Best Bars in Melbourne

Looking for a peak cocktail experience in Melbourne? A rustic but chill bar where wine is champion? Cool, we can do that. Bringing you the spots you NEED to know, we've searched high and low for the best bars in Melbourne. Period. Whether you're a connoisseur or just after something special, check out our recommendations below.

Last updated on 11th June 2021




Here for all your pint and wine needs, Royal Saxon is a pared back pub-style venue on Church Street, known for their list of bottled lagers and casual dining menu. From pizza to their glittering courtyard, don't miss out on a table.

Drawing inspiration from the area's history as a red light district, this Melbourne cocktail bar is supreme for date nights in the city. From its bottles of Champagne to its luxury cocktails Romeo Lane was made for good drinks and romance.

Celebrating the best of Australian-sourced bottles, Bad Frankie is a Fitzroy bar that prides itself on its varied options. When you're not on gin from Victoria, try a selection of whisky from Queensland, even tucking in to a tasting session/masterclass if the night takes you.