Best Cocktail Bars in Melbourne’s CBD

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Best Cocktail Bars in Melbourne’s CBD

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1806 Cocktail Bar

Named after the year the word ‘cocktail’ came into lexicon, 1806 is an award-winning bar that lives and breathes the history of the classic cocktails since 2007. Priding themselves on using premium spirits, homemade fixings and the freshest produce to bring you house favourites and classics. 169 Exhibition Street – read more…

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Nick & Nora’s Melbourne

Nick & Nora’s is a cocktail and champagne bar that brings the golden era of glamourous and decadent post probation soirees to the modern day. Bringing you legendary parties with hospitality from world class bartenders in this exclusive elegant event space. 80 Collins Streetread more…

Bar tender with beard and tattoos pouring malt whisky on wooden bar with hundreds of whiskies in back ground shelves in Boilermaker house lonsdale street

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 Street – read more…

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The Everleigh

The Everleigh is an intimate cocktail bar, inspired by the Golden Era of fine drinking. Their expert team deliver warm, intuitive service winning the recognition of multiple world class accolades. Level 1/150 Gertrude Street, Fitzroyread more…

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Trouble in Dreams

Trouble in Dreams is a cocktail and wine-bar focused on high quality and original cocktails in Footscray. Accompanied by a rotating list of interesting, minimal-intervention wines, a curated selection of craft beers and some delicious cheese and charcuterie. 297 Barkly Street, Footscray – 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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Bar Clara

Established in 2019, Bar Clara provides an adventure for the senses while enjoying great company. With creative and engaging and well balanced cocktails made from whole, fresh and interesting ingredients. You’ll also find a genuine environment with warm human connection that’s all too often missed in our modern isolated times. 87 Little Bourke Streetread more…

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GoGo Bar

Underneath Chin Chin restaurant, you’ll find GoGo, the sweet mistress, tempting you to settle in, stay a while and spend the evening exploring its little black book of cocktails. The cocktail selection highlights South East Asian ingredients according to the season and sports a unique and wonderful wine list. 125 Flinders Lane – read more…

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Lay Low Bar

The Lay Low recreates worldwide hospitality experiences in your very own neighbourhood bar. Enter through the hidden door and ask the team to take you through the bespoke house made cocktails created with local seasonal produce and an exclusive food menu. 93 Buckley Street, Seddon – read more…

ponyfish island floating bar with lights glowing at night on the yarra river under pedestrian street footbridge with melbourne cbd city lights in background

Ponyfish Island

A bar and restaurant with a location as unique as its name, Ponyfish Island is Melbourne’s newest venue, a floating haven hidden in the heart of the Yarra River. Located under the Pedestrian Street Footbridge, Ponyfish Island gives you a chance to castaway the big city with drinks and food on demand. read more…

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Goldilocks Bar

Nestled atop the Denyers building, the Goldilocks bar focuses on local Victorian craft brew & wine. Enjoy their classical cocktails, delectable food within their rooftop view. Located at 5/264 Swanston Street – read more…

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Lily Blacks

Lily Blacks is for the true cocktail aficionado. Bringing the prestige of the golden era of cocktails to its illustrious laneway location. Serving up the finest pre-prohibition libations to Avant-grade, modern classics until late. 12 Meyers place read more…

Seamstress Cocktail Bar

Seamstress Restaurant & Bar opened in 2007 in Melbourne’s historic Chinatown district and is housed in a 120year-old former textile factory. Winding up the stairs to the second floor’s Westerner empirical styled Seamstress Cocktail Bar. 113 Lonsdale Streetread 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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Union Electric Bar & Rooftop Gin Garden

Union Electric; Melbourne’s favourite laneway cocktail bar. A cheeky little rooftop bar serving the finest cocktails, craft beers, gin and rum; featuring loud shirts and old school hip hop, you’ll find them constantly creating and evolving drink menus with strange and wonderful new flavours. Located at 13 Heffernan Lane, read more…

decoratively lit berlin bar on corrs lane with east/west themed bar with plush banquettes and bunker style decor

