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Bars and nightlife in Melbourne

Top bars

Bar
“To have a high-rise panoramic view of Melbourne this is one of the only places! Not to mention amazing food. I recommend the baked camembert. All meals are on special before 12pm so grab something delicious for $11! ”
  • 236 locals recommend
Bar
“For a truly Melbourne bar experience, head to Cookie and work your way through the mammoth beer selection (CBD)”
  • 125 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Mexican restaurant, Mamasita is the ideal Melbourne CBD restaurant to host your next intimate dinner for two or for a large group dinner. www.mamasita.com.au”
  • 72 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Cocktails and beautiful city view, linked to Melbourne's number 1 restaurant Vau De Monde (same view) but the bar price is more friendly :)”
  • 76 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Vue de monde is a testament to the belief that dining can be a wondrous, unforgettable experience, and pays homage to classical fine dining in a modern context. If you’re celebrating a milestone, creating new memories or want a once-in-a-lifetime experience, don’t miss your chance to leave Melbourne with a new unforgettable night.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“This hidden little gem in a basement offers Japanese style food with a unique difference. Its right across the road from James Squires Brewhouse (127 Russell St) so stop off there for a craft beer or their famous Apple Cider. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“Beer, cocktails and eclectic bites in a sleek, vibrant space with Asian decor and balcony tables. Always full of young people.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Lively bar and club with oriental decor, plus an outdoor terrace, playing soul, R&B and dance music.”
  • 16 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Bar
“To have a high-rise panoramic view of Melbourne this is one of the only places! Not to mention amazing food. I recommend the baked camembert. All meals are on special before 12pm so grab something delicious for $11! ”
  • 236 locals recommend
Bar
“For a truly Melbourne bar experience, head to Cookie and work your way through the mammoth beer selection (CBD)”
  • 125 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Cocktails and beautiful city view, linked to Melbourne's number 1 restaurant Vau De Monde (same view) but the bar price is more friendly :)”
  • 76 locals recommend
Bar
“Beer, cocktails and eclectic bites in a sleek, vibrant space with Asian decor and balcony tables. Always full of young people.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Lively bar and club with oriental decor, plus an outdoor terrace, playing soul, R&B and dance music.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Speakeasy
“One of the many hidden bars in Melbourne city - make your way to the top of the staircase and ring the doorbell to enter - then decide whether you'll spend the evening in East or West Berlin. Interested in discovering other hidden bars in Melbourne? Let me take you on a cocktail adventure, send me a message.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Lounge
“Creative cocktails mixed in an opulent basement setting, with red velvet curtains and leather sofas.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Plush art deco penthouse bar with a city-facing balcony, specialising in cocktails and cigars.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Music venues

Opera House
“Always worth a visit while in Melbourne, get some drama in your life with the international artworks t NGV, soaring symphonies, classical ballet, conceptual art and emerging thespians that are stuffed inside Melbourne's Arts Precinct on St Kilda Rd.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Opera House
“The place to go for world-class performances in Live Music, Theatre Australian Opera at the State Theatre; Hamer Hall for concerts; and the fabulous Spieigletent when in residence! The Arts centre is the largest and busiest performing arts centre venue. For a full list of upcoming events: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Tennis Stadium
“This state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor facility hosts a variety of sports, including basketball, tennis, boxing, gymnastics, ice hockey and cycling in its own velodrome plus music concerts.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Rock Club
“One of my favourite local live music venues, great atmosphere and good food! Live music played nightly”
  • 92 locals recommend
Rock Club
“iconic, raucous laneway bar, hosting a line-up of local and international rock 'n' roll acts (CBD).”
  • 17 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Plush art deco penthouse bar with a city-facing balcony, specialising in cocktails and cigars.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Great music venue that picks up some pretty awesome international underground acts from time to time. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Tennis Stadium
“Be sure to check events throughout the year (from Australia Open, cricket, etc.) from their official website.”
  • 35 locals recommend