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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...

The Ugly Duckling
Best Wine Bars

Richmond

Situated in the heart of Richmond, The Ugly Duckling is a contemporary cocktail and wine bar that is loved by locals and visitors alike. Designed to reflect a high-end residential living space, The Ug...

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...

Jekyll & Hyde
British Pubs

St Kilda

Welcome to Jekyll and Hyde, a gorgeous new double-story St Kilda venue. Both floors operate as lively bars. The upstairs bar primarily has DJ's, whereas downstairs has live music. The choice is yours,...

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...

Champagne Problems
Sleek CBD Bars

Melbourne CBD

Indulge in a night of elegance & fun at Champagne Problems! They offer a full range of cocktails, wines, spirits & more up until the late hours of 3am. With multiple spaces for seating and set...

The Gertrude Hotel
Iconic Bars

Fitzroy

Situated on the corner of Napier and Gertrude streets in the heart of Fitzroy, The Gertrude Hotel is your classic Melbourne pub. Take a seat on the footpath and watch the world go by. or pull up a sto...

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...

Concrete Boots Bar
Best Bars

Richmond

At the Swan St end of Burnley St, just a stone's throw from Burnley train station you'll find Concrete Boots, a bar whose name has been inspired by its home near the river. Concrete Boots pays tribut...

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...

Rochester Hotel
Best Beer Gardens

Fitzroy

The Rochester Hotel sits right in the heart of Fitzroy and ‘The Rochey’ has Fitzroy in its heart. At this dog-friendly pub, you’ll find fun modern twists on classic cocktails, local wine and the...

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...

Manningham Hotel & Club
Pub Bars

Bulleen

Within the Manningham Hotel & Club, this function centre boasts an array of private bars nestled within its elegant function rooms, each offering a bespoke experience tailored to guests' desires. ...

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...

Golden Fleece Hotel
Beautiful Rooftop Bars

South Melbourne

Located in the heart of South Melbourne, the Golden Fleece Hotel is a beautifully designed venue that sits between the city and the sea. It has a charming Santorini-inspired feel, with a split-level l...

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...

Death or Glory
Best Bars

Prahran

Death or Glory is a cool and vibrant bar located on Chapel St in Prahran. Throughout the week they offer awesome nights such as trivia and comedy. They also have a killer menu of an array of food and ...

The Everleigh
Best Cocktail Bars

Fitzroy

A night at The Everleigh is a unique Melbourne experience. After entering through an American diner, walking down a dim-lit hallway and climbing a few stairs, you are whisked back in time to a bar rem...

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...

The Tippler & Co
Best Small Bars

East Melbourne

About Unwind in The Tippler & Co’s historic, lush venue. Indulge in Aussie & Euro wines, craft beer and cocktails, all paired with a European-inspired menu. Your go-to for events, friendly s...

Francesca’s Bar
Vibrant High St Bars

Northcote

Experience the vibrant pulse of Francesca's Bar! At Francesca's, you can indulge in exquisite cocktails and top-shelf drinks meticulously crafted to perfection, with daily specials that will tickle yo...

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...

Lulu Bar
Northside Rooftop Bars

Preston

Lulu Bar is a unique cool rooftop bar with epic city views, street art murals and a vertical garden with a sign saying “no risk no champagne “ - a life philosophy. Think Mykonos beach club outside...

Metropolitan Hotel
Modern CBD Bars

Melbourne CBD

The Metropolitan is a historic landmark located in the west-end of Melbourne’s CBD. Today, it stands as a revitalised three-storey hospitality venue, where two of our three floors are available for ...

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...

Bowerbird
Gin Cocktail Bars

Richmond

Bowerbird Gin and Cocktail Bar is a social collective, a gathering space for locals and those moving through the Richmond area. Sustainability is a given in both design and produce; Bowerbird seeks to...

Bonny
Contemporary Bars

Fitzroy

Bonny Bar is a great, warmly lit, cosy bar with reclaimed timber and textured walls. Let their bartenders serve you from one of their 27 taps! Or head to the Outdoor Courtyard with glass ceiling, two ...

Goldilocks Rooftop Bar
Bars With A View

Melbourne CBD

You can try all the rooftop bars in Melbourne, but Goldilocks is juuust right (according to the gal herself). In another world, high above the bustle of the city below, sits Goldilocks' Rooftop bar su...

Lost Boys
Entertaining Bars

Fitzroy

Lost Boys is Fitzroy's treehouse of games is situated smack bang in the middle of Brunswick street. With beautiful exposed brick walls and green leafy plants wrapped in fairy lights, it's a vibe befor...

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...

Ballers Clubhouse
Fun Bars

Melbourne CBD

Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, Ballers Clubhouse is the ultimate in social gatherings where nothing is off limits. It is the place to go for a fun and memorable experience with your friends or...

Fable
Rooftop Bars

Melbourne CBD

People all around the world grew up in societies where intricate storytelling was usually passed down from generation to generation. These tales were created by local leaders long before the advent of...

East of Everything
Speakeasy Bars

Hawthorn East

Bar None, East Of Everything & Rosalitas are iconic hospitality venues in Camberwell. Tucked away down an alleyway just off Burke Rd, opposite the station. Each venue offers something different an...

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