Time Out Melbourne

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!



Arbory Bar and Eatery


Bar Americano


Bar Ampere




Boilermaker House






Gin Palace








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




Union Electric Bar


Whisky & Alement



Bad Frankie


Bar Clarine


The Beaufort


Black Pearl


The Everleigh


Gerald's Bar


Joanie’s Baretto


Joey Smalls


Kodiak Club


Le Bon Ton




Mr Wow's Emporium


Neighbourhood Wine


The Rum Diary Bar




Bar Di Stasio


Bellota Wine Bar


Boston Sub's Jungle Boy


Harry and Frankie




White Oaks Saloon Bar and Dining



Bar Exuberante


Harry Hall

The Kilburn

Updated on 10 Dec 2015.

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