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Trinket Bar

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | (03) 9810 0044

Email | info@trinketbar.com.au

87 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

At Trinket bar’s Step through the wardrobe and into a hidden cellar bar that’s perfect for private events with a touch of wow factor. Their bartenders will serve up your favourite cocktails in this moody space, complete with a private bar for up to 50 guests.

Trinket’s Bottomless Pizza and Cocktail Bar on Flinders lane is a great place to enjoy some drinks, have some after work drinks, or hang out with friends. You can also come for their Sunday Sips if you want a chilled weekend.

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Romeo Lane

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | 0457 673 647

Email | info@romeolane.com.au

1A Crossley St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Romeo Lane is a cocktail bar in Melbourne, Australia. The drinks menu features classic cocktails and newly invented ones, as well as seasonal small plates. There’s plenty of old-world charm at this place with the addition of Prohibition era-style drinks to create an enjoyable experience for anyone looking for a drink.

Located in Crossley Street lane, there’s the ever-popular coffee and cakes menu for those with a sweet tooth, as well as some delicious cocktails for those who prefer something a tad stronger.

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Boilermaker House

Menu | Website | Booking

209-211 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone | (03) 8393 9367

Email | info@boilermakerhouse.com.au

Boilermaker House is a blues filled temple devoted to malt whisky, craft beer and delicious cocktail menu. Boilermakers are a pairing of beer and whisky that creates an experience more than the sum of its parts. With over 900 whiskies and an ever-rotating tap list.

This inventive restaurant from former Eau de Vie chef Andrew Douglas applies the Boilermaker concept to plates like chips with whisky salt and beer vinegar.

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Rooftop Bar

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | (03) 9654 5394

Email | info@rooftop.net.au


Curtin House, level 7/252 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Melbourne Rooftop Bar is a popular spot on the seventh floor for after-work drinks, but there’s more on offer than just that. There are an impressive selection of cocktails, beer and cider available as well as neat wine. Burgers and fries are also available for your hunger cravings.

The Rooftop Cinema is the main attraction and CBD views of the Yarra River above Cookie on the seventh floor of Curtin House are breath-taking. Enjoy a range of food offerings from our Burger Shack including vegetarian options or downstairs in Mesa Verde Restaurant.

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Bar Liberty

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | (03) 9415 9025

Email | goodtimes@barliberty.com

234 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Bar Liberty Fitzroy Melbourne, Australia is an innovative and fun bar with a laid-back approach. The refashioned bar globe, with champagne sabre (a sword used to slice the top off champagne bottles), being able to drink bourbon from a 1956 Ford Thunderbird are all just some of the reasons why Bar Liberty is so special.

The bar has partnered with Pennyweight Wines in Beechworth, and Tom Shobbrook from South Australia to create a custom red and orange wine that is served on tap. Bar Liberty’s story that began back in 2008, when Leon Furst and Josh Begbie took on the challenge of turning a run-down old coffee shop into a funky little wine bar.

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Old Palm Liquor

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | (03) 9380 2132

Email | enquiries@oldpalmliquor.com

133B Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057

Walk into Old Palm Liquor Brunswick bar on Lygon Street and you feel like you’re in a friend’s lounge room. The music is great (expect everything from jazz to soul), as is the company. Old Palm Liquor is the sequel to North Fitzroy’s six-years-older Neighbourhood Wine.

They offer an extensive 300 bottle wine list with something to suit everyone’s tastes – including wines from Japan! The house red and white wines are sourced from Koerner in South Australia and are a great value at only $9 each. A weirdly coherent mix of golden-brown timber panels, stretched rattan ceilings, fans with blades like canoe paddles, vintage pokies-room padded stools and genuine ’80s brown tiles.

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The Shady Lady

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | 0421 228 482

Email | info@theshadylady.com.au

36 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

The Shady Lady Fitzroy bar is a classic watering hole in Melbourne, Australia. Orange tasselled lampshades cast a soft glow over the long bar lined with stools. It’s comfortable and familiar inside 36 Johnston Street – dimly lit with worn concrete floors, dark teal paint on the walls and wood panelling for that lived-in feel.

The Shady Lady is a Fitzroy cocktail bar with an eclectic, welcoming vibe. The owners Rosie & Georgina Maughan & MandyJo Reinier wanted the space to feel like “a cool grandma’s house.” They succeeded. It has mismatched furniture and vintage decorations.

