The diverse urban landscape of Melbourne provides an eclectic selection of bars. Throughout the city streets, you can sink a drink or two in everything from posh cocktail bars to warehouse style watering holes as you go about your Melbourne city tour. Here are ten of the best.
1. Whisky & Alement
Whisky lovers will want to hotfoot it straight to this whisky joint. Tuck into the selection of amber distills, including tipples from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (in the dark green bottles), and live the high life in this trendy establishment.
2. Romeo Lane
Fancy a cocktail or two? Grab a table at Romeo Lane, where you can kick back in comfort and sip on a classy cocktail served in beautifully cut glassware. In the winter, the cosy fireplace adds an extra intimate touch.
3. Bar Liberty
Punk it up at Bar Liberty with an experimental wine and a selection of weird and wonderful food dishes. You can drink pretty much anything here, from housemade vermouth to Italian wine and locally-brewed beers.
Named after the meat smoker who destroyed the previous business in a fire, Loretta’s is packed full of delightful drinks and outlandish stories. It remains one of the coziest pubs in town, where you can step back in time amongst old-school timber and quirky taxidermy touches.
5. Boilermaker House
The expansive whisky collection is what draws the crowds to the Boilermaker House. Here, you can shot some of the tastiest amber treats in town or, alternatively, sip on a hoppy surprise – the choice is yours.
This snazzy wine bar adds a modern twist to the traditional, bringing a selection of worldly wines to an open-plan space where you can watch your food being cooked in the open kitchen.
7. Gerald’s Bar
Melbourne’s hospitality is on top form at Gerald’s Bar. The age-old bar feels like home with its cluttered décor, while the wide selection of drinks means there’s something for every taste and occasion.
8. The Everleigh
Slightly tucked away on Gertrude Street, The Everleigh opens out into a historic bar with low-lighting and a sophisticated charm. Grab a comfy booth to while away the evening in.
9. Black Pearl
One of the best cocktail bars in the city brings you incredible service and a menu filled with classics and modern experimental offerings.
10. Eau De Vie
Set behind an old, heavy door on Malthouse Lane, Eau De Vie brings the party with its classy interior and boozy dinner theatre-style shenanigans. Sip on cocktails, set your drink on fire, or order a bottle of wine or two.