Go Back

5 Fun Bars You Need to Check Out This WeekendAug 16, 2019


Sometimes, your regular wild weekend drinks need somewhere a little bit “extra” to spice it up. From sinking golf balls to sinking Harry Potter-inspired cocktails, these fun bars  will take your next sesh to the next level.

melbourne subscribe venues function rooms bars restaurants venue hire birthday party wedding engagment bar restaurant rooftop top best good 2

GG EZ
Basement 93 – 95 Queen St, Melbourne

gg ez melbourne cbd esports bar gaming fun underground neon drinks 4

Australia’s first dedicated e-sports bar, GG EZ is the place to go if you enjoy a beer with your mates but Fox Sports isn’t your thing. TV screens cover the walls, streaming games like League of Legends, PUBG and Overwatch. The drinks are great too, with a fan favourite being the boozy bubble teas. The fun cocktails are inspired by classic video games like Pokémon, LOL and Crash Bandicoot.

GG EZ hosts weekly trivia nights and runs many gaming tournaments each month. Their Super Smash Bros. tournament is one of the most popular ones. There’s always something fun on for you and your buddies to get drunk at! Is there anything better than having a bev and smashing your mate Kevin at Smash Bros.? Didn’t think so.

[More Info] | [Contact Venue]


Storyville
185 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

This hidden CBD favourite makes you feel as if you’re entering another world. Ascending the dark, secret staircase leading to the bar teleports you into a world of glowing mushrooms and flaming drinks. Speaking of, the drinks menu is full of exciting and whimsical tipples straight from a storybook. Try the Harry Potter-themed drinks, such as the Butterbeer, Golden Snitch or the Goblet of Fire. The latter arrives at your table alight, just remember to extinguish the flames before you take a sip! Another favourite is the Down the Rabbit Hole, which is a mystery cocktail for two, served in a fancy teapot. The mixture changes weekly, so it’s always sure to delight and surprise.

Storyville truly is the Narnia of Melbourne and if these food and drinks aren’t fun enough, live music and DJ’s frequent the venue. Because of this, you can have a boogie under the toadstools while you down your Polyjuice Potion.

[More Info] | [Contact Venue]


Holey Moley
590 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

holey moley cbd bar melbourne bars mini golf fun unique cocktails date bars 4

Sinking putts and sinking tinnies is looked down upon at the local mini-golf course, but now you won’t get dirty looks from parents. Enter Holey Moley, the multi-storey mini-golf bar in the heart of the CBD. With two different courses filled with pop-culture references, there’s no way you won’t have fun here. There are so many great photo ops, take a seat on The Simpsons’ famous couch before you take a putt or put your whole arm in the face of the Luna Park entrance (you know the one).

The perfect spot for a date or with a group of friends to dag around on the greens with, Holey Moley has a fully-stocked bar with a large selection of beer and wine. The standout of the bar menu is its golfy cocktails. With names such as “On the Green”, “Pink Tee” and “Sugar Caddy” it’s hard to resist these delicious drinks.

For those who aren’t big in the nightlife scene, this might be the type of clubbing for them, no ifs, ands or putts.

[More Info] | [Contact Venue]


Bartronica
Basement, 335 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

bartronica cbd bar melbourne bars arcade pinball fun underground unique cocktail beer 2

A popular bar amongst arcade game and pinball enthusiasts, this Flinders Lane bar is a casual place to drink and play. Full of classic and rare arcade cabinets and pinball machines, there’s something for all kinds of gamers, from casual Donkey Kong climbers to masterful Super Space Invaders players. The beers and spirits are flowing from the bar as you play. A selection of beers are on tap and a variety of craft and imported beers are there for your drinking pleasure. The cocktails are also fun, with the “Mario-Mai-Tai”, “Diddy Kong” and the Back to the Future themed “Delorean”.

If arcade games aren’t really your thing, there are plenty of old-school consoles to play on. There are PlayStations (1 and 2), N64s and Xboxes to challenge your friends to or to play solo. Bartronica also have private rooms to book which have popular games like Mario Kart or Super Smash Bros. to play with a larger group of people. The bar has newly been renovated so it is looking slicker than ever! So the time is now to grab a beer, your mates and a controller and game/drink the night away.

[More Info] | [Contact Venue]


Tokosan
142 Greville St, Prahran

tokosan japanese prahran

Awarded Melbourne’s best new bar in 2017, this Japanese bar and restaurant is full of fun drinks and karaoke. Whether you’re having a party, celebration or just a general get-together, the karaoke room can be hired any day of the week for some good vibes and great (or not so great) singing. Walk-ins are welcome but you aren’t guaranteed the room, so it’s best to book in advance to snag your place!

Even if you have an awful singing voice, increase your confidence with the large selection of drinks at the bar. A variety of international beers are available, including all your favourite Japanese brews.  The cocktails are inspired by the Kill Bill movies, and have a touch of Japanese flavour and flair to them. Try out the kill-bilini for a real sweet treat, made with champagne and a fruity sorbet of your choice.

[More Info] | [Contact Venue]


So the next time you think Melbourne bars are boring, just know that there are countless fun places to drink, dance and play the night away. Whether it’s destroying your friends at Super Smash Bros. or watching your favourite e-sports on the big screen, you’ll never be bored again!

By Sarah Panther

Article Footer Melbourne Henrys Burgers 1

.

Latest News


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
The Best Date Bar In South Yar...
13 Mar. 2020

So you’ve done the impossible. You’ve moved past the awkward small talk, coordinated schedules and now you’ve got that first date coming up. Great; except you have to pick the bar, not so great. It has to be cool and fun, yet somehow still relaxed? So much pressure! Don’t stress, we’ve got y...[more info]

Read More
Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Victoria’s Best Cheese F...
10 Mar. 2020

Our state’s best artisan cheese producers and cheesemongers are descending upon Werribee Park Mansion, and you’d brie crazy to miss it. The annual Fromage a Trois Cheese Festival returns on Sunday 22 March as part of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2020, a ten-day celebration of the foodie cultur...[more info]

Read More
Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Nightclub Downstairs, Band Roo...
10 Mar. 2020

Once an old church which was initially built back in 1835, Queensberry St now holds itself to an exciting dance club, Colour. The cool and grungy landscape has been home to many cool clubs in the past, lastly being known as Yours&Mine. It has now been taken over by former gig bookers and current D...[more info]

Read More
Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
VAMFF 101 – Pairing Food...
6 Mar. 2020

Ready to turn heads as you strut to Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2020, but not sure what is your style? VAMFF has teamed up with some of Melbourne’s best bars and restaurants to bring you some incredible deals inspired by the festival. We know you’re all lazy so we’ve put...[more info]

Read More

74 queries, 0.657 seconds.

Close