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Section 8

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | 0430 291 588

Email | media@section8.com.au

27-29 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

Section 8 Melbourne bar is a hip outdoor Melbourne bar set in an old vacant car park between Lonsdale Street and Chinatown. Known simply as the ‘container bar’ because the staff serve drinks from a bar converted from a shipping container, the place is quite possibly hipster heaven, with graffiti-covered walls, wooden pallets strewn about in place of chairs, and steel drums for tables.

The food menu offers hearty dishes like burgers and pasta to keep you going through your night out on town. With live DJs every weekend, Section 8 has become one of Melbourne’s most popular bars.

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Bar Margaux

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | (03) 9650 0088

Email | info@barmargaux.com.au

Basement/111 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Bar Margaux is a new New York inspired French bistro in Melbourne, Australia; created by Michael and Zara Madrusan. The French menu features classic dishes such as steak tartare, escargot (snails in lots of garlic and Pernod butter), and soupe à l’oignon. This soup features rich beef stock, five-hour caramelised onions, and a slice of baguette with melted Gruyere on top – decadent enough to share!

Brought to you by the Shade is a hospitality group, Bar Margaux at 111 Lonsdale Street serves up Award-winning cocktails to warm your heart and soul!

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Sweatshop

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | (03) 9663 6363

Email | info@seamstress.com.au


113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Sweatshop Basement Bar & Yard. A New York inspired basement bar is perfect for any event, from private dinners to cocktail parties. With an urban and industrial chic vibe, this space offers complete privacy and can accommodate up to 30 guests for a sit down dinner or 120 guests for a cocktail party.

Sweatshop is a modern cocktail bar in the basement of The Seamstress. Only accessible from above ground level through an entranceway hidden behind Seamstress’s backroom Drystore Espresso.

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Ferdydurke

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | (03) 9639 3750

Email | info@ferdydurke.com.au

31 Tattersalls Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

Ferdydurke Melbourne Bar is inspired by Witold Gombrowicz’s classic surrealist novel. Our interior takes inspiration from the eccentricity and creativity of the novel, with floor to ceiling poster art and a love for all things absurd and eclectic. Perched high in a historic 1860s building above an iconic Melbourne laneway, Ferdydurke’s loft is a celebration of our favourite pastimes; leisure, pleasure and liquor.

The loft space is decorated with antique furniture and art, and the drinks menu pays homage to traditional Polish vodka cocktails.

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Double Happiness

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | unknown

Email | drink@double-happiness.com.au

21 Liverpool St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Double Happiness Melbourne bar exudes an Oriental charm that would be its destiny before doors even opened.

With more than 19 years of trade under its belt, were responsible for creating approximately 181,000 espresso martinis, throwing 2704 birthday parties, consuming 12,580 litres of vodka, hosting 3,170 first dates and inspiring 5+ Double Happiness tattoos. This eclectic Melbourne bar is reminiscent of 1930s Shanghai, with its Oriental-inspired décor and tongue-in-cheek attitude.

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Above Board

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | unknown

Email | info@aboveboard.com

Level 1/306 Smith St Chopper Lane

Above Board is a cocktail bar in the heart of Collingwood, Victoria Australia. Owner Hayden Lambert has impeccable bartending credentials (Bar Americano, the Merchant Hotel).

Business partners Manu Potoi (Rockwell & Sons, Bar Liberty) and Cornelis Ribbe. There are no intimate corner tables or booths – the only place to sit is at the big 12-seat island bar, or the coveted pair of two-seater banquettes behind it.

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Lui Bar

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | (03) 9691 3888

Email | info@luibar.com.au

525 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Lui Bar Melbourne is a sophisticated cocktail bar situated on Level 55 of the Rialto building. The atmospheric space echoes Melbourne’s Gold Rush-era with its decadent décor and an extensive wine, Champagne, beer and spirit collection.

Creations like their signature ‘Lui Sour’ with Japanese whisky. Also serving wine including Domaine Chandon California Champagne and Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Sauvignon.

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The Everleigh

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | (03) 9416 2229

Email | info@theeverleigh.com

Level 1/150-156 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

The Everleigh is a Melbourne bar for cocktail connoisseurs. The drinks menu includes creative cocktails like Son of a Beesting, made with Settlers Old Tom gin, lemon, honey and ginger; or Honky Tonk made with Bourbon and Montenegro.

