Melbourne's Best Bars

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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!

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  • Hoo Haa Bar and Lounge Best Melbourne Bars Guide, review by location, type or map. Cocktail recipes & restaurant reviews.
    Hoo Haa Bar and Lounge

    Unique Hidden Bar in Chapel Street Windsor Hoo haa is a place where you can drop in for an afternoon drink, enjoy an evening of fine dining, enjoy a late evening cocktail with a friend or get the whole crew together and party until the wee hours of the morning... Situated at the Windsor end of Chapel Street, upstairs, you'll find what we like to think of as the 'unassuming gem' in our little slice of one of Melbourne's most vibrant precincts.

    Windsor, Victoria
  • Platform 28 Best Melbourne Bars Guide, review by location, type or map. Cocktail recipes & restaurant reviews.
    Platform 28

    Docklands Bar Pub and Restaurant Platform 28 is a charming restaurant 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 brings a rustic historical charm that's bound to win the hearts of the locals. Housed within the heritage Goods Shed North in Docklands, this prominent destination offers a brilliant mix of old and new. Delightful food, a relaxed atmosphere and an impressive selection of beers, wines and cocktails make this one of the Docklands' best new one-of-a-kind meeting spots! Scaling across 2 levels, with 2 outdoor arenas and 2 indoor spaces, the modernity and sheer size of the venue provides neighbouring offices, residents and footy patrons with ample space for casual dining.

    Docklands, Victoria
  • Cumulus Up Best Melbourne Bars Guide, review by location, type or map. Cocktail recipes & restaurant reviews.
    Cumulus Up

    Cool & Chic modern Melbourne Bar Restaurant Combining interior design with fine wine and food, Cumulus Inc is at the forefront of the Melbourne dining scene. While a table can never guaranteed with its no reservations policy, we can assure Cumulus Inc first-timers, that this place is well worth the wait.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Aviary Hotel Best Melbourne Bars Guide, review by location, type or map. Cocktail recipes & restaurant reviews.
    Aviary Hotel

    A gastro pub set amongst the bustle of Victoria Street's Little Saigon, the Aviary Hotel offers relaxed ambiance punters continue to be impressed by. It’s the champagne service with a beer attitude married with superbly executed cocktails and top quality counter meals that transforms guests from visitor to a regular, if they aren’t one already.

    Abbotsford, Victoria
  • Markov Best Melbourne Bars Guide, review by location, type or map. Cocktail recipes & restaurant reviews.
    Markov

    Have magnificent parties at our large and spacious bars and restaurants in Melbourne.

    Carlton, Victoria
  • Temperance Hotel Best Melbourne Bars Guide, review by location, type or map. Cocktail recipes & restaurant reviews.
    Temperance Hotel

    Modern Chapel Street Pub Cocktail Bar Functions Located in the heart of bustling Chapel Street, Temperance Hotel is a casual, relaxed local pub perfect for lunch, dinner or a night out. Kick back and relax with a cold beer or glass of wine, enjoy a pizza or a meal from their modern pub menu. Open everyday from noon till late.

    South Yarra, Victoria
  • Downstairs at Bluestone Best Melbourne Bars Guide, review by location, type or map. Cocktail recipes & restaurant reviews.
    Downstairs at Bluestone

    Melbourne City Basement Cocktail Bar Bluestone Downstairs is an iconic, somewhat eclectic, New York-style basement bar suiting a variety of people and purposes. Lunch, dine or sup on informal Contemporary Melbourne Cuisine, whether moorish tapas or our award-winning wood fired pizza, unwind perusing a well-compiled wine list or sipping a designer cocktail. This stylish space is heritage-listed with original bluestone walls and features, yet is decidedly chic. Sink into a Chesterfield, gather around on banquettes, or tuck into a private dining niche amidst flocked wallpaper and imported curtaining. This much-loved Melbourne hot spot welcomes venue bookings of all sizes and is open late Monday through to Saturday.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Builders Arms Hotel Best Melbourne Bars Guide, review by location, type or map. Cocktail recipes & restaurant reviews.
    Builders Arms Hotel

    Fitzroy Modern Pub Bar Dining Room Builders Arms Hotel is a landmark public house on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. The essence of the Builders Arms remains unchanged after more than 150 years of trading, and reopening in 2012 with new hands, it is restored and renewed. The dining room in the heart of the Builders Arms Hotel takes it’s name from George Orwell’s essay Moon Under Water. Offering classic pub fare and counter meals by Andrew McConnell and Josh Murphy, the Bar and Bistro is open from midday Monday to Friday and 11am on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are taken for lunch and dinner.

    Fitzroy, Victoria
  • The Wharf Hotel Best Melbourne Bars Guide, review by location, type or map. Cocktail recipes & restaurant reviews.
    The Wharf Hotel

    Perched on the banks of the Yarra River and only minutes walk from the CBD, The Wharf Hotel is superbly located in Melbourne’s most recently developed waterfront precinct. The setting for drinking and dining is like none other along the river. With premium areas both indoors and outdoors, The Wharf Hotel enjoys the unique combination of a friendly local pub with stunning city views and waterfront ambience.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • The Botanical Best Melbourne Bars Guide, review by location, type or map. Cocktail recipes & restaurant reviews.
    The Botanical

    An iconic Melbourne restaurant and bar adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens.

    South Yarra, Victoria

Melbourne's Bar of the Month

Charlies Bar
71 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Unique CBD Basement Bar

A haven of chic, Charlie's Bar brings sophistication and class to Melbourne City's Hardware Lane precinct.

Charlie's is a sexy, sophisticated cocktail bar nestled beneath the critically acclaimed Mill Restaurant. Charlie's and the Mill - the perfect amalgamation of eating and drinking over two luxurious levels oozing with character and style. Indulge in dinner upstairs and finish your evening off in style downstairs in Charlie’s Bar. Or - cut to the chase and head straight down to Charlie's.

Housed within a converted warehouse of infinite rustic charm, Charlie’s Bar has become a Melbourne Mecca for outstanding cocktails, food, and service. Charlie's boasts exposed brick, dark wood and polished concrete fused with the luxury of soft leather sofas and golden wallpaper Charlie’s will seduce your senses from the very moment your feet hit the stairs and you emerge into the warm glow of the candle lit lounge.

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