Time Out Melbourne

If it's been awhile since you clocked some quality bar time at these fine licensed establishments, we highly recommend you rectify that

Du Nord

From its previous incarnation as a neon-lit dive bar, this Little Bourke Street venue has been given a new lease of life by Swede Thomas Kiltorp (ex-Red Hummingbird, Emerald Peacock). Catering largely to the nine-to-five crowd, it has a sexy Swedish fitout – smooth blonde with a bit of rough-brick stubble, 12 cocktails on the list and a big list of Scandinavian cider and beer. Melbourne.

Kid Boston

While the rest of Melbourne star spangles itself stupid with USA inspired '50s diner tat and '30s speakeasy hoohaa, Kid Boston is modeling itself on all that is awesome about NYC right now. Namely: mod-art, mod-snacks and re-jigged cocktail classics. Windsor.

Laika

It’s the little things that make this1930s-style cocktail and wine bar great. Straws cut to size so that your nose ends up at perfect inhaling height for aromatic garnishes; hand cut ice; a wine list that includes both pocket friendly options and rare bottles, and bartenders who do the table service, ensuring good guidance is always on hand. St Kilda.

Misty

Misty’s star is back on the rise. Jackson Evans took over management recently, and while the bartender is but 20 years of age, he’s been working stick since he was 13 (God bless crazy Queensland’s RSA laws) and he’s learned a thing or two about making cocktails. Moreover, he’s packing some raging enthusiasm. Melbourne.

New Gold Mountain

We're a little bit excited by New Gold Mountain, upstairs from Double Happiness. Nothing about the room has changed – it’s still an emerald green and gold-beaded pocket rocket with plenty of nooks for knee squeezing. But now talented whippersnapper Callan Green has taken the reigns and injected a whole mess of energy and interesting drinks into the mix. Melbourne.

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