Found at the top of a set of steep stairs on Gertrude street Fitzroy. You enter through a simple glass entrance and ascend into an atmospheric and cosy space with exposed brick walls, vintage furnishings and dimly lit lighting.

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Arbory Afloat

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | 9629 1547

Email | hello@arbory.com.au

2 Flinders Walk, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Arbory Afloat just of Flinders Walk is a vibrant space to enjoy drinks and Turkish dining from their extensive menu. The Arbory is located right next to their sister venue The Arbory Bar & Eatery, beside Flinders Station so you can take in Melbourne’s most scenic spots while sipping your cocktails.

The Arbory Afloat Melbourne is excited to return to the Yarra River, in the heart of Melbourne, for its sixth consecutive season. Transporting you to the exotic Turquoise Coast in Turkey.

Arbory Bar & Eatery

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | (03) 9614 0023

Email | hello@arbory.com.au

1 Flinders Walk, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Arbory Bar and Eatery in Melbourne is a unique venue in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. This historic location has been lovingly restored. The venue features an urban beer garden hideaway with delicious seasonal dishes.

Designed by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, the decked alfresco area connects Princes Bridge and Southbank footbridge. Half of that length is taken up with a large container housing two bars, bathrooms and kitchens on the Yarra River.

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Goldilocks Bar

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | unknown

Email | manager@goldilocksbar

Denyers Building, Level 4/264 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Goldilocks bar is a rooftop bar with a focus on local Victorian craft brew & wine but also showcases the weird and wonderful from around the globe. With quality original and classic cocktails, delectable food options and a big focus on sustainability and recycling.

You can also order Chinese-style bar bites from Mr Kwok downstairs, including crispy salt and pepper chicken ribs and steamed Shanghai dumplings. Goldilocks bar has been nestled atop of Denyers Building since it opened in 2005 fit up to 76 guests!

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Heartbreaker Bar

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | (03) 9041 0856

Email | info@heartbreakerbar.com.au

234A Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Heartbreaker is a bar that has an intimate aesthetic vibe. The red neon sign, “HEARTBREAKER”, crowns this Melbourne bar which is the antithesis of Maadrusan’s first bar, “THE EVERLEIGH“. This place features cocktails & dinner from Connie’s Pizza.

Including cocktails like Negroni, Martini, Old Fashioned or Manhattan. All of our ingredients are top quality; such as Tanqueray Gin, Ciroc Vodka and Hendrick’s Gin.

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Beneath Driver Lane

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | Unknown

Email | drink@driverlanebar.com

Basement/3 Driver Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Beneath Driver Lane is a shrine to quality liquor, good food and great times. This basement bar’s located in Basement 3 Driver Lane, Melbourne in the heart of the CBD and is one of our cities original buildings.

Within it’s raw brick walls you’ll find a welcoming environment housing top quality food and drinks menu. whisky shop in Melbourne that stocks up to 160 whiskies and more than 70 rums. They carry many of the world’s best-selling brands like Glenfiddich 18 year old, Johnnie Walker Blue.

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Kirk’s Wine Bar

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | (03) 9600 4550

Email | info@kirkswinebar.com

46 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Nestled in the heart of Melbourne CBD, Kirk’s Wine Bar offers an elegant European setting with Parisian-style outdoor seating and cosy indoor space with floor-to-ceiling windows. Breakfast is available until midday, with croque monsieur and smoked salmon on potato blini accompanied by sunny-side up eggs.

Kirk’s Wine Bar was once home to Kirk’s Bazaar Hotel – one of Melbourne earliest pubs. The project is a joint partnership between Ian Curley (long-time executive chef of The European) and co-owners Con Christopoulos and Josh Brisbane.

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Bartronica

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | (03) 9629 9921

Email | bartronicamelb@gmail.com

Basement 335 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

Bartronica is an arcade bar on 335 Flinders Lane Melbourne that brings back the nostalgic gaming memories of your youth. Play classics like Pac Man, Space Invaders and Tetris or get competitive with Street Fighter II or Mortal Kombat III.

Melbourne’s most authentic arcade bar and home of the largest collection of arcade games in Australia. The owner, Joshua Egan started collecting games as a 10-year old, and he now has over 50 machines on site.

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Angel Music Bar

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | unknown

Email | dancewithme@angelmelbourne.com

12 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Angel Music Bar is a unique, two-level venue in the heart of Melbourne. Similar to a wine bar cross nightclub with Funktion-One sound systems. A popular Melbourne musician, Con Christopoulos has packed in a lot of work with this new creation.

