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Evie’s Disco Diner
Retro Themed Bars

Fitzroy

Evies Disco Diner is an american-themed bar housed in a converted warehouse space on Gertrude St in Fitzroy. This bar/disco/diner pays homage to the 1980s (think Stranger Things) with a soundtrack tha...

Brogan’s Way Distillery
Best Gin Bars

Richmond

Located in the heart of Richmond’s “maker precinct” of quality coffee roasters, craft breweries, bakers and less than a 5-minute walk from tram stops on either Bridge Road or Victoria Street, th...

The Kilburn
Best Cocktail & Whiskey Bars

Hawthorn

The Kilburn has been named after the renowned Australian architect Mr Edward George Kilburn who, in 1892, designed the heritage listed building the bar lies within. An elegant, substantial, Italianate...

Oxford Scholar Hotel
Top CBD Bars

Melbourne CBD

Established in 1857 during the Victorian gold rush, The Oxford Scholar Hotel has been a beloved fixture at the northern end of Swanston Street for over 160 years. Now re-imagined as a sophisticated ba...

Moon Dog Brewery Bar
Hidden Brewery

Abbotsford

Moon Dog is a rad craft brewery in the backstreets of inner Melbourne’s Abbotsford. Started in 2010 by two brothers and their mate, with a love of craft beer and a desire to make beers they couldn...

Bar Clara
Best CBD Cocktail Bars

Melbourne CBD

Bar Clara is an intimate cocktail bar specialising in modern seasonal cocktails. Ideally located at the top end of Melbourne’s Chinatown, across from Her Majesty’s Theatre, they are the perfect ch...

Polly Bar
Best Fitzroy Bars

Fitzroy

Polly is one of Melbourne’s first cocktail bars, opening on Brunswick Street in the heart of Fitzroy over 18 years ago; still living up its reputation of premiere cocktails, and an atmosphere of tru...

Longrain & Longsong
Stunning CBD Bars

Melbourne CBD

Longrain has been one of Melbourne's leading institution restaurants and offers a modern Thai cuisine in an iconic double storey restored 1900’s horse stable; still to this day you can see the horse...

Botanical Hotel
South Yarra’s Best Bars

South Yarra

The Botanical Hotel bar is the place to be seen. In the very heart of the venue, from open until close, they offer up a stunning selection of spirits, cocktails and craft beer, alongside an award winn...

Platform 28
Best Waterfront Bars

Docklands

Platform 28 is a charming restaurant and bar offering Modern Australian cuisine in the heart of vibrant Docklands. Formerly a railway goods shed, this venue stays true to the history of the site and b...

Club Retro
Fun CBD Nightclubs

Melbourne CBD

Welcome to one of Melbourne’s longest running and most iconic nightclubs. Club Retro is located in the heart of the CBD and features three floors of pure fun! It’s the weekend and you want to boog...

Baroq House
Best Bars

Melbourne CBD

After closing its doors 2 years ago for renovations, Baroq is back and better than ever before. Nestled down a 19th century cobblestone laneway, lies a truly unique and luxurious three level mansion ...

Ginny’s Lounge
@ Brunswick Aces

Brunswick East

Welcome to your new home away from home in the heart of Brunswick East, Brunswick Aces. Brunswick Aces, Australia’s first non-alcoholic distillery, was founded in 2017 by a group of food and drink-l...

Nick & Nora’s
Top Date Bars

Melbourne CBD

This lavish venue houses 400 types of champagnes, and is here to delight the senses. This art-deco space opened in 2020 on the Paris end of Collins Street, an has captivated Melburnians since. Expect ...

Valhalla
Scandinavian Style Bars

Melbourne CBD

Valhalla is a Nordic inspired underground bar serving up innovative cocktails and seasonal dishes made with fresh local ingredients and with a Scandinavian, minimalistic methodology. Located in the ba...

Kent Hotel
Best Northside Bars

Carlton North

The Kent Hotel is an old-style Carlton North pub and bar, with a great bistro area inside, reminiscent of the sidewalk cafes of Rome and Paris. There is also a gorgeous Al Fresco area overlooking beau...

Secret Garden
Lush Bars

St Kilda

Located in the heart of St Kilda, Secret Garden is the perfect hidden secret away from all the hustle of Fitzroy Street. Secret Garden has 7 different areas to choose from and now offers exclusive foo...

The Emerald Peacock
Classy CBD Bars

Melbourne CBD

The Emerald Peacock is the ultimate representation of a classic Melbourne rooftop bar – tucked away from public view, but reaching to the skies with a vibrant rooftop. Whether you’re relaxing insi...

Melbourne Central Lion Hotel
Classic Bars

Melbourne CBD

Step into the vibrant heart of Melbourne's nightlife at the Melbourne Central Lion Hotel, where the bar pulses with energy well into the night. Whether you're a sports enthusiast catching the latest g...

Her Bar
Intimate Hidden Bars

Windsor

Her Bar is an intimate hidden laneway cocktail bar located in 2 Windsor Place Windsor. Their concept is the infusion of dualities nature has to offer. From their raw iron art deco bar cage and exposed...

The George on Collins
Best Basement Bars

Melbourne CBD

The George on Collins is the perfect venue for a day time or evening drink whether it be with lunch or brunch, indulgent dinner, or a destination for some cocktails with friends. This iconic venue is ...

