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Experience Melbourne's vibrant bar scene. 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 by installation art, or chow down on a late night snack.

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Eight of the best

Wine bars

Bar Lourinhã

Tuck into Med-inspired tapas and very good vino at Matt McConnell's joint on Little Collins.

Smalls

As intimate as its name suggests, Smalls bar serves up small-scale wines and bite-sized morsels.

Gerald's Bar

Visit an award winning bar, with knowledgeable staff, daily menu and an extensive drinks list.

Bar Liberty

'A place for everyone, to drink everything' is what the owners call it. Sounds good to us.

Marion

Learn the stories of Fitzroy in Andrew McConnell's Gertrude Street wine bar for serious wine lovers.

Kirk's Wine Bar

Enjoy the best of the City Wine Shop and the European at the other end of town at Kirk's Wine Bar.

City Wine Shop

Indulge in a tipple and bite to eat among the wine connoisseurs and treasure trove of grape varietals.

Embla

Taste further evidence of the Town Mouse team's recipe for success at a welcoming city wine bar.

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Eight of the best

Laneway bars

Berlin Bar

Go East or West at this divided bar: spartan and functional or chintzy jazz age kitsch. You decide.

Misty Place

Misty continues to churn out cocktails and good vibes to anyone wily enough to remember where it is.

Section 8

Pull up a seat in his much-loved car park for unpretentious drinks and delectable audio offerings.

Bar Americano

Knock back daytime espressos and nighttime cocktails in this standing-room only bar.

Eau de Vie

Let your bartender create something special then settle into the dimly lit, jazz infused surrounds.

Ferdydurke

Head upstairs and perch on a bar stool for beers and beats, and a menu of Polish frankenfurters.

The Croft Institute

Kitted out with items from a de-commissioned hospital, Croft offers a clinical approach to partying.

Bar Ampere

Unwind in the futurist surrounds, sample the imaginative menu, or discover the 'swamp room'.

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Eight of the best

Cocktail bars

Heartbreaker

A neon-lit dive bar with sophisticated service and drinks that'll pull at your heartstrings.

Gin Palace

Gin Palace is a laneway cocktail bar where, naturally, gin's the star.

The Black Pearl

If bar tending was an academic pursuit, The Black Pearl would be Harvard, Yale and Oxford combined.

Hihou

Take drinking to a new level of sophistication at this decadent Japanese-influenced bar and lounge.

Lily Blacks

Late night closing means finishing a night out with a classic cocktail at Lily's is inevitable.

Double Happiness

Get double the usual happiness thanks to the cosy bar's Chinese-themed snacks, drinks and fun.

Lui Bar, Vue de monde

Melbourne's most sophisticated cocktail bar looms over the city from the 55th floor of the Rialto.

1806

From the mirrored tiles to the gleaming chandeliers, 1806 is a loving shrine to the cocktail.

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Eight of the best

Rooftop bars

Transit Rooftop Bar

Gaze out over the twinkling city skyline and Yarra River while sipping on cocktails and fine wines.

Naked in the Sky

Sample the Basque region's famous comfort food on the terrace of this popular Fitzroy restaurant.

Rooftop Bar

A beloved Melbourne institution, Rooftop Bar is set seven storeys atop the popular Curtin House.

Good Heavens

Fancy Hanks has a new rooftop neighbour and it’s all about colourful drinks and smash-and-grab eats.

Bomba

Brought to you by the popular Añada crew, Bomba is all about Spanish food for the working classes.

Madame Brussels

Sip on quaint pastel cocktails and foreign beers while basking in the Madame's whimsical ambience.

Goldilocks Bar

Find a seat that's just right and order a tasty cocktail at this fairytale rooftop bar.

Wolf's Lair

Cosy up downstairs or soak up a sunny afternoon at one of Melbourne's most well-hidden rooftop bars.

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Black Cat

A lounge-room-style cafe by day, this cosy bar gets crowded with DJs and drinkers at night. Its beer garden is seriously coveted real estate.

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Kirk's Wine Bar

Enjoy the best bits of the City Wine Shop and the European at the other end of town at Kirk's Wine Bar, like fine wines, cheese plates and bistro food.

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Bar Americano

Knock back daytime espressos and by night sip on classic cocktails in this standing-room only highlight of Melbourne's best laneway bars.

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The Beaufort

If you've just stepped off a fishing boat in search of rum and pickles, this self-proclaimed nautical dive bar in Carlton is the place for you.

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Kodiak Club

Dig into US-style food in grown-up surrounds, accompanying American classics like Buffalo Wings, BBQ ribs and poutine with a huge choice of cocktails.

Pubs

Prahran Hotel

Classic pub fare and an expansive beer garden pair with the striking new building design to ensure this 'reborn' pub remains a well-loved local.

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The Collection Bar

This is the place to pretend you're at your own apartment drinking cocktails and eating tapas, perched on what everyone believes is an authentic Eames.

Restaurants

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Expect the unexpected and have a meal to remember at Heston Blumenthal's eponymous fine diner at Crown, the chef's first restaurant outside of the UK.

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The Prince

Get royally raucous in the iconic public bar of this St Kilda institution or catch major local and international acts in the bandroom upstairs.

Cafes

Time Out Fed Square

Where Melbourne Meets. Time Out Fed Square continues to be a favourite for Melbourne locals and visitors. Located in the centre of one of Melbourne’s...

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Pelican

Sick of the antique-lampshade-and-creaky-sofa school of interior design? No problem. Pull up a pew at Pelican and delve into the cocktail list.

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The Labour in Vain

Proudly local, proudly no-fuss, Fitzroy's Labour in Vain serves old-fashioned pub food, ice-cold beers and features free live music all weekend.

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