Con Christopoulos ran The European and City Wine Shop; as well as Kirk’s Wine Bar, French Saloon, Neapoli and Butchers Diner. Music is his passion – so it was only natural that he would open Angel Music Bar at the end of 2016.

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Ponyfish Island

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | Unknown

Email | manager@ponyfish.com.au

Pedestrian Bridge Melbourne, VIC 3006

Ponyfish Island is a floating bar anchored under the Southbank pedestrian bridge in Melbourne. They serve fresh Asian-inspired cuisine, crafty cocktail menu and local wine and beer. Following a redesign, Ponyfish Island now features terrazzo-topped tables, comfy lounge areas and custom sunshades.

From the team that brought you Taboo, 1000 Pound Bend and Sister Bella comes a new venture to play with. The whole venue has been designed by Grant Smilie from 360 agency.

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Union Electric Bar

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | (03) 8609 3161

Email | info@unionelectric.com.au

13 Heffernan Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

Union Electric is a hip hop laneway cocktail bar and rooftop gin garden that creates strange new flavours. They have craft beers, gin, rum, and are named after Bill Murray’s character in the film “Groundhog Day.” Union Electric has an old school vibe with modern twists on classic cocktails.

Tucked away on Heffernan Lane under the lightning bolt in Melbourne’s Chinatown. Huw Griffiths (owner of the Royal Saxon, Madame Brussels and Le Bon Ton) and his business partner Shane Whiteley have created this unique place that will remind you of London or New York City.

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Bar Americano

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | Unknown

Email | accounts@trinktank.com

20 Presgrave Place, Melbourne Victoria 3000

Bar Americano is a homage to the Golden Age of drinking and pays tribute to the great American bars that were USA’s greatest cultural export. Serving classic cocktails that change seasonally with daily distillations, elixirs and infusions at 20 Presgrave Place. As soon as you enter it’ll remind you of the quintessential Parisian bars of the 1920s.

Bar Americano is from Matt Bax, the maverick behind Caffe Sospeso, Above Board, Bar Economico and Bar Exuberante. Cocktails taken from Robert Vermeire’s iconic 1922 tome Cocktails and How to Mix Them, with the menu changing seasonally.

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Dive Bar

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | (03) 9648 2733

Email | hello@divebar.melbourne

L2/1-5 Spencer Street Crowne Plaze, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Crowne Plaza Dive Bar is a great place to spend some time with friends or on your own. With neon lights and an old-school feel, you will be transported back to simpler times as soon as you step inside. They have a large drinks menu that range from beer on tap to cocktails and wine.

You can find an extensive list of cocktails with clever names like the Dirty Mocha, Passionfruit Martini, Dive Bomb, Autumn Apple Jack and LOLITA. Dive Bar Melbourne is a bar with an upbeat atmosphere. The dimly-lit space is layered with neon and street art, and features a custom designed jukebox and pool table.

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Tetto Di Carolina

Menu | Website | Booking

Phone | (03) 9867 7954

Email | info@tettodicarolina.com.au

48 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141

Tetto di Carolina rooftop cocktail bar is part of the Carolina complex on Toorak Road, which includes Bar Carolina and Cantina Carolina. Tetto is smooth, suave, expensively dressed and comfortably luxurious. It offers classic cocktails with a modern twist, as well as infused and herbal drinks. The Wall Street combines sandalwood-infused bourbon with Martini Rubero and Lillet Blanc.

Joe Mammone, co-owner of the bar, it has a six-metre walnut bar, handmade walnut stools and white terrazzo tiles. The designer, Chris Connell, has drawn inspiration from cocktail bars in Italy and Europe. 

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Hope St Radio

Wine Bar | Website | Booking

35 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066

Hope Street Radio is a wine bar and digital radio station located in Collingwood, Australia. The two-story venue features an intimate ground level space with live music and DJs, Hope St Radio champions local musicians, produce and offer a 60-strong wine list with international grapes like Bordeaux, Champagne, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon or even Italian Nebbiolo.

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Madame Brussels

Rooftop Bar | Website | Booking

Fun and kitschy rooftop bar in Melbourne, Madame Brussels. This bar is decked out in all things cutesy and pastel, with plenty of timber furniture and AstroTurf to make you feel like you’re outdoors. The drinks list is full of tongue-in-cheek references to jugs, balls, and oral pleasure – so be prepared to blush! The staff are flirty and fun, making this the perfect spot.