Berlin Bar

Established in 2009, Berlin Bar is a place where Capitalist opulence confronts Communist austerity. Berlin Bar’s classic cocktails mingle with modern creativity and old-fashioned table service blends with a relaxed atmosphere. Level 2/16 Corrs Laneread 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…

dimly lit french bar margaux counter with wine and cocktails in back ground of basement late night venue on 111 Lonsdale Street CBD Victoria

Bar Margaux

Bar Margaux is a late night bar and brasserie. With a menu built on French bistro classics, an extensive wine and cocktail list making Bar Margaux Melbourne’s new late night love affair. Basement 111 Lonsdale Street -read more…

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Lustre Bar

Lustre Bar is one of Melbourne’s hidden gems. A leader in cocktail mixology and private functions. Offering an intimate laid-back atmosphere with quality first pour drinks. With a vast range of premium spirits and 10 year old wine by the glass. Level 1/252 Flinders Lane – read more…

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The LuWow Tiki Bar

Can’t Travel? Experience a tropical Tiki party in the LuWoW Cocktail Bar! Well known for it’s eye-popping cinematic décor, sensational long lost sounds and above all, their amazing tropical cocktails has re-opened it’s doors in a prime spot in Melbourne’s CBD on 212 Little Collins Street, read more…

dimly lit interior of fitzroy bar the black pearl with leather booths, bar stools and spirit bottles on shelves

Black Pearl

A Fitzroy institution for 19 years, the Black Perl fosters some of the most amazing talent to come from the Australian bartending scent. In the heart of Melbourne’s hospitality mecca, its a meeting place for their amazing regulars and cocktail lovers alike. 304 Brunswick Street, Fitzroyread more…

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Romeo Lane

An intimate table service cocktail bar with seasonal grazing menu and old world charm. Romeo Lane was originally named after the narrow thoroughfare harping back to the 1800’s red light district. 1A Crossley Street – read more…

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Mjølner Melbourne

Mjølner is a luxe Viking and Norse inspired restaurant, immerse yourself in award winning hospitality and surrounds featuring contemporary Scandinavian design and historic Viking features. Delivering a unique and indulgent dining experience, offering guests escapism and the enjoyment of fine food and world class beverages. 106 Hardware Street – read more…

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Above Board

It might be hard to find, and only has 12 seats, but Above Board is an intimate award winning minimalist bar specialising it’s emphasis on creating great cocktails. 306 Smith Street, Chopper Lane, Collingwood – read more…

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Market Lane Bar

Cocktail and whiskey bar on Market Lane’s balcony bar atop a soaring glass hotel atrium. Experience timeless luxury housed in our much loved Melbourne landmark. 495 Collins Street – 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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Siglo

Rising from wraparound timber stairs, Siglo Bar is a stunning cube of industrial steel, glass and neon, opening to the striking city views. The terrace offering focuses on classic cocktails, spirits and champagne, as well as fine Cuban cigars and bar snacks. 2/161 Spring Street – read more…

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Whisky and Alement

Whisky and Alement has over a thousand whiskies from the classics to independent bottlings. Australia’s largest collection of Scotch Malt Whisky Society on pour right through to some of the rarest whiskies. Paired with tasty cocktails and rotating list of amazing crafter beers, this friendly, cosy bar has you covered. 270 Russell Street – read more…

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Joe Taylor Bar

In the heart of North Melbourne, Joe Taylor Bar combines classic cocktails, tap wines, craft beer and stone-fire pizza in a cosy and relaxed environment. 7 Errol Street – read more…

inside softly lit venue of Gin Palace on Russell Place with brown leather couches and inside plants against ornate curtains

Gin Palace

Sample late night martinis and classic cocktails in Gin Palace’s quirky basement lounge with electric old-world charm. Peruse the menu featuring vast quantities of the best and worst gins in the world, or indulge in a cocktail list influenced by rare, fresh and seasonal ingredients. 10 Russell Place – read more…

inside upstairs pub of loch & Key on 34 franklin street. bar tender pouring drinks for customers at cocktail and whisky and craft beers on back shelves

Loch & Key

Loch & Key is your home away from home. Priding themselves on unique cocktails, whiskey and craft beers. A destination different from most where you’ll fit in with everyone. 34 Franklin Street – read more…