Melbourne has some of the world’s best bar and drinking destinations. Many of the bars listed have features like, rooftop, outdoor spaces, laneway, Melbourne city and water views, public, wine, lounge, cocktail, boutique, cigar, hotel, restaurant, karaoke, beer garden, jazz, live music, sport, pub, balcony, whisky, private function room and happy hours.
If you're looking for a cool bar in Melbourne's, Flinders Lane, Hardware Lane or Federation Square, we make it easy to find the perfect place for you next Saturday night out, New Year’s Eve or casual catch up. Many venues are also perfect to celebrate your next special event including birthday, engagement, cocktail, Christmas, corporate, hens or bucks party. It’s that simple!
Melbourne, the secret laneway bar capital.
Melbourne inner city is famous for its rich history of great secret laneway bars. Slide down nearly any laneway in Melbourne and you will find a chic haven to sit and enjoy a boutique craft beer, glass of wine or some of the world's best cocktails. This culture has now proliferated into the surrounding suburbs, with places like Fitzroy, Collingwood, South Yarra and South Melbourne which are now offering great bars in Laneways out of the CBD. Some of the best Melbourne Laneways which are a must see are: Flinders Lane, Hardware Lane, Croft Alley and Hosier Lane.
Cocktails all the rage.
Over the past few years cocktails have moved to the forefront of the bar scene in Melbourne. Boasting some of the world's best cocktail bars, Melbourne is the perfect place to experience new and unusually styled cocktails whilst soaking up the ambience of this thriving bar culture.
Does Melbourne have Australia's best bars and restaurants?
This is question which is hotly debated, especially between our counterparts from the northern states. But continually Melbourne wins hands down with many of the bars and restaurant being voted within the top 100 in the world.
Over the past 5 years more and more rooftop bars have sprung up in and around Melbourne city. These rooftop spaces are the place to be found in Melbourne's warmer months, but come the colder time of the year many of these rooftop havens transform into winter wonderlands with heating and fireplaces to help keep the inhabitants warm whilst enjoying the open spaces and views across Melbourne.
Hidden Bars, can someone get me a map!
The city is infamous for its plethora of hidden bars, with a lot of these purposely making themselves a discovery experience. It is commonly know that some of the best bars in Melbourne are on rooftops, down laneways or just plain hard to get too, with many people looking for these requiring a Melbourne bars map or guidance from someone who has experienced them before.
A City built on Pubs.
For many years it has been know that Melbourne was built on a culture of having a drink with friends, with the local Pub being the meeting place for many social, commercial and also governmental gatherings. Boasting one of the highest Pub to person ratios in the early years, Melbourne has now settled into one of the best place to find both modern, traditional and pubs that offer gastronomic delights, some even topping the city's best restaurants.
Nightclubs are bars too.
The nightclub scene has moved recently with many of the dimly list, sticky floor venues giving way to sartorially splendid, technologically enhanced houses of dance and fine drinks. These once seedy dens are now the place to be seen or the place to host your next function or event.