3/59 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Ends and Means

Bar | Website | Booking

At Ends and Means, sustainability is key. This Melbourne bar produces less than one bag of landfill a day, thanks to its focus on being low-waste. But that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on cocktails – in fact, they’re still some of the best in town. Owners Marc Frew and Josh Hunt opened Ends and Means with a vision of creating a sustainable cocktail bar, and they’ve succeeded.

79 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Whisky & Alement

Whisky Bar | Website | Booking

Step into the dimly lit Whisky and Alement bar in Melbourne, Australia and you’ll feel as if you’ve entered a whisky lovers paradise. With over 350 whiskies to choose from, this bar knows how to please a crowd. Whether you’re a Scotch aficionado or just looking to explore new drams, there is something for everyone at Whisky and Alement. The knowledgeable staff are always happy to help make recommendations and guide newcomers through the world of whisky.

270 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Mr West

Footscray Bar | Website | Booking

Mr West is a craft beer, wine and cocktail bar in Footscray. They offer 26 rotating taps of craft beers and wines, as well as cocktails made with fresh fruit juices, house-made syrups and liqueurs. They are also open late every day! This is a great place to come for a drink before dinner or after work.

106 Nicholson St, Footscray VIC 3011

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Arlechin

Bar | Website | Booking

Arlechin is a late night bar that serves food. The vibe here is dark and moody, with high ceilings, marble bar, and seating for 40 people. This place has clever lighting, as well as the wine cellar from Grossi stored behind glass like an offering to Bacchus himself. With its long marble bar and seats for forty people, this nondescript alley has borne fruit at last with Arlechin.

Mornane Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000

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The Moon

Bar | Website | Booking

The Moon is a wine bar in Collingwood that has a feeling of being like the VIP room of a nightclub or cocktail lounge. They have an approachable list of wines by the glass, with a slant towards Alsatian styles and more out-there stuff. If you don`t know anything about wine, this might not be your place to go; if you do have some knowledge or are adventurous when it comes to wine, then this would be perfect for you!

28A Stanley St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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Archive Wine Bar

Wine Bar | Website | Booking

Archive Wine Bar is a hole-in-the-wall wine bar that was started by Ray Nadeson and Maree Collis (owners of Lethbridge Wines) and partners Graham and Ingrid Sutherland. It boasts a 170-strong list of wines, and Graham can often be spotted at the bar armed with a trusty Coravin. Barolo, Burgundy, Yarra Valley.

140 High St, Belmont VIC 3216

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Cookie

Restaurant | Website | Booking

If you’re looking for a Melbourne institution, look no further than Cookie. This bar has something for everyone, with a versatile space that morphs from beer hall to cocktail bar to Thai restaurant throughout the day and night. Whether you’re a local or just in town for a visit, Cookie is definitely worth checking out.

252 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Gin Palace

Gin Bar | Website | Booking

The Gin Palace is a Melbourne cocktail bar that offers a luxurious and opulent experience. With dim lighting, plush seating, and velvet walls, the Gin Palace feels like a hidden gem in the basement of an old building. The cocktails are expertly made and reasonably priced, making it a great place to relax after work or on the weekend.

10 Russell Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Dessous

Bar | Website | Booking

Dessous is a subterranean bar and restaurant in Melbourne that offers a menu of snacks, but also enough to nudge casual drinkers into staying for dinner. Once you’re settled in the subterranean space – all greys and marble and low lights – there’s a sense of concealment.

Basement/164 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Gerald’s Bar

Carlton Bar | Website | Booking

Gerald Diffey and Mario Di Ienno, the brains behind Gerald’s Bar in Carlton, have put their all into this establishment. Between the two of them they have years of experience in some of Melbourne’s best restaurants – but Gerald’s Bar is different. It has a warm light and pleasant atmosphere that will make you feel at home, like a local.

386 Rathdowne St, Carlton North VIC 3054

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Embla

CBD Bar | Website | Booking

Embla is a restaurant, wine bar and live music venue in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. The dark, rustic interior has been designed by Kiwi architect Allistar Cox and features exposed brick work, timber floors and communal tables. Christian McCabe’s goal was to create an uncomplicated approach to food and wine with partner Dave Verheul

122 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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The Elysian

Bar | Website | Booking

The Elysian Whisky Bar is a small and cosy whisky and cocktail bar located on the lower end of Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. With an ever changing backbar of 350 bottles of rare and interesting whiskies on the shelves, and a focus on Independent Bottlings from around the world.

