Best Bars in Melbourne’s CBD

Best of Melbourne’s CBD Bars

Can’t wait to break free from lockdowns? Explore epic Melbourne bars and enjoy breath taking views of the CBD with the best rooftop restaurants, pubs and nightclubs the city has to offer.

Catch up with your friends and grab a drink? Yes Please. After two years of lockdowns know that Melbourne’s bars hospitality has missed you dearly. Discover the best Melbourne bars, karaoke venue’s, nightclubs, Irish pubs, rooftop restaurants and great scenic balconies to enjoy your cocktail too.

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Beneath Driver Lane

Beneath Driver Lane, a shrine to quality liquor, great food and good times. This basement bar in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD is one of our cities original buildings. Within it’s raw brick walls you’ll find a welcoming environment that houses top quality food and drinks. Located at Shop 3, Driver Laneread more…

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Bartronica

Bartronica, Australia’s coolest Arcade Bar! Featuring great beer, tasty cocktails and rare video games so you can enjoy all the classics. From Mario Kart to Smash Bro’s they’ve got just what you need including an extensive range of Pinnies, Consoles and Arcades. Basement 335 Flinders Laneread more…

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Lui Bar

Lui Bar boasts an extensive wine, Champagne, beer and spirit collection, as well as a tempting snack menu designed by Vue de monde. Lui Bar’s unmatched ambience echoes the opulence of Gold Rush-era Melbourne as reflected in both its cocktail list and décor. Found on 525 Collins Streetread more…

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The Bottom End

The Bottom End is an amalgamation of a transformed Irish pub with tab beers and back shelf beverages. Ease your way into the weekend with Melbourne’s coolest equivalent to a Los Angeles dive bar with incendiary drinks. 579 Little Collins Street – read more…

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Heartbreaker

Inspired by classic dive bars of Los Angeles, Heartbreaker is a classic good-time bar with a pool table and retro juke box for all your favourite old-school tunes. Sporting craft beers, tequila, mezcal, whiskey and cocktails. Located at 234A Russell Streetread more…

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Dive Bar

Enjoy Dive bar‘s space layered with neon lights and street art with a touch of glitz. You’ll find hot a pink billiard table and old school duke box in this retro bar hidden in Crowne Plaza. L2/1-5 Spencer Streetread more…

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Diesel Bar & Eatery

Step through the 1920’s into the Diesel Bar & Eatery where the décor has evolved dramatically, bringing you one of Melbourne’s moodiest, contemporary bar and restaurants. 202 Little Lonsdale Streetread more…

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Glamp Bar

Glamping comes from the combination of ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’. Glamp Bar brings the fun featuring indoor and outdoor areas providing a sense of energy and adventure. Drink crafty cocktails and feast on modern Oz-African food under safari inspired décor. 238 Little Collins Street – read more…

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Kirk’s Wine Bar

Serving specialty wines and creative bar bites in a chic space with floor-to-celing windows and patio. Kirk’s Wine Bar serves your favourite cheese, bar snacks and wine. 46 Hardware Laneread more…

red neon lights in cbd dive spleen bar in cbd with bar stools beer wine and whiskey on 41 bourke street

Spleen Bar

Spleen Bar is a centrally located awesome comedy dive bar. With everything from free stand-up comedy to trivia and karaoke in a snug venue with vintage décor and a buzzing vibe. 41 Bourke Streetread more…

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Boilermaker House

Boilermaker House is a blues filled temple devoted to malt whisky, craft beer and delicious cocktails. With over 900 whiskies and an ever rotating tap list, the possibilities are endless. 209-211 Lonsdale Streetread more…

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Saving Grace

Hidden on a side street and filled with whiskies, local beer, the blues and plenty of hospitality. Saving Grace is nostalgic from the dive bars and Irish pubs of New York and Boston. 32 Church Laneread more…

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State of Grace

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, State of Grace offers a bustling restaurant on street level, hidden cellar bar, Fall From Grance and Rofftop bar. Enjoy tap beers, delicious cocktails and grazing plates with all your favourites. Located on 27 King Street – read more…

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Section 8

Section 8 is Melbourne’s iconic outdoor container bar. Serving up sunshine, social lubrication and good times since 2006. You’ll find a buzzy open air vibe with DJs, graffiti-covered walls and drinks served from a shipping container. 27-29 Tattersalls Laneread more…

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Melbourne Public

Set in the lovingly restored heritage cargo sheds on Yarra’s edge, Melbourne Public celebrates the best of Melbourne’s past and present in a true Australian style. Consistantly delivering great food, premium drinks and a vibrant atmosphere. 11 Dukes Walk, South Wharf – read more…

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Melbourne Bar Crawl

Melbourne’s biggest and best bar crawl, the #1 night out every Saturday night! Discover Melbourne’s nightlife and full moon party. Starting at 105 Queen Street, read more…

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Bar Americano

Opened by Matthew Bax, Bar Americano pays homage to the Golden Age of drinking when the American Bar’s drinks were USA’s greatest cultural export. Serving classic cocktails that change seasonally with daily distillations, elixirs and infusions. Located at 20 Presgrave Placeread more…

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Arbory Afloat

Cocktails, river views and bar bites on a beach club-style floating venue atop the Yarra bend. Arbory Afloat is the floating sister club of Arbory Bar and Eatery. 2 Flinders Walk – read more…

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Arbory Bar and Eatery

Melbourne’s longest outdoor bar where you’ll find Yarra riverside gourmet brekkie to delicious burgers. Running along flinders station, Arbory Bar and Eatery’s central location and city views make it a great place to visit. 1 Flinders Walkread more…

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Eau De Vie Melbourne

Straight out of the 1920’s prohibition America, you’ll be taken back to a forgotten era. Hidden behind a bookcase, the Eau-de-Vie‘s Whisky Room boasts a large collection of rare and exclusive whiskies. You’ll also find cocktails, intimate booths and mingle at shared high tables. Located on 1 Malthouse Lane – read more…

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Riverland Bar

Riverland Bar is the original Yarra waterfront icon where you can escape the daily grind in our urban beer garden hideaway. This year round outdoor venue is ideal for beers and bites while soaking up the sun in summer, or basking under the heaters in winter with a cocktail. Federation Wharf Vaults 1-9read more…

large projector screen showing vintage film in Loop Project Space and Bar with red velveted couches, hanging plants and decretive lighting in creative meeting space

Loop Project Space & Bar

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, Loop Project Space & Bar is a melting pot for emerging filmmakers, DJs and experimental musicians, designers, writers, progressive thinkers, social innovators and environmental activists. With large format screens, surround sound system, superlative AV facilities and fully licenced bar. 23 Meyers Place – read more…

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Bad Frankie

Bad Frankie showcases the range of boutique Australian spirits and complements them with the iconic Jaffle. Producing a bar that would have existed during the early 20th century, Bad Frankie showcases the range of excellent produce from across the country. 141 Greeves St, Fitzroy – read more…

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Holey Moley Golf Club Melbourne

A mini golf course and bar that turns traditional putt putt into a multi-sensory labyrinth of unique holes inspired by everyday fun to your childhood faves. With drinks, cocktails and tunes at our full service bar, The Caddyshack; Holey Moley will take care of all your off-the-green needs. 590 Little Bourke Street – read more…