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.
With Funktion-One sound systems blasting out the best from DJs across the city, Angel Music Bar do exactly what they say on the tin. And when you're not admiring the hits? Enjoy an approachable wine menu and a cocktail list of classics.
Master at all things burger and beer, you might have to go slightly out of your way for a visit to East Of Everything, but they're worth every stop. From big patties to 12 beers on tap, those with a love of all things hoppy will find comfort here.
One of the most fun bars in the city, there's never a quiet afternoon at Madame Brussels. From its English garden-esque vibes (complete with flora and white elegant tables) to its cupcakes, sandwiches and jugs of Pimm's, this rooftop spot is a glorious way to get going on any day.
From its working jukebox down to its unmissable red neon, Heartbreaker is the perfect Chinatown dive bar for the laidback of Melbourne. Head on down for a game of pool, tuck in to a menu of small dishes or simply kick back with a drink in hand.
From frozen margaritas and a tucked away beer garden, to regular karaoke nights and blues DJ sessions, The Shady Lady is your quirky all rounder when it comes to a top Melbourne bar, complete with tasseled ceiling lights and retro interiors.
Home to everything from a rooftop bar to grand dining rooms, State Of Grace have all your hospitality needs rolled in to one. With industrial touches owed to its time as the Melbourne Steamship Co. building, expect cocktails in the sunshine and basement drinks if the night takes you.
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.
A Flinders Lane favourite where you'll likely find most of the velvet furnishings in the city, Trinket is a much-loved Melbourne bar where cocktails and slinky evenings are a given. Home to its very own secret basement bar, along with pizza for the hungry, it's a no-brainer.