon

Richmond

See why Richmond's historic Royal Saxon is now hailed as a prize-winning 'urban ruin' after a 2009 refurb by Melbourne designers Six Degrees.

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Morris Jones, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Morris Jones

Windsor

Explore this two-storey drinking and dining palace and its sprawling rear courtyard when you're jonesing for after-work eats or kick-off cocktails.

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Ferdydurke, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Ferdydurke

Melbourne

Head upstairs and perch on a bar stool for beers and beats. On the menu, meet Frank – a Polish frankenfurter cooked in a beer and sauerkraut broth.

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The Standard Hotel, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Santana Rudge

The Standard

Fitzroy

This is how things used to be. Have a pint in the public bar, down a steak, or relax with mates in the leafy beer garden.

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The Merrywell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Merrywell

Southbank

Wrap your laughing gear around the contender for Melbourne's best burger at Crown's expansive gastro-pub, which also boasts an epic cocktail list.

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The Aviary, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia

The Aviary

Abbotsford

A stylish bar and restaurant perfectly positioned in Melbourne's 'Little Saigon'. Dine in elegant style or opt for laidback tunes in the beer garden.

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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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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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Mr Wow's Emporium, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mr Wow's Emporium

Fitzroy

There's nothing to say but 'wow' at Mr Wow's Fitzroy Emporium, with its sweet cocktails, pool table, indoor bocce pitch, ping pong and bangin' DJs.

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Butterfly Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Butterfly Club

Melbourne

Celebrate all that's camp with cabaret, stand-up comedy, musical theatre and even burlesque, accompanied by cocktails in the kitsch-crammed parlour.

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