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Looking for Bars in Melbourne City? Discover hidden laneway bars in Hardware Lane or Boutique rooftop spaces with waterfront views at Federation Square.

  

Known for its plethora of chic drinking spots, Melbourne offers you some of the best Bars, Clubs, Pubs and Restaurants perfect for a sumptuous cocktail or glass of fine wine whilst lounging in classy, cool ambiance with friends. Many venues have inner city function rooms perfect to celebrate your next event or birthday party.

Melbourne CBD Bar of the Month

94-96 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Elephant & Wheelbarrow Pub, Melbourne opened its doors approx 10 years ago and caters to a diverse range of clientele. The pub features an extensive range of beers and a traditional English menu. Providing live music and sport every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night along with free WIFI, there is something for everyone at the Elephant.

Located in the vibrant hub of Melbourne, on the corner of Bourke and Exhibition streets, you can always expect great food, a huge choice of beverages and service with a smile at the Elephant.

So bring your friends and family to The Elephant for some good times and great cheer.

10 of the Best City Bars view map

  • Nant Whisky Bar
    Nant Whisky Bar

    With the opening of Melbourne’s very own Nant Whisky Bar, locals and visitors alike now have the opportunity to savour this internationally renowned Tasmanian Highland Single Malt Whisky. Delectable Whisky Cocktail anyone? Or what about the Nant Trilogy, a flight of three Nant expressions? For whisky connoisseurs, perhaps it’s a nip of the Nant Single Malt Whisky (American Oak Bourbon Wood) – twice awarded ‘Liquid Gold’ Status in the Jim Murray Whisky Bible (2012 & 2014 editions). Nant Whisky Bar also offers an exquisite taste of Tasmanian fare, with all dishes designed to match the full variety of Nant Single Malts and our premium selection of Tasmanian wines. The Confit Whisky BBQ Chicken Wings are a ‘must try’, as are the Haggis, Neeps and Tatties. Tasmania’s own Moo Brew and Pagan Cider is also available. And for those who want to continue to savour the Nant experience, the full range of Nant Single Malts are available to take home.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Whisky & Alement
    Whisky & Alement

    Whisky bar and school of whisky. The venue currently holds approximately 480 whiskies, mostly single malts of Scotland. The menu is forever changing and whiskies come and go weekly.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Tuscan Bar Melbourne
    Tuscan Bar Melbourne

    Located at the 'Paris end' of bustling Bourke St, Tuscan Rooftop Bar and Wine Garden sets the scene as Melbourne's premier Italian Social. Kick back after work, relax before the theatre or pop in after the game to enjoy one of Melbourne's most extensive beverage lists, featuring over 100 local and imported wines, beers and expertly mixed, carafe style cocktails. Peckish? Try selecting some flavoursome Stuzzichini - Italian, tapas style dishes, designed shared with friends. Revel into the small hours, soak up the al fresco ambiance and enjoy this remarkable taste of Italy in Melbourne’s CBD.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Transit Cocktail Lounge
    Transit Cocktail Lounge

    Transit Rooftop Cocktail Lounge is one of those places you wish you’d heard about sooner. This groovy, New Orleans style cocktail bar, nestled at the top of the Transport Hotel at Federation Square, enjoys unrivalled views of Melbourne encompassing the Arts Precinct, Southbank and the Yarra River down to the MCG. In the afternoons the expansive deck area draws a sophisticated crowd to watch the sunset over Melbourne and enjoy a skilfully assembled cocktail and wine list as well as a cultured supper menu. As the night unfolds the dance floor heats up the stage is graced by some of Melbourne’s best Jazz and funk bands such as The Shuffle Club, Phoebe and the Night Creatures, and the Sarah C Band, to name but a few. Open from 3pm through till the cruisy, boozy early hours, Transit provides all the ingredients for a great night out under the stars!

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Brooks of Melbourne
    Brooks of Melbourne

    Lodged beneath the streets of Melbourne, Brooks Restaurant & Bar chronicles time, place and people. It takes as its setting the basement of Austral House, designed in 1890 by noted architect Nahum Barnet. Light filters into the dining room from glass bricks fixed in the Collins Street footpaths above. The aged parquetry and bar tops gleam, the private dining room at the base of the stairs beckons. In the restaurant, old-fashioned hospitality is interposed with contemporary technique. General Manager Bryan Lloyd leads a team of true professionals on the floor. Conversation is witty, warm and welcoming. The sommelier would be delighted to open a bottle of something for you, something old world or new. At the heart of the offer is the expertise of chef Nic Poelaert. Nic cooks with finesse, with care, and – always, always – with an understanding of seasonality and locality. Dishes make use of innovative ingredients, and deft touches of luxury – Wagyu beef, foie gras, Australian marron and fresh truffles. This is a menu both creative and conducive to good eating. Brooks can be enjoyed for a quick city lunch, a considered business dining venue or a more expansive degustation experience. Drop by the bar – well-served by Shae Silvestro’s classic, considered list of cocktails – anytime.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Fall from Grace
    Fall from Grace

    If you can find Fall From Grace, we invite you to head on downstairs for a little mischief and madness…. Open Thursday – Friday 4pm - late and Saturdays 5pm - late

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Terra Rossa
    Terra Rossa

    Stroll down Melbourne’s vibrant dining precinct of Flinders Lane and you will find Terra Rossa, a restaurant and bar with a certain stylish ambience. Located within the historic Swiss House building, the exterior maintains its original rustic condition while the newly renovated interior has been modernised to exude warmth and charm. Stop by the front bar for a quick bite in the morning, enjoy an intimate meal in the rear dining area, or relax by in the lounge with a wine or one of our delicious cocktails. Terra Rossa offers the perfect location, intimate setting and attentive service for your special function. We can accommodate groups as small as 10 or as large as 90 and have a range of unique spaces available.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Amigos Tequila and Tapas Bar
    Amigos Tequila and Tapas Bar

    Part of the Amigos Group, Amigos Hardware Lane is located in one of Melbourne’s most iconic destinations. Allow yourself to feel transported to a small European streets cape, as you walk down the intimate lane way, consumed by the rustic archway clad building facades and bustling sounds of the city, as live music fills the sky.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • The Wharf Hotel
    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
  • Trunk Food and Wine Precinct
    Trunk Food and Wine Precinct

    Occupying the garden corner of Exhibition and Little Lonsdale Streets, it boasts one of largest outdoor courtyards in the CBD, and is home to a 150 year-old heritage listed Coral Tree, which inspired the name 'Trunk'. Showcasing modern Italian food and pizza, as well as a large selection of local and international wines, beer and cocktails. Trunk is one of the most unique and versatile venues in the CBD.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Campari House Restaurant and Bar
    Campari House Restaurant and Bar

    Campari House is a city venue like no other. The once famous Campari Bistro has been brilliantly rejuvenated, creating a fantastic four level hospitality experience reflecting Melbourne’s diverse restaurant and bar culture. Seamlessly merging vintage and contemporary, Campari House has the feel of an instant classic. Stylish without being sleek, the venue is warm and inviting, comfortable yet lively.

    Melbourne, Victoria