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10 Best Bars In Melbourne Australia

If you need a picture of Melbourne viewed through the bottom of a wine glass, Melbourne has so many amazing bars to choose from. Small hidden gems including those located down a tiny lane-way, behind a bookshelf, and bars that barely fits more than a dozen people.

This list we have tried to find a bar for everyone. They are in random order, but if you number 2 is not you,  number 6 might be your bar. 

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Via Fad Gallery

The Fad Gallery Bar Corrs Ln has been one of BarAdvisors favourite bars for many years. This unique bar is great if you want to meet a mate after work for a tinnie or let your hair down on the weekend to some live music. Fad always brings in a good crowd.

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Plain does not look like a typical nightclub, nor is it in a typical location for a nightclub. But Friday and Saturday nights can start and end in this fun and friendly bar. Plain Jane is a great place to start your evening with a delicious tapas menu seated on the famous Leigh St. Then move on inside after 10 for some of Adelaide’s best DJ’s and dance your feet off until 3am

Who doesn’t want to spend all the time in a secret tiki bar such as Jungle Boy bar? Here you can perch up with a Hemingway Spritz, Italy’s favorite afternoon refresher, or with B Bizzle Swizzle that will cool you out. The snack menu includes gravy, chips, and cheese even though they don’t exactly fit that kind of drinks. But, you will quickly forget that fact in the name of a good time here. You will simply love this little pocket of the tropics.

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Kirk’s Wine Bar is perfect for the lunchtime and afternoon drinks with friends. With a mamma’s Italian menu written on the green tiled walls, it could easily be one of many in the shadow of the Colosseum. But, in Melbourne, it is unique, authentic, and delicious wine bar situated in Kirk’s Bazaar, a former horse-trading pavilion built in 1840. Featuring house favorites are steak tartars, Niçoise and Caprese salad, plus extraordinary the rabbit and duck terrine. Take your time and enjoy.

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The Rum Diary Bar is a Nautical-themed bar with wooden decor, 200+ house and top-shelf rums and creative cocktails. With some great happy hours and live music, this is the perfect spot to have a rum on a Friday afternoon.

If you are looking for a funky rooftop bar, Two Hands Rooftop Bar is the one for you. Grab a Shisha and a cocktail, and head to the rooftop beer garden. They serve up some delicious burgers and have free venue hire.

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We are seeing more and more Gamer bars pop up, and GG EZ Bar was one of the originals in Melbourne. It was Australia’s first dedicated esports bar, and it is not as geeky as it sounds. GG EZ Bar is just a colourful bar with a great atmosphere, and instead of football on the TVs, it’s Esports.

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One of Melbourne’s most beautiful and unique houses is now the Little Lon Distilling Co Bar. The building was built in 1877 and remained a single-story house in the middle of the CBD. This intimate little cocktail bar is perfect for a relaxing G&T after work, gin tastings or maybe a Masterclass.

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I adore this place made in a modern, contemporary style and spiced with the slight smell of violence. Red Square in the heart of West End is the place with the best night-time entertainment venue in the city. They host some of the best Australia’s and the world’s top-notch DJs in one of two rooms. Come and enjoy excellent R&B or electro house and burn the dance floor in this ‘outside the square’ spot.

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Overlooking the Yarra while you sip on a glass of local wine and taste some fantastic cheeses and meats sounds like an excellent way to spend your afternoon. This is a large venue with multiple areas Arbory Afloat sits on the Yarra and Arbory sits overlooking the Yarra.

Jason Masson

Jason Masson

22 just out of college and love to find new and interesting drinking spots. My favourite bar is the next one I visit.

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