113 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Diesel Bar & Eatery

Nightclub | Website | Booking

Diesel Bar & Eatery is a modern-day interpretation of the old-school speakeasy, where the décor has evolved dramatically to bring you one of Melbourne’s moodiest and contemporary bars. Located in Little Lon’s former red light district, Diesel offers an intimate space that brings together aspects of both past and present.

202 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Byrdi

Bar | Website | Booking

BYRDI is a Melbourne cocktail bar that takes its inspiration from the local environment, serving drinks that reflect the unique flavour of Victoria Australia. From native fruits to indigenous spices, BYRDI has something for everyone. Located at 211 La Trobe Street in Melbourne and open 7 days a week.

211 La Trobe St, Tenancy GD075, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Eau De Vie

Cocktail Bar | Website | Booking

Eau-de-Vie is a Melbourne cocktail bar, hidden behind a book case. The bar is straight out of 1920’s prohibition America, and from the moment you walk in you are taken back to a much forgotten era. Once inside you can sit up at the bar, at one of our shared high tables, our low banquette and coffee table seating, or a more intimate and private booth.

1 Malthouse Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Cherry Bar

CBD Bar | Website | Booking

The Cherry Bar is a Melbourne CBD bar founded in December 1999 by former Cosmic Psychos drummer Bill Walsh. Located on ACDC Lane (off Flinders Lane between Russell St and Exhibition St), the bar replaced existing artists studios in the building to make a rock music venue that has become a popular concert after-party venue for touring bands and their crews.

68 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Gimlet at Cavendish House

Bar | Website | Booking

Gimlet at Cavendish House is a cocktail bar and dining room in Melbourne, Victoria. Step into a world of nostalgia and glamour at Gimlet at Cavendish House, located in a landmark 1920s building on leafy Russell Street. It has been lavishly reimagined by Andrew McConnell and Acme & Co.

33 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Bad Frankie

Bar | Website | Booking

Bad Frankie is a Fitzroy bar and a great spot for gin lovers. This Melbourne bar stocks 150 gins, all sourced from Australia! The store’s owner and passionate bartender, Seb Costello, has met each distiller in his quest to stock the shelves of this Melbourne establishment. He’ll tell you everything you need to know about any particular spirit—just ask him!

141 Greeves St, Fitzroy VIC 3056

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Storyville

Cocktail Bar | Website | Booking

StoryVille is Melbourne’s fairytale-themed bar, where the drinks are mixed with care and the decor is darkly whimsical. Expect to find a bewildering mix of classic children’s novels and grown up stories all over the walls, plus some very interesting magical cocktails mixed with care. The space has been designed by Josh Lefers (Pawn & Co, East 9th Brewing).

185 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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Siglo

Rooftop Bar| Website | Booking

Siglo Bar is a modern architectural design with an incredible view of Melbourne. The space has two levels, the first level is made up of timber and steel which acts as a wraparound staircase to the second level where you can enjoy city views from behind glass walls. Designed by studio/collective, Siglo Bar offers drinks and food whilst also being able to cater for events on the second floor.

2/161 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Paradise Alley

Collingwood Bar | Website | Booking

Paradise Alley is the perfect place to enjoy a drink. The owner, Laura Twomey (ex City Wine Shop) has created a lively and engaging environment that`s popular for all of Fitzroy and Collingwood. Since the place became popular, Laura has been managing the crowd expertly to make sure everyone gets what they want without having to wait too long for it!

25 Easey St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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Pearl Diver Cocktails and Oysters

CBD Bar | Website | Booking

The team behind Pearl Diver Cocktails and Oysters Melbourne have brought the best of the sea to landlocked Little Bourke Street. The seafood-focused bar and restaurant offers an ever-changing selection of fresh oysters, as well as cocktails and wine on tap.

56 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Garden State Hotel

Bar | Website | Booking

Garden State Hotel sports sprawling tiered Beer Garden is the heart and soul of the hotel, with lush greenery and enormous ficus trees tower, seamlessly blending the outdoors in for a beer garden experience.

