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Lose yourself in the inspiring cocktail menu at this sophisticated watering hole occupying an old spice warehouse

Gently lit by lamps and candles, this easily-missed little bar offers a cosy hideaway from the fuss and noise of the big, mean city. The drinks menu is thicker than War and Peace and even offers tasting plates of fine spirits. Part of Murmur’s attraction has to do with the friendly, skilful staff, but the bar itself embodies old-fashioned charm. Well over a century old, the heritage-listed building is all wooden floors, iron railings and firm