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Bars & Pubs - Fri 27 Feb

There’s something surprisingly apt about this cold old building hosting a vodka pop-up bar. Admission tickets give you two drinks of your choice, and there’ll be plenty to sample, including vodka-based...

Bars & Pubs - 25 Feb-03 Mar

Round about this time last year, Black Pearl bartender (and now  Time Out contributor) Fred Siggins took out the Bacardi Legacy national prize for his very own cocktail creation: a triumphant mix of...

Bars & Pubs - 05 Feb-29 Mar

Until the end of March, Hamer Hall’s upper terrace is being transformed into a lush green and white al fresco bar. Bar Blanc is a slice of the French Riviera, but with a backdrop of Melbourne’s city...

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Harry Hall

Harry Hall

Malvern gets a wine bar… without the wine snobs

Vamos

Vamos

A little party from Latin America at the top of Chinatown

Ba Charlie

Ba Charlie

There’s nothing shy and retiring about the drinks and snacks on offer at Prahran's newcomer

Doc Martin's

Doc Martin's

Aperitifs and digestifs will cure what ails you at this fashionable new spot

Romeo Lane

Romeo Lane

A cocktail bar that is actually about you, not how many tricks are up the bartender’s sleeve

Black Market

Black Market

Fitzroy’s pop-up wine bar serving shaker fries and fried chicken has a mind to stick around

Oak and Steel

Oak and Steel

By night, Soldier on Espresso morphs into a wine bar

Trumpy

Trumpy

A laid-back haven for beers, cocktails, music and snacks

Pilgrim

Pilgrim

Fed Square has just added another bar on the river

Polepole

Polepole

Exit the Kitten Club; enter the East African-inspired cocktail bar with banging bar snacks

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