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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...

Beyond The Palms
Hidden Outdoor Bars

Prahran

Beyond The Palms is a Miami Vice themed 80’s neon paradise located right in the heart of Prahran.  As one of the last remaining hidden away restaurant/bars in Melbourne, Beyond The Palms offers a b...

Starward Whisky Distillery
Specialty Bars

Port Melbourne

Starward’s distillery is an immersive backdrop for an unforgettable event. Convenient and unique, it’s one of the largest urban working distilleries in the world. As you’re welcomed through the ...

Aviary Hotel
Best Beer Gardens

Abbotsford

The bar at the Aviary Hotel prides itself on friendly customer service with a wide range of local beers, particularly from Abbotsford’s surrounding suburbs Richmond and Colllingwood, and a well thou...

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...

Lantern Lounge
Contemporary Bars

Collingwood

Lantern Lounge is located in the heart of the Smith st Collingwood's entertainment precinct, 1 km from the CBD, with Tramline 86 right at their door step. This stylish modern deco venue is perfect for...

Boso HQ
Unique & Quirky Bars

Prahran

Boso HQ is a quirky, cool, Japanese biker gang inspired bar in the heart of Prahran. With vibrant decor, interactive games and karaoke, and an awesome menu for food and beverages, you'd be crazy not t...

Cookie
Top CBD Cocktail Bars

Melbourne CBD

Located in Swanston’s Streets iconic Curtin House you will find Cookie, a bar and eatery that holds a very special place in the hearts of all Melburnians. Open 7 days a week from midday till 3am, Co...

P.J.O’Brien’s
Best Irish Pubs

Southbank

Located in the heart of Southgate, P.J.O'Brien's is one of Melbourne's longest standing authentic Irish pubs and a favourite destinations for locals and visitors. Whether you are after a quiet beer, a...

BearBrass
Cool Waterfront Bars

Southbank

Offering a relaxed, friendly environment on the banks of the Yarra River overlooking the beautiful city of Melbourne, BearBrass is the perfect location for casual Southbank drinks and dining. A wide s...

Turf Bar
Top Sports Bars

Melbourne CBD

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...

Temperance Hotel
Best Late Night Bars

South Yarra

Temperance Hotel reflects the best of Chapel Street: contemporary and stylish, while retaining a distinct personality. Of course, that’s immediately obvious when one considers the devilishly ironic ...

Hophaus
Bars With a View

Southbank

Hophaus, located on scenic Southbank, is a truly individual establishment. It's art-deco reminiscent design, which features a glazed polychrome brick centrepiece bier bar, with an extensive selection ...

Magic Mountain Saloon
Best CBD Bars

Melbourne CBD

**Magic Mountain Saloon now offers Bottomless Brunch with Bottomless drinks starting at 60pp! Make sure to book to secure your spot.  The ultimate expression of Melbourne night life is Magic Mountain...

Ludlow
Top Contemporary Bars

Southbank

Located on the edge of the Yarra River, Ludlow Bar & Dining Room is a quintessential Melbourne drinking and dining experience. The venue features a riverside barbecue, dining room, cocktail lounge...

The Toff In Town
Best CBD Bars

Melbourne CBD

The Toff in Town, located in the iconic Curtin House in the heart of the Melbourne CBD is the city’s most celebrated vertical laneway. A rich multi-layered venue, the Toff boasts a premier boutique ...

Prince Alfred Rooftop & Bar
Best Pubs

Carlton

Located in Carlton, this 100 year old pub is newly renovated and offers a Front Bar and Top Bar with attached rooftop. The decor is bright and welcoming, and there 60 taps over two bars so you know th...

Natural History Public Bar
Unique Bars

Melbourne CBD

Natural History Public Bar is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD. With a mixture of indoor and outdoor seating, the space offers unique decor reminiscent of an American Diner mixed with wonders fou...

The Mint Bar & Restaurant
Outdoor CBD Bars

Melbourne CBD

The Mint Bar is situated in the heart of Melbourne CBD and is located within a historical heritage listed building opposite flagstaff gardens. The venue consists of three different spaces; the large ...

Hightail Bar
Best Waterfront Bars

Docklands

For the office workers of the Docklands, a days work is more often than not a case of watching the clock. And when the day’s done they waste no time hightailing it out of the office to their oasis: ...

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 ...

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...

Baroq House
Best Bars For Hire

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 ...

Waterslide Bar
CBD Bars With a View

Southbank

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...

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...

61 on High
Top Northside Bars

Northcote

61 on High can be found right in the heart of Northcote's creative and dynamic High St. This unique, split-level venue has been carefully crafted to create a comfortable space for casual catch-ups, da...

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...

Evie’s Diner & Bar
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...

The Emerald Peacock
Best Rooftop Bars

Melbourne CBD

Tucked way from public view with a reaching rooftop, The Emerald Peacock is the ultimate representation of a classic Melbourne bar. This all-season venue is perfect for relaxing inside in a booth or s...

Hotel Esplanade
Live Music Bars

Saint Kilda

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 ...

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...

The General Assembly
Top Waterfront Bars

South Wharf

Experience the essence of Melbourne without navigating your way through confusing back streets and alleyways. And if Melbourne’s weather is living up to its reputation, fear not, because The General...

The Boatbuilders Yard
Unique Waterfront Bars

South Wharf

Nestled beside Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, DFO and the Polly Woodside sailing ship is a riverside highlight of the Melbourne drinking and dining scene. Take a walk around this expans...

Bang Bang
After Work Bars

Elsternwick

Sitting proudly in the heart of Elsternwick is a unique venue with an Indochine inspired menu of delicious food and drinks. The exotic greenery and styling seen throughout Bang Bang’s gorgeous indoo...

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...

Riverland Bar
CBD Beer Gardens

Melbourne CBD

Riverland Bar is the original waterfront icon in Melbourne where you can escape the daily grind in the urban beer garden hideaway. This iconic venue is situated on the banks of the Yarra River in the ...

Hotel Brighton
Waterfront Bars & Terrace

Brighton

Hotel Brighton is a truly local venue and has been serving the Brighton community for years. The impressive 3 story building boasts a traditional front bar, serving tank beer, local wine and great coc...

Shadowboxer
Best Date Bars

South Yarra

Shadowboxer is located on Toorak Road, South Yarra, just a few blocks down from Chapel Street. This relaxed yet refined space is set within an original terrace house built in 1895. The venue includes ...

South of the Wall
Best Mexican Bars

Cremorne

South of the Wall is an incredible Mexican Restaurant with a huge list of fantastic cocktails and Agave (Tequila, Raicilla, Sotolo, Mezcal) selection! This light, open venue is full of great colours, ...

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