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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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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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Eau De Vie, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Eau de Vie

Melbourne

When your bartender has to don gloves and goggles to prepare your cocktail of choice, you know that this is something they take very seriously.

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The Emerald Peacock, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Emerald Peacock

Melbourne

Preen your plumes for multiple levels of old-world luxe and vintage glamour at the Emerald Peacock’s elegant lounge, cocktail and rooftop bars.

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Los Barbudos, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Los Barbudos

Fitzroy

Mojitos anyone? Pack your best beard, pull up a stool and choose from an inspiring selection of the finest Cuban rums, this side of, well, Cuba.

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Transit, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Transit Cocktail Lounge

Melbourne

Located above the popular Transport bar at Fed Square, Transit is all plush reds, wood panelling and leather lounges. Did we mention the live jazz?

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Bar Ampere, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bar Ampere

Melbourne

Bar Ampere has all the absinthe, vermouth and amaro you need to kick start your evening and an all-night kitchen to keep you going till the wee hours.

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Riverland, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Riverland

Melbourne

Walk down from Princes Bridge and join the merry throng along the banks of the Yarra River. Grab a beer, hit the BBQ and watch the boats go by.

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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 Everleigh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Everleigh

Fitzroy

For a night out full of speakeasy charm, oh-so-knowledgeable barkeeps and impeccable cocktails, head down to The Everleigh on Gertrude Street.

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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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Madame Brussells, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Madame Brussels

Melbourne

Sip pastel cocktails and foreign beers while basking in the whimsical ambience of Alice in Wonderland meets Alice in Accounts with magical city views.

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Troika, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Troika

Melbourne

Troika's sharp but unobtrusive interiors remain enduringly popular with artists and designers alike - a typically bold Melbourne speakeasy.

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Bar Economico, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Alicia Taylor

Bar Economico

Richmond

Welcome to Bar Economico, a rum house inspired by the 'dirty drinking holes' of Latin America, with a shanty ticket booth and rum by the boatload.

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Rooftop Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rooftop Bar

Melbourne

Take in jaw-dropping views of the CBD skyline at Rooftop Bar, set seven storeys atop the popular Curtin House.

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Gin Palace, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gin Palace

Melbourne

If 'after work drinks venue' was a genre, this bar would define it. With warm honey tones, swanky couches and a bourgeois drinks list highlighted by...

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Great Northern Hotel, North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Great Northern

North Carlton

Set amid the tree-lined streets of North Carlton, this reinvigorated classic has been keeping the locals refreshed since its opening way back in 1883.

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Mesa Verde, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mesa Verde

Melbourne

Play your part in this ode to the Latin American cantina and sample a blistering array of tequilas and Mesoamerican-inspired cocktails and bar fare.

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Berlin Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Berlin Bar

Melbourne

Choose a side in this hard-to-find bar divided to represent East and West Berlin: spartan and functional or chintzy jazz age kitsch. You decide.

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Rrose Bar, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rrose

North Melbourne

Small, cosy and well rrad. The actual bar here offers the kind of counter space that home chefs dream of. Behind that is a vista the rest of us dream...

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Goldilocks Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Goldilocks Bar

Melbourne

Discover the wonder and excitement of fairy tales over classic cocktails and service and a vibe that are just right, at this upstairs and rooftop bar.

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