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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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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 Black Pearl, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

The Black Pearl

Fitzroy

If bar tending was an academic pursuit, this would be Harvard, Yale and Oxford combined. Come weekdays for cosy catch ups; weekends are hectic.

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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 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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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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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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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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The Bridge Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Bridge Hotel

Richmond

Awake the adventurer within − the revamped Bridge Hotel is a maze of saloons and balconies, with a laneway running right through the middle.

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Teriyaki Anarchy Sake, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Teriyaki Anarchy Sake

Collingwood

Stop in for a crisp beer and yakitori (chicken skewers) at Collingwood's own Japanese teriyaki den. Tempt fate with a 'Bloody Hugo Hates Me' cocktail.

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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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Izakaya Den, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Izakaya Den

Melbourne

Watch the chefs behind the bar as they artfully slice up tasty morsels, while roaming waiters pour imported Japanese beers or cool, dry sakes.

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Vineyard, St Kilda,  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Vineyard Bar & Restaurant

St Kilda

Settle in for a Sunday session for the ages at St Kilda institution, The Vineyard, with live music, DJs, good company and St Kilda sea breezes.

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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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Seamstress, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Seamstress

Melbourne

Get stitched up with modern Cantonese food for dinner after aperitifs in the Indochine-style cocktail bar, finished with a nightcap in the basement.

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Red Bennies, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Red Bennies

South Yarra

Embrace the unconventional at Red Bennies, a multi-tier art deco theatre and bar, and a carnival of music, cabaret, comedy, circus and burlesque.

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Geralds Bar, Carlton North, Victoria, Australia

Gerald's Bar

Carlton North

An award-winning Melbourne drinking den where the supremely knowledgeable waiters serve up rustic Italian bites and fine wines of impeccable pedigree.

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Green Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Green Park

North Fitzroy

Weekend dining, New Orleans jazz and kids' menus – the guys know the North Fitzroy demographic. Brekky, lunch or evening drinks, it's all you need.

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The Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Carlton

Melbourne

Grab a drink and explore the ever-expanding line-up of bars, rooftop palm trees and gallery spaces, resembling an opulent vertical maze for grown-ups.

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Marmalade Bar, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Marmalade Bar

Prahran

A bubbly venue just off Chapel Street where cocktails, acoustic music and street art converge. Kick back in the beer garden with social butterflies.

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The Wesley Anne, Northcote, Victoria, Australia

The Wesley Anne

Northcote

Congregate with devoted regulars in the sprawling beer garden, elegant dining room or vibrant bandroom of this holiest of northern watering holes.

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