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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!

Central

 

Arbory Bar and Eatery

 

Bar Americano

 

Bar Ampere

 

Belleville

 

Boilermaker House

 

Cookie

 

EDV

 

Gin Palace

 

Goldilocks

 

Heartbreaker

 

Hihou

 

Joe Taylor

 

Kirk's Wine Bar

 

Lily Blacks

 

Loch and Key

 

Loop Roof

 

The Lui Bar

 

Madame Brussels

 

The Mill House

 

New Gold Mountain

 

Nihonshu Shochu and Sake Bar

 

Port of Call

 

Robot Bar

 

Romeo Lane

 

Rooftop Bar

 

Siglo

 

Union Electric Bar

 

Whisky & Alement

North

 

Bad Frankie

 

Bar Clarine

 

The Beaufort

 

Black Pearl

 

The Everleigh

 

Gerald's Bar

 

Joanie’s Baretto

 

Joey Smalls

 

Kodiak Club

 

Le Bon Ton

 

Monty's

 

Mr Wow's Emporium

 

Neighbourhood Wine

 

The Rum Diary Bar

Trumpy

South

 

Bar Di Stasio

 

Bellota Wine Bar

 

Boston Sub's Jungle Boy

 

Harry and Frankie

 

Smalls

 

White Oaks Saloon Bar and Dining

East

 

Bar Exuberante

 

Harry Hall

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Updated on 10 Dec 2015.

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