The 50 best bars in Melbourne, as chosen by Time Out's editors
Here is Melbourne viewed through the bottom of a glass: from its world-beating cocktail lounges to its down-and-divey saloons. These bars – organised by area and in no particular order – represent the pinnacle of Melbourne drinking. Many of them are Time Out Bar Awards winners. Others take pride of place in some of our most popular guides, like Melbourne's best cocktail bars, wine bars, rooftop bars and first date bars.
Above all, these bars have one thing in common: they are the very best this fine drink-swilling city has to offer. For more of Melbourne's best bars, be sure to pick up a copy of our 2016 Bar Guide, now on sale in good newsagents for just $4.95. Bottoms up, Melbourne!