Melbourne CBD Bars

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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.

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  • Fall from Grace CBD Bars Melbourne - 10 of the Best Guide
    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
  • Charlies Bar CBD Bars Melbourne - 10 of the Best Guide
    Charlies Bar

    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.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Trunk Food and Wine Precinct CBD Bars Melbourne - 10 of the Best Guide
    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
  • The Wharf Hotel CBD Bars Melbourne - 10 of the Best Guide
    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
  • Whisky & Alement CBD Bars Melbourne - 10 of the Best Guide
    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
  • Terra Rossa CBD Bars Melbourne - 10 of the Best Guide
    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
  • Tuscan Bar Melbourne CBD Bars Melbourne - 10 of the Best Guide
    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
  • Nant Whisky Bar CBD Bars Melbourne - 10 of the Best Guide
    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
  • Campari House Restaurant and Bar CBD Bars Melbourne - 10 of the Best Guide
    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
  • The Mill Restaurant and Bar CBD Bars Melbourne - 10 of the Best Guide
    The Mill Restaurant and Bar

    The gorgeous Charlie's Bar, a sumptuous cocktail lounge is nestled in the basement beneath The Mill. Drinking and Dining - it's decadence over two levels..what more could you want? The Mill and Charlie's Bar - the perfect venue for your next celebration - dinner upstairs, followed by drinking and partying downstairs in Charlie's. Bookings essential.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Transit Cocktail Lounge CBD Bars Melbourne - 10 of the Best Guide
    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

Melbourne CBD Bar of the Month

Amigos Tequila and Tapas Bar
75 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

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