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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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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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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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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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Romeo Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Romeo Lane

Melbourne

Find love in the form of cocktails seductive enough to woo tastebuds from any side of the family divide at this laneway newcomer (formerly Von Haus).

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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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London Tavern Hotel, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The London Tavern

Richmond

See for yourself that footy crowds can indeed go hand-in-hand with top pub food and an increasingly rare local vibe at Richmond's London Tavern.

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Money For Rope, Cherry, Melbounre, Victoria, Australia. Image: Carbie Warbie

Cherry Bar

Melbourne

This old soul of the Melbourne scene was founded by the drummer of the Cosmic Psychos in 2000 and was a launch-pad for local heroes Jet and Airbourne.

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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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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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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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