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Experience Melbourne's eclectic spirit with a night out exploring the wonderful nightspots peppering the city's streets and laneways.

Go your own way
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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Royal Saxon, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Royal Saxon

Richmond

See why Richmond's historic Royal Saxon is now hailed as a prize-winning 'urban ruin' after a 2009 refurb by Melbourne designers Six Degrees.

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Bellota Wine Bar, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bellota Wine Bar

South Melbourne

Savour simple European staples that complement the excellent, exhaustive wine options – or buy a bottle from the conjoining Prince Wine Store.

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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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The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Evelyn

Fitzroy

Discover the best of the Fitzroy pub scene under one roof – comfy sofas and beer garden by day, sticky carpets, crowds and heaving moshpit by night.

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Joe's Shoe Store, Northcote, Victoria, Australia

Joe's Shoe Store

Northcote

Stroll up High Street to this bar stocked with old world wines and rare beers. Elbow some room at the bar or find a spot in the crowded backyard.

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Fourteen Nights At Sea, Old Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Old Bar

Fitzroy

Stop in for a beer and find everything from snotty punk and country twang to indie pop and acoustic jangles at this much-loved piece of old-Fitzroy.

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Butterfly Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Butterfly Club

Melbourne

Celebrate all that's camp with cabaret, stand-up comedy, musical theatre and even burlesque, accompanied by cocktails in the kitsch-crammed parlour.

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Father's Office, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Father's Office

Melbourne

Absorb the vintage decor and prohibition era atmosphere while you feast on an Americana menu boasting buffalo wings and steaks bigger than your face.

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Thomas Olive, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Thomas Olive

Collingwood

Hidden at the end of a narrow corridor above Collingwood's popular St Crispin, Thomas Olive is all mood lighting, twenties jazz and Parisien detail.

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Meyers Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Meyers Place

Melbourne

At the vanguard of the city's hole-in-the-wall laneway bar scene way back when, Meyers Place is still a favourite for arty folks and suits alike.

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