Time Out Melbourne

If you're looking to score a fumble in Melbourne it's not about who you know, but about where you go

The Alchemist

Want to drink cocktails in a swanky bedroom, but can’t mix them for yourself? Then head here for some really cheeky times. Fitzroy.

Carlton Yacht Club

They can’t speak Italian, but they make a damn fine Martini at this nautically themed bar that’s in the heart of Little Italy. Carlton.

Double Happiness

Asian-themed cocktails just off Chinatown from cocktail-savvy hooligans come hard and fast. Just get your eat on first as there’s no food in the building. Melbourne.

The Emerson

All-singing, all-dancing restaurant, club and bar has a floor of shadowy booths, a rooftop with a cushion-lined deck and a lower level pushing dance floor beats. South Yarra.


Section 8’s grown-up cocktail-bar counterpart has Carlton on tap with Fresh Prince of Bel Air badging. Melbourne.

General Store and Co

A junkyard-like bar with a barber shop, $5 happy hours and service with a smile. Melbourne.

Golden Monkey

This basement bar is reminiscent of an opium den where whisky is centre stage next to Asian-inspired cocktails. Melbourne.

Huey Long's

A New Orleans-inspired cocktail bar out the back of Po’Boy Quarter offers the liquid refreshment equivalent of the eatery’s Southern US treats. Fitzroy.

Little Red Pocket

Order off the iPad at this Japanese-themed cocktail bar with an impressive list of sakes. Melbourne.

Loop Roof

Get good-and-proper cocktails at this perennially packed rooftop bar whose well-versed team have hailed from the likes of EDV. Melbourne.

Madame Brussels

Miss Pearls’ marvelous garden party carries on and on, with cucumber sandwiches, Chablis and Pimms on the terrace. Melbourne.

Mr Wow's Emporium

They’re lining up on Smith Street for popcorn, indoor bocce and cocktails at this banquette-filled haven. Fitzroy.

Ms Collins

Ms Collins combines barber shop, cocktail bar and nightclub with a multi-chef consulted menu. Check the program online or you may be in for a shock. Melbourne.


Board games, fireplaces, a smokers’ courtyard and a Tom Waits soundtrack make this bar a uni students’ haven. North Melbourne.


The chi-chi, late-night rooftop bar above the Melbourne Supper Club is famous for sausage rolls and running like clockwork. Melbourne.


This 1980s-themed basement cocktail bar/pick-up joint slings West Coast Coolers over the bar while slinging Pat Benatar over the speakers. Melbourne.

The Toff in Town

Half live-music venue, half private-booth, table-service, train-carriage cocktail bar, the Toff is a classy place where things nevertheless get loose. Melbourne.

Updated on 11 Feb 2016.

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