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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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Misty Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Misty Place

Melbourne

One of the city's original laneway bars, Misty continues to churn out cocktails and good vibes to anyone who's wily enough to remember where it is.

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Berlin Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Berlin Bar

Melbourne

Choose a side in this hard-to-find bar divided to represent East and West Berlin: spartan and functional or chintzy jazz age kitsch. You decide.

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Sister Bella, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sister Bella

Melbourne

Prolong student days at this boho townhouse facsimile, enjoying happy hour in cushy booths over philosophical chats, and mac and cheese for nostalgia.

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Horse Bazaar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Horse Bazaar

Melbourne

Give your senses their dues, with cocktails for the tongue, tunes for the toe-tips, visual art for the eyeballs, and chats for the old grey matter.

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The Standard Hotel, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Santana Rudge

The Standard

Fitzroy

This is how things used to be. Have a pint in the public bar, down a steak, or relax with mates in the leafy beer garden.

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Mr Wilkinson, Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia

Mr Wilkinson

Brunswick East

Named after Brunswick's founding father and sleek with recycled timber, black steel and charcoal grey, it's is a smart local for the smart locals.

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Bill's Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bill's Bar

Collingwood

When your drinking whim turns from beer to top-shelf liquor, head out back at Huxtaburger to speakeasy-style Bill's Bar, brought to you by the Huxtacrew.

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Southpaw, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Southpaw

Fitzroy

A bar away from your bar fridge, this Fitzroy watering hole - complete with fireplace and Astroturf patio - is a drinker's haven day and night.

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Money For Rope, Cherry, Melbounre, Victoria, Australia. Image: Carbie Warbie

Cherry

Melbourne

This old soul of the Melbourne scene was founded by the drummer of the Cosmic Psychos in 2000 and was a launch-pad for local heroes Jet and Airbourne.

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I Know a Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I Know A Place

Fitzroy

This tiny, hidden-away Fitzroy fave may just sweep you off your feet. Dig into gourmet hot dogs and top-notch cocktails in your own secret courtyard.

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