101 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Golden Monkey

Bar | Website | Booking

Golden Monkey Bar is hidden in Melbourne’s Hardware Lane and dedicated to fine drinks and good times. With a focus on cocktails and spirits, Golden Monkey has something for everyone – whether you’re looking for a relaxing opium den-style setting or want to dance the night away in 1920s Shanghai.

389 Lonsdale St, Hardware Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Magic Mountain Saloon

Restaurant | Website | Booking

Magic Mountain Saloon, Melbourne’s most exciting CBD Thai Restaurant and Bar. The beautiful venue is situated a stone’s throw away from the theatre district and Parliament house, making it the perfect spot for banquets, a la carte dinners, and bottomless brunches.

62 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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Loch & Key

CBD Bar| Website | Booking

Loch & Key is a Melbourne bar that prides itself on being a space that feels like home. This cabin-in-the-woods themed bar is the perfect complement to Captain Melville’s downstairs restaurant and bar. With wood finishes and gentlemen’s club trimmings.

34 Franklin St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Loop Project Space & Bar

Bar | Website | Booking

LOOP Project Space Bar is Melbourne’s longest running artist-run space and bar. Supporting emerging artists, musicians and community since 2003, LOOP has been a home for creative minds of all disciplines. With a focus on film, music and art, the bar is a melting pot for filmmakers, DJs and experimental musicians.

23 Meyers Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Glamp Bar

Bar | Website | Booking

Glamp bar and PolēPolē kitchen is an African themed bar with the most amazing architecture. It has a PolēPolē kitchen which offers various snacks and food, famous liquors. PolēPolē is known for its versatility in dishes- everything from continental to Thai to Indian cuisine is on offer. Glamp bar also offers live music performances by renowned Ghanaian musicians every weekend.

238 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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The Black Pearl

Fitzroy Bar | Website | Booking

The Black Pearl bar is a Fitzroy institution for 19 years, fostering some of the most amazing talent to come out of the Australian bar industry. Be sure to check out The Attic on the weekends; bookings can be made via the link above.


304 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3000

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Nick & Nora’s Melbourne

Wine Bar | Website | Booking

Nick and Nora’s is a cocktail and wine bar that brings the golden era of glamourous and decadent post prohibition soirees to the modern day, in the heart of Melbourne. Inspired by fictional murder solving duo Nick and Nora Charles from novel The Thin Man.

80 Collins Street via, 11 Benson Walk, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Bodega Underground

CBD Bar | Website | Booking

Bodega Underground is Melbourne`s first and only mezcal bar. With over 70 bottles of mezcal and 30 tequilas, we are sure to have something for everyone. Our bartenders are passionate about mezcal and are more than happy to teach you about this smokier, more rustic cousin of tequila.

55 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Cumulus Inc.

Wine Bar | Website | Booking

Cumulus Inc. is Melbourne’s premiere wine bar. Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, Cumulus has a grandiose selection of wines from all over the world. The venue has been designed to provide guests with an intimate yet relaxed environment where they can enjoy their favourite bottle or explore new ones at their leisure.

45 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

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The Mill Restaurant & Charlies Bar

Bar | Website | Booking

Adding a touch of class to the Hardware Lane precinct, the Mill Restaurant and Charlie’s Bar offer the ultimate in dining and drinking. A CBD bar in a converted warehouse, dressed in decadent shades of chocolate brown and gold, fusing raw brick and timber with soft leather and chandeliers.

71 Hardware Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Bar Clara

CBD Bar | Website | Booking

A sophisticated venue in the CBD with polished cocktails, Bar Clara is your go to. The basement bar provides you with alluring music, ambient lighting and velvet couches which provide an everlasting luxurious experience. Choose from freshly crafted seasonal cocktails like Banoffee Special with a flamed meringue top or delicious house wine and craft beer.

87 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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Spleen Bar

CBD Bar | Website | Booking

It’s Spleen Bar. They have booze and are fun. What more do you want? The only thing better than coming in to drink is coming in to play pool, or watch live comedy on Monday nights. You can also get your weekly fix of Shit Pub Trivia on Tuesday night, and rock out with the band every Friday and Saturday night!

87 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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Berlin Bar

Bar | Website | Booking

Berlin Bar is a European bar with an East/West theme, inspired by the culture and history of Berlin City. It has been designed as a sophisticated yet relaxed space for those seeking out Melbourne’s best cocktails or those simply looking for a nightcap to end their day. The venue features classic seating alongside modern creativity and old fashioned cocktails.