Roc’s Social M-city
Modern Bars

Clayton

Catch-ups are perfectly crafted at M-City Clayton. Roc’s Social: The Crafty One combines food and drinks that you love, with curated events to bring you and your friends together. Eat, drink, and pl...

Back Alley Sally’s
Top Westside Bars

Footscray

A Footscray Institution! Join Back Alley Sally's for cocktails, relaxed vibes and an always fabulous mix of people. With a full menu from Slice Girls West downstairs, the upstairs bar is an eclectic m...

Loop Rooftop & Project Space
Best Rooftop Bars

Melbourne CBD

You don’t get a more inner city bar than Loop. Boasting both a laneway bar AND rooftop bar, you decide whether you want a more intimate environment or sweeping views of the city’s rooftops.  ...

Wolfhound on Brunswick
Eclectic Bars

Brunswick

Wolfhound Cafe & Bar graces the heart of the iconic Brunswick Street Fitzroy. With a large open front bar, lush courtyard and relaxed, friendly vibe, this unique space creates an inclusive atmosph...

Slate Restaurant & Bar
Classy Rooftop Bars

Melbourne CBD

Slate Restaurant & Bar is located in Melbourne's CBD, providing the perfect setting for drinks rain, hail or shine. This bar has a myriad of spaces including a terrace, rooftop, and indoor rooms t...

Royal Melbourne Hotel
Late Night Bars

Melbourne CBD

Royal Melbourne Hotel is an historic venue steeped in history with modern architecture and a capacity to hold over 1,200 guests for private and corporate functions. Royal Melbourne Hotel caters for gr...

Bad Decisions
Johnston St Bars

Fitzroy

Bad Decisions honours those things you do when you’re having a bit too much fun. The vibe is sophisticated with a side of sordid, with leather, bespoke furniture, gold fittings throughout, and a s...

Evie’s Disco Diner
Retro Themed Bars

Fitzroy

Evies Disco Diner is an american-themed bar housed in a converted warehouse space on Gertrude St in Fitzroy. This bar/disco/diner pays homage to the 1980s (think Stranger Things) with a soundtrack tha...

The George Lounge
Stunning Basement Bars

St Kilda

The George Public Bar is housed in the Basement of the famous George Hotel on the corner of Fitzroy and Grey Street in St Kilda. It has a long and colourful history, recently undergoing a bit of a fac...

Hoo Haa
Top Hidden Bars

Windsor

Eat. Drink. Dance An unassuming set of stairs transports you from the crowded footpaths of Chapel St to a hidden gem. Hoo Haa is a 3-in-1 venue, come up for dinner at our pop up restaurant Kuku Mama, ...

Moon Dog World
Brewery & Warehouse Bars

Preston

Moon Dog World is a jungle themed warehouse bar tucked away in the side streets of Preston, just north of the CBD. The 700 capacity venue offers food and drinks and many places to sit amongst the ship...

Spice Market
CBD Bars & Nightclubs

Melbourne CBD

Relish in the opulent Middle Eastern and Far Eastern Experience of this exotic bar and cocktail lounge, Spice Market; an energised and undeniably dazzling venue. The lavish Spice Market takes it’s i...

Pilgrim Bar
Hidden Waterside Bars

Melbourne CBD

One of Melbourne’s hidden gems tucked away below Federation Square, Pilgrim is an intimate waterfront venue that proudly engages an all-Australian menu. With locally sourced produce and passionate s...

Handsome Bar
Hidden Laneway Bars

Melbourne CBD

A sleek, sophisticated bar nestled at the end of a quiet alley, recently opened Handsome Bar lives up to its name. Its chandeliered high ceilings and mossy green walls carry the vibe of a 70’s mansi...

The Sherlock Holmes Inn
Best Trivia Bars

Melbourne CBD

The Sherlock Holmes Inn is located at a basement on Collins Street, while Dr. Watson’s Bar is on the street level of the same building. They have a traditional English-pub style and atmosphere . Th...

Bartronica
Arcade + Pinball Bar

Melbourne CBD

An institution for pinball machine lovers and arcade cabinet enthusiasts, Bartronica houses classic arcade favourites. Accommodating some of the rarest cabinets and pinball machines, Bartronica prides...

GG EZ
E-Sports Bars

Melbourne CBD

Australia’s first dedicated e-sports bar, GG EZ is a vibrant and electric bar where you can watch all your favourite games on the big screen. There’s constantly games streaming, from the Overwatch...

Bar Margaux
Best Basement Bars

Melbourne CBD

Owners Michael Madrusan and his wife Zara wanted to create a Parisian-style brasserie in Melbourne. This 100-seater bar features the classic chequered floors and red leather banquettes, evoking images...

Heroes
Rooftop Karaoke Bar

Melbourne CBD

Heroes is a four-level Singaporean-inspired rooftop and karaoke bar that opened less than a year ago. The venue is brought to you by the team from Fancy Hank’s and Good Heavens with all the food bei...

Arcobar
Live Music Pubs

Heatherton

A true hidden gem Situated in the midst of an industrial area this unique bar venue is the perfect place to party all night long. Boasting a beautiful white tiled bar and scattered with plants, Arcoba...

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