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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 ...

House of Correction CBD Cocktail Bars

Melbourne CBD

Smack bang in the center of the hustle and bustle of busy Swanston Street is an elevator that will take you to a suave and serene hideaway. Classic jazz music plays, candle light and red hanging lante...

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...

The Windsor Alehouse
Moody Pubs

Windsor

As a true locals' hangout, situated in the center of Windsor, WAH's warm and welcoming bar serves a wide variety of beers, wines, and spirits. In addition to local favs, their bar offers a broad selec...

Jayda
Intimate Cocktail Bars

Melbourne CBD

Jayda is Melbourne's premium cocktail bar, hidden in the heart of the CBD. Indulge in a one-of-a-kind experience and be drawn to the seductive glow of their red neon sign, as you walk down the laneway...

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. Earlier this year it underwent a b...

One Trick Pony
Intimate Wine Bars

Fitzroy North

Discover this intimate winebar, perched on a quiet corner in Fitzroy's north. One Trick Pony boasts a selection of both international and local wines with a focus on minimalistic approach to winemakin...

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, ...

Ellora
Rooftop Bars

St Kilda

Ellora is located at the Iconic 1 Fitzroy Street in St Kilda, spanning over 2 levels it boasts some of the greatest panoramic views of the bay to the city that Melbourne has to offer. Open till very l...

Kekou
Best Craft Bars

Richmond

The moody downstairs bar has an impressive back bar with premium spirits along with 18 ever- changing craft beer taps and hand selected wines which predominately champion Australian wine makers from a...

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...

Pearl Oyster & Chablis Bar
Intimate CBD Bars

Melbourne CBD

Welcome to Pearl Oyster & Chablis Bar, an exquisite destination where the art of culinary indulgence and the pleasures of the vine converge. Nestled in an intimate setting, this establishment invi...

Tusk High Bar
Intimate Bars

Windsor

Tusk High Bar, found in the heart of Chapel Street, is modeled off Manhattan bars of the 1930s with art deco inspiration. The hosts and staff are formally dressed to provide sophistication to a level ...

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...

Chapel St Cellars
Intimate Beer Gardens

Windsor

Chapel St Cellars is your friendly bottleshop / bar that allows you to choose from hundreds of drinks. They have 6 tap beers and 4 wines on tap, plus a selection of up to 12 wines and Champagne by the...

The Fitzroy Beer Garden
Northside Cocktail Bars

Fitzroy

Test your tastebuds at The Fitzroy Beer Garden with thier exclusive seasonal cocktail list that is forever changing to keep you intrigued. Additionally, clench your thirst on their wide range of tap b...

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...

Pomelo Rooftop
Outdoor Bars

Melbourne CBD

Pomelo Rooftop is the Level 3 rooftop on the corner of Bourke and Russel Street in Melbourne CBD – with the entrance via a stairwell on Melbourne Place. With their wacky shapes and bold colours,  P...

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...

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...

Brunswick Aces
Best Non-Alcoholic Bars

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 will opening  early 2020 on the Paris end of Collins Street. Expect nothing less of the style...

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...

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 ...

Little Lon Distilling Co
Small After Work Bars

Melbourne CBD

Little Lon Distilling Co. is a small gin and spirits distillery located in a heritage listed red brick cottage (c1877), and the only distillery in the Melbourne CBD. Once the slums and red-light distr...

Bar Bianco
Modern Bars

Prahran

A new neighbourhood wine bar in Hawksburn Village, Bar Bianco is the perfect location for a catch-up drink with friends, pre or post-dinner cocktail, nightcap. It has a sophisticated, yet unpretentiou...

The Tipsy Cow
Best Small Bars

Port Melbourne

The Tipsy Cow is a sanctuary for those who need a relaxing space with finer taste. When you walk in you can leave all the stresses behind, melt into one of the sofa seats with cushions and throws, cur...

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. Our concept is the infusion of dualities nature has to offer. From our raw iron Artdeco bar cage and exposed bric...

The Grace Darling Hotel
Best Pubs & Restaurants

Collingwood

Located in the heart of vibrant Smith Street, the Grace Darling Hotel has established itself as one of inner city Melbourne’s most iconic venues and is the perfect place for a catch up with friends ...

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 Bar

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...

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