Level 2/16 Corrs Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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GoGo Bar

Bar | Website | Booking

Hidden on Flinders Lane under Chin Chin, GoGo Bar offers an intimate space with 10-seat booths and a delicious menu of Asian-inspired share plates. The cocktails are also something to write home about – think yuzu margaritas, sake slushies and passionfruit martinis.

125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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Murmur Piano Bar

Bar | Website | Booking

Murmur Piano Bar is Melbourne’s original laneway bar and live music venue. Nestled away in the heart of the CBD, they offer a unique experience for all lovers of music and cocktails. Their baby grand Yamaha piano is perfect for intimate shows, while a lively atmosphere is perfect for letting your hair down.

17 Warburton Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Her Rooftop Bar

Rooftop Bar | Website | Booking

Her Rooftop Bar sits atop the historic Pacific House with a carefully curated selection of boutique wines, beers and spirits. Melbourne’s newest rooftop bar is the perfect place for a casual drink or an intimate dinner.

270 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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The LuWow

Bar | Website | Booking

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, The LuWow Tiki Bar is a tropical paradise. This retro-themed bar features eye-popping cinematic décor, sensational long lost sounds and above all, their amazing tropical cocktails. And if you can’t make it to the tropics for your next holiday, then visit the LuWoW Cocktail Bar!

212 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jungle Boy

Windsor Bar | Website | Booking

Swing open the fridge door at Boston Sub in Windsor and you’ll find a little slice of the tropics. Jungle Boy is an unassuming bar out back that serves up delicious rum cocktails. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing Hemingway Spritz or something more exotic, Jungle Boy has you covered. So pull up a chair, take a sip, and let your troubles melt away.

96 Chapel St, Windsor VIC 3181

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1806

Cocktail Bar | Website | Booking

Welcome to 1806, Melbourne’s first and finest cocktail bar. Named after the year the word cocktail came into lexicon, you’ll find premium spirits, homemade fixings and the freshest produce. Whether its a martini or margarita you`re in the mood for, or something a little more adventurous like our signature Pisco Sour, they have something for everyone.

169 Exhibition St, Melbourne Vic 3000

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Natural History Public Bar

Restaurant | Website | Booking

Natural History Public Bar is a unique and suave late-night American diner slash steakhouse slash caviar and oyster bar. Taking cues from Manhattan’s Natural History Museum and the century-old Grand Central Oyster Bar, this establishment has playfulness woven into its design.

401 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Curious

Bar | Website | Booking

Curious is a hidden cocktail bar in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Downstairs, you will find an intimate setting with dark-timber beams and dimmed lighting. The drinks are expertly crafted by Charlie Ainsbury, who has helped to curate some of Australia’s most respected brands including Proof & Co and Odd Society Spirits.

408 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Galah

Bar | Website | Booking

The Galah Bar is a bougie, high-end wine bar that prides itself on stocking only the finest wines from Australia and around the world. The staff are knowledgeable about the various types of wines, which makes it easy for customers to find something they enjoy. They also have an impressive selection of meats and cheeses for those looking for some light snacks with their drink.

216 High St, Windsor VIC 3181

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Neighbourhood Wine

Bar | Website | Booking

Neighbourhood wine bar Fitzroy north Melbourne provides a relaxed and comfortable environment with an amazing wine selection. The team has put together a 20-page wine list that features natural wines, biodynamic wines and organic wines from around the world. Including a wide selection of local and imported beers on tap.

1 Reid St, Fitzroy North VIC 3068

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The Rum Diary Bar

Bar | Website | Booking

The Rum Diary is a Fitzroy institution, and for good reason. It’s the perfect spot to unwind with a delicious cocktail in hand. The bar features an extensive rum selection, spanning 150 bottles from all over the Caribbean, South America, Mauritius and Spain. Whether you’re looking for a white, golden, spiced or raw rum, The Rum Diary Bar has you covered.

334 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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House of Correction

Cocktail Bar | Website | Booking

The House of Correction is a cocktail bar with an upscale, yet relaxed atmosphere. The space has been completely redesigned from its somewhat awkward, fairy tale-themed predecessor. Now when you exit the lift onto level four of the building at 264 Swanston Street you’re funnelled down a hallway panelled in frosted glass. At the end, you’re greeted by a well-dressed host.

Denyers, Building, Level 4/264 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000