Discover 10 of the best bars in Melbourne’s CBD with water views, rooftops, outdoor spaces, happy hours, live music, jazz, craft beer and beer gardens. Wine, cocktail, lounge and boutique venues featured on our guide offer ideas of the perfect place for Saturday night out, after work drinks or New Year’s Eve celebrations.
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Builders Arms Hotel is a landmark pub on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy offering a bar, leafy courtyard, dining areas and a private dining room. A staple spot to gather a group, patrons enjoy beers on tap, wine and cocktails in the institution recently restored after more than 150 years of trading.
The ambiance exudes the charm of an old pub, with a remodelled interior and excellent bar menu. Bar tables, counter and sidewalk seating offer a great option for a casual drink or bistro dinner on any night of the week.
Offering classic pub fare and counter meals by Melbourne restauranteurs Andrew McConnell and Josh Murphy, the public bar and bistro a la carte menu features dry aged beef, fish pie and slow roasted pork shoulder. In the courtyard, the rotisserie turns every evening, with a different roast each night.