Best Bars in Melbourne

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Melbourne’s bar scene is a diverse mix of glamourous laneway speakeasies, all the way through to your favourite dingy dive. The Plus Ones break down the best places for you to indulge in your favourite drink – no matter what sort of experience you are after.

For the authentic Melbourne experience…

Naked for Satan

If you are hosting a guest from interstate or overseas, there is hardly a better view of the city skyline than from the rooftop at Naked for Satan. Known as ‘Naked in the Sky’, this open terrace, lounge and restaurant is the perfect place to start for dinner and then continue at for drinks until the wee hours. With their unique house infused vodkas, as well as a great range of the usual favourites, there is surely something to whet everyone’s palate.

Naked for Satan
285 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065
http://www.nakedforsatan.com.au/

 

Arbory Bar and Eatery

A good honest pub vibe, great grub and a spectacular spot right on the Yarra River – this extension of Flinders St Station simply screams Melbourne. At Arbory you will find everyone from weary office workers who may have arrived at lunchtime, tourists who have just gotten off the train and those who simply love a craft beer on tap with Melbourne’s Southbank precinct as the view.

Arbory Bar and Eatery
Flinders Street Railway Station, 1 Flinders Walk
Melbourne VIC 3000
www.arbory.com.au/

 

For a killer cocktail…

Eau De Vie

Possibly Melbourne’s worst kept secret, this dazzling little bar is tucked down one of Melbourne’s classic laneways. With no signage and simply a large wooden door, there is something seductive about crossing the threshold at Eau De Vie. Enjoy a cocktail from their wildly extensive menu – from classic to completely showy (think dry ice and fire). Or, if whisky is more your jam, you can purchase a bottle of their finest and store it in your own private whisky locker, where it will wait for you until next time.

Eau De Vie
1 Malthouse Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
www.eaudevie.com.au/

 

Romeo Lane

If you are in the mood for an intimate affair rather than a party, Romeo Lane is the classy little hole in the wall you have been looking for. With a cocktail menu that rotates depending on what the bartenders are drinking at the time, as well as a lot of off-menu cocktail options, you will never be bored. The formal table service and old school tunes are a nice touch in a place that is all about quality not quantity.

Romeo Lane
1 Crossley Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
www.romeolane.com.au/

 

For the best bar food…

Bad Frankie

Who doesn’t love a jaffle? At Bad Frankie there is something for the sweetest of sweet tooths or a variety of savoury options to suit any taste. The extensive jaffle menu (including their infamous Lamington Jaffle) goes perfectly with the range of boutique Australian spirits on offer, which can be served neat, on the rocks or showcased in a unique cocktail.

Bad Frankie
141 Greeves Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065
www.badfrankie.com/

 

Bar Lourinha

When you think of the Mediterranean it is all tapas and wine that springs to mind, and Bar Lourinha is no exception. Nestled in the heart of the CBD, this dimly lit European gem is the perfect place to meet friends for delicious morsels of delicate seafood, rich crispy pork and a generous range of vegetable and cheese nibbles. All washed down with specialty wines from around France, Italy and further afield, you really can’t go wrong.

Bar Lourinha
37 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
www.barlourinha.com.au/

 

For a fancy frothie…

Boilermaker House

While there are many places to get a decent craft beer around Melbourne, there are few that have the ambiance of Boilermaker House. The sister bar of Eau De Vie, Boilermaker House splits its passions between a micro-brewery bar and whisky – hence the wonderful opportunity to indulge in a ‘boilermaker’ and combine both. With a regular beer list, plus a very long list of limited time only specials, this is the place to go for a refined beer experience.

Boilermaker House
209/211 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
www.boilermakerhouse.com.au/

Forester’s Hall

With more beers than you can poke a stick at and plenty of pool tables to boot, Forester’s Hall is your classic old school beer hall – except instead of heavy lager, you will find contemporary craft beer is on the menu. The large tables are perfect for big groups, or you can perch up at the bar to ensure you have the best view of all the delicious beer. And on Tuesdays, you can enjoy free tastings and beer club specials from 6pm – what’s not to love?

Forester’s Hall
64 Smith Street
Collingwood VIC 3066
www.forestershall.com.au/

This article first appeared in The Plus Ones.

 

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