Melbourne Hidden Bars

Melbourne's hidden bars the most interesting secret bars & pubs - next time you're in town be sure to visit them! We also have lists on rooftop bars or if vino is your go-to tipple then check out our best wine bars lists

Discover Melbourne’s Hidden Bars

Melbourne is a city with a lot of hidden gems, and these are just some of the best. You`ll find bars located down cramped laneways, behind fridge doors, behind bookshelves and in closets that barely fit eight people. Consider this list Melbourne’s hidden bars the most interesting secret bars & pubs – next time you’re in town be sure to visit them! We also have lists on rooftop bars or if vino is your go-to tipple then check out our best wine bars lists.

Trinket bar‘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.

If you’re looking for adventure in true Melbourne style, step through the wardrobe to discover their hidden cellar bar. So whether you need something refreshing, delicious or book a function, Trinket bar has you covered!

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.

The team also sells beers (including international craft brews), wines (from Australia’s best wineries) and cocktails by award-winning vintages. Stop by for a visit today!

The Black Rabbit is a New York style lounge bar in Melbourne. They have an excellent American bar food menu, innovative cocktails and are the perfect place to go for after work drinks or night life. The rustic charm of this basement bar makes it one of Melbourne’s best hidden city secrets.

The bar is an homage to some of the owner’s favourite American bars, but with a delicious Melbourne twist. It offers a wide variety of delectable delights including an exotic range of spirits, masterfully crafted signature cocktails and a variety of the world’s best brews both in bottle & on tap. Come down to drink up!

Bartronica is an arcade bar on 335 Flinders Lane Melbourne that brings back the nostalgic gaming memories of your youth. They have an extensive collection of vintage games from all eras. Play classics like Pac Man, Space Invaders and Tetris or get competitive with Street Fighter II or Mortal Kombat III. You can also enjoy cocktails and craft beer at the bar while you play!

Golden Monkey is your oriental drinking den and nightspot hidden away on Melbourne’s Hardware Lane. Discover their romantic, mysterious, and pleasure-seeking venue. Part opium den, part Shanghai 1920s nightspot, the Golden Monkey Bar is dedicated to serving you fine drinks and fun times. Hidden away in Melbourne’s Hardware Lane, this bespoke basement bar is one of the CBD’s best kept secrets.

Inside hidden cbd asian Manchuria night club on level 1 Waratah place, intimate secluded venue


One of Melbourne’s best kept secrets, operating for over 15 years, Manchuria’s where old-world Asia meets new world Melbourne. An intimate seclude hidden venue residing in the heart of China Town. Immerse yourself in it’s ambience, cocktail/charcuterie combinations and leave your worries behind. Level 1/7-9 Waratah Place – read more…

Woman in white dress stepping into wardrobe in Trinket bars hidden cellar bar with bar tender and people drinking in back ground

Trinket Bar Melbourne

Welcome to Trinket Bar, Flinders Lane’s pizza and cocktail bar. If you’re an adventurer in true Melbourne style, step through the wardrobe to discover a hidden cellar bar… 87 Flinders Lane – read more…

crowd talking inside murmur piano bar with exposed wooden beams in decadent club with red furnishings

Murmur Piano Bar

Follow the murmur of a distant piano and follow the red neon signs to one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets. The Murmur Piano Bar sports rustic-chic cocktails, creative tapas and craft beer. 17 Warburton Lane – read more…

over hanging lanterns in chuckle park laneway caravan bar in cbd on little collins street with seated customers enjoying wine, cocktails and craft beer

Chuckle Park

In a little, leafy CBD laneway lies the charming Chuckle Park Bar. A caravan bar surrounded by plants, flowers and lanterns. Chuckle Park serves up delectable cocktails, fun wines and tasty craft beer and cider. 322 Little Collins Street – read more…

adult only play ground arcade at b. lucky and sons melbourne central with arcade games and neon lights

B. Lucky & Sons Melbourne

Feeling Lucy? B. Lucky and Sons Melbourne is a player’s paradise and the perfect place to blow off steam. You’ll find the ultimate adult playground with arcade games and even a quirky pawn shop. Sample luscious liquors, creative cocktails, pints, pots and more. Level 3/211 La Trobe Streetread more…

group of adults toasting drinks at valhalla underground bar with bring arches and viking axe in background

Valhalla Bar

Valhalla is a doorway to an after-work haven. Imagine a Nordic design, it’s a modern take on a Scandinavian style underground bar. With a menu that harnesses the freshness and cuisine and great cocktails. The basement bar can be found on 477 Collins Street – read more…

bar tender with white shirt smiling in hidden fiftyfive basement bar with customers buying beer and spirits on back shelves


Fiftyfive basement bar is your afternoon beer session to late night tequila topper. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it, hidden in the city’s heart. Have your choice of six beer taps on constant rotation and a wide selection of beers from home and abroad. Venture into its back bar lovingly curated with seasonal and fresh cocktails, it’s your home away from home. 55 Elizabeth Street – read more…

two men seated at small candle lit table in dessous basment wine bar on flinders lane


Submerge yourself into Dessous’s decadent subterranean basement CBD wine bar amongst softly lit greys and green marbles. Tucked under Flinders Lane, you’ll enjoy wine friendly food with everything from classic cocktails to creative and highly seasonal drinks. Basement 164 Flinders Lane. read more…

massive shelves lined with acholic bottles and two bar tenders and the whisky and alement

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…

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…