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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Perched on the banks of the Yarra River, the Wharf Hotel offers a friendly, local pub experience with waterfront and city views. Al fresca style dining in the beer garden and live acoustic sessions on the weekend create a great ambiance for casual drinks and large groups. The extensive drinks list of local and imported beers, wine and spirits is paired with modern Australian, quality pub meals.
Organise sports lovers to gather before heading to Etihad Stadium, or stay and watch the game on one of their six plasma screens. Food and parking deals are available during the AFL season.
Only minutes walk from the CBD, the venue is located within a number of major attractions including the Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre and Crown Casino.