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Cocktail Bar

Beneath Driver Lane

3 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·

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September 11, 2019
This place is a must for any Whisky lovers. Not only do they have some rare and hard to find bottles locked up in glass cabinets with tiny keys, they also offer truffle toasties and local oysters till 3 am in the morning. With the rest of the city going to sleep at just past midnight this place is…
September 04, 2019
Amazing whiskey bar that is hidden away in a Melbourne alley way
May 10, 2019
If you like cocktails, whisky, blues, good service and eating Reuben sandwiches at 2am, Beneath Driver Lane is your basement of dreams. Occupying an old bank vault in the CBD, this bar has a Harry Potter feeling that’s rare in Melbourne. It’s a vision of rustic Victorian style: the brick arched…

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“Mornane Place has finally borne fruit with the arrival of a very late night bar with some seriously good eats. The midnight spaghetti is no booze-sopping gut-buster – it’s a dainty twirl of rigorously al dente spaghetti capturing a flavour burst of sugo, salty giant capers and sweet basil.”
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3 Driver Ln
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Melbourne CBD
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 4:00 PM
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. Visa & MasterCard)
Dinner, Dessert, Bar Snacks
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Dining Options
Table Service, Bar Service
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