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101 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

 Garden State is a beautiful oasis decked out with full-grown trees and glowing spheres with a selection of bars dispersed around the whole venue. Front Bar Located in the heart of Melbourne down Fli...

 Garden State is a beautiful oasis decked out with full-grown trees and glowing spheres with a selection of bars dispersed around the whole venue. Front Bar Located in the heart of Melbourne down Fli...

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82 High St, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia

Prahran Hotel is an iconic Melbourne pub located in the heart of Prahran, serving thirsty locals & alike since the mid 1800s. At its core, the Prahran Hotel offers everything you need in a local p...

Prahran Hotel is an iconic Melbourne pub located in the heart of Prahran, serving thirsty locals & alike since the mid 1800s. At its core, the Prahran Hotel offers everything you need in a local p...

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30 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia

A well-established Brunswick favourite, Duke of Edinburgh Hotel serves up quality coffee, popular and speciality beers, wines and spirits as well as all of your pub favourites, including parmas, burge...

A well-established Brunswick favourite, Duke of Edinburgh Hotel serves up quality coffee, popular and speciality beers, wines and spirits as well as all of your pub favourites, including parmas, burge...

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Basement, 127 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

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. Earlier this year it underwent a b...

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. Earlier this year it underwent a b...

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13 Bligh Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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...

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...

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415 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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...

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...

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109 Barkly St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

Step off the hustle and bustle of the St. Kilda streets and enter the Hotel Barkly Public Bar to relax and unwind. The newly renovated public bar embodies the classic Aussie pub; recharge with a beer ...

Step off the hustle and bustle of the St. Kilda streets and enter the Hotel Barkly Public Bar to relax and unwind. The newly renovated public bar embodies the classic Aussie pub; recharge with a beer ...

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3, 23 Meyers Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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. Loop P...

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. Loop P...

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335 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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...

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...

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93 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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...

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...

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131 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Turf Bar is a sophisticated, traditional pub located in the heart of the city that has become one of the best places in Melbourne to watch live sport! Turf offers a bustling and warm atmosphere, excel...

Turf Bar is a sophisticated, traditional pub located in the heart of the city that has become one of the best places in Melbourne to watch live sport! Turf offers a bustling and warm atmosphere, excel...

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9 Goldsbrough Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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...

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...

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111 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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...

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...

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142 Greville St, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia

Step through a cool-lit door at 142 Greville St in Prahran and be transported onto the streets of Tokyo. With a ceiling of vibrant umbrellas covering a 10-metre-long bar, a 16-metre-long graffiti mura...

Step through a cool-lit door at 142 Greville St in Prahran and be transported onto the streets of Tokyo. With a ceiling of vibrant umbrellas covering a 10-metre-long bar, a 16-metre-long graffiti mura...

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171-175 Elgin St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

Located in Carlton, the Shaw Davey Slum is a 60’s theme pub over two levels.  The bottom level is a more traditional style pub with 18 different taps of beers.  There is always a deal, some of whi...

Located in Carlton, the Shaw Davey Slum is a 60’s theme pub over two levels.  The bottom level is a more traditional style pub with 18 different taps of beers.  There is always a deal, some of whi...

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427 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Established in 1857, during the heady days of the days of the Victorian gold rush, The Oxford Scholar Hotel has for more than 160 years served Melburnians at the northern-end of Swanston Street. In 20...

Established in 1857, during the heady days of the days of the Victorian gold rush, The Oxford Scholar Hotel has for more than 160 years served Melburnians at the northern-end of Swanston Street. In 20...

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9-13 Drewery Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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 ...

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 ...

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466 Mt Alexander Rd, Ascot Vale VIC 3032, Australia

The Ascot Lot is an urban oasis within the commercial heart of Ascot Vale - Mt Alexander Road. The lineup changes weekly, with lunch, dinner and drinks served Friday (dinner only) through Sunday. This...

The Ascot Lot is an urban oasis within the commercial heart of Ascot Vale - Mt Alexander Road. The lineup changes weekly, with lunch, dinner and drinks served Friday (dinner only) through Sunday. This...

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46 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

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

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

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505 Malvern Rd, Toorak VIC 3142, Australia

A pub with the look and feel of an upmarket wine bar, where you can still grab a beer and watch the footy is what you will experience here. This venue is split into two fully self contained bars servi...

A pub with the look and feel of an upmarket wine bar, where you can still grab a beer and watch the footy is what you will experience here. This venue is split into two fully self contained bars servi...

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169 Domain Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

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...

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...

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216 High St, Windsor VIC 3181, Australia

Galah is located south of the river in a second story warehouse on High St in Windsor – just a stones throw away from bustling Chapel St. This large cocktail bar + kitchen comes with an attached bou...

Galah is located south of the river in a second story warehouse on High St in Windsor – just a stones throw away from bustling Chapel St. This large cocktail bar + kitchen comes with an attached bou...

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82 Village St, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia

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...

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...

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311A Victoria St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia

Two Hands is a secret gem hidden in the heart of inner Melbourne’s Little Saigon (Abbotsford), just 3km from the CBD. Divided beautifully into two stories, the ground floor lends itself to a cozy, l...

Two Hands is a secret gem hidden in the heart of inner Melbourne’s Little Saigon (Abbotsford), just 3km from the CBD. Divided beautifully into two stories, the ground floor lends itself to a cozy, l...

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188 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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...

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...

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17 Duke St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia

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...

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...

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8 Arco Ln, Heatherton VIC 3202, Australia

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...

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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231 Barkly St, Footscray VIC 3011, Australia

The Cheeky Pint has called the Old Barkly Hotel Footscray it’s new home. Located in the centre of multicultural Footscray this heritage listed front hides behind a new contemporary, modern interior ...

The Cheeky Pint has called the Old Barkly Hotel Footscray it’s new home. Located in the centre of multicultural Footscray this heritage listed front hides behind a new contemporary, modern interior ...

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172-174 Faraday St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

Join them in the bar at Carlton Wine Room 7 days. Walk ins are welcome 7 days a week. Pull up a stool and choose from their full a la carte menu – or reserve a table in the window and watch the sun ...

Join them in the bar at Carlton Wine Room 7 days. Walk ins are welcome 7 days a week. Pull up a stool and choose from their full a la carte menu – or reserve a table in the window and watch the sun ...

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312 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

Seductive and luscious, Si Señorita lures you into a promiscuous taqueria, serving some of Melbourne’s most amazing Latin cuisine. Tequila? We sure do. This red-hot cantina in Fitzroy is slinging p...

Seductive and luscious, Si Señorita lures you into a promiscuous taqueria, serving some of Melbourne’s most amazing Latin cuisine. Tequila? We sure do. This red-hot cantina in Fitzroy is slinging p...

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230 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

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...

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...

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141 Greeves St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

Fitzroy’s Bad Frankie is dedicated to two things. The first is showcasing the best in boutique Australian spirits from across the country. The second is complementing these spirits with the iconic j...

Fitzroy’s Bad Frankie is dedicated to two things. The first is showcasing the best in boutique Australian spirits from across the country. The second is complementing these spirits with the iconic j...

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629 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

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...

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...

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Level 2, 301 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Peaches is Swanston Street’s latest addition fitted with pastel interiors, tropical foliage and suede booths to deliver you all the sweetest of 70s nostalgia. Ascend a glowing pink staircase and fin...

Peaches is Swanston Street’s latest addition fitted with pastel interiors, tropical foliage and suede booths to deliver you all the sweetest of 70s nostalgia. Ascend a glowing pink staircase and fin...

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Basement 43 Hardware Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Khokolat Bar is located in the iconic Hardware Lane, of Melbourne CBD and has established itself as Melbourne’s home of RnB. With a weekly line up of the best DJs this genre has to offer, Khokolat B...

Khokolat Bar is located in the iconic Hardware Lane, of Melbourne CBD and has established itself as Melbourne’s home of RnB. With a weekly line up of the best DJs this genre has to offer, Khokolat B...

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11 The Esplanade, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

Your favourite band in The Gershwin Room, pre-gig beers in the Star Wars bar, stumbling in from the seaside… everyone has a story to tell about The Espy. 140 years of stories and secrets are hidden ...

Your favourite band in The Gershwin Room, pre-gig beers in the Star Wars bar, stumbling in from the seaside… everyone has a story to tell about The Espy. 140 years of stories and secrets are hidden ...

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Upstairs, 44 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Located upstairs from its iconic sibling Melbourne restaurant, Longrain, on Little Bourke Street, Longsong has a casual and relaxed bar atmosphere. The focus at Longsong is on high quality, handmade d...

Located upstairs from its iconic sibling Melbourne restaurant, Longrain, on Little Bourke Street, Longsong has a casual and relaxed bar atmosphere. The focus at Longsong is on high quality, handmade d...

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11 Dukes Walk, South Wharf VIC 3006, Australia

Set in and around the lovingly restored heritage cargo sheds on the Yarra’s edge, Melbourne Public (affectionately known to regulars as ‘MP’) can be found on the banks of Melbourne’s newest dr...

Set in and around the lovingly restored heritage cargo sheds on the Yarra’s edge, Melbourne Public (affectionately known to regulars as ‘MP’) can be found on the banks of Melbourne’s newest dr...

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3 Southgate Avenue, Shop MR3, Mid-Level East End Southgate, Southbank, VIC 3006

The Waterslide Bar is a fusion of old and modern, creating the pleasant impression of being somewhere familiar, yet new. It’s another of Melbourne’s typical best secret-bars; rather, it’s out th...

The Waterslide Bar is a fusion of old and modern, creating the pleasant impression of being somewhere familiar, yet new. It’s another of Melbourne’s typical best secret-bars; rather, it’s out th...

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Level 1/383 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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...

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...

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370 Rathdowne St, Carlton North VIC 3054, Australia

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 beaut...

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 beaut...

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333 Barkly St, Footscray VIC 3011, Australia

Set on the corner of Barkly St and Geelong Rd, the Plough Hotel is a Footscray institution. A heritage exterior hides a sleek modern interior, with comfortable and stylish surrounds. A big bar/bistro ...

Set on the corner of Barkly St and Geelong Rd, the Plough Hotel is a Footscray institution. A heritage exterior hides a sleek modern interior, with comfortable and stylish surrounds. A big bar/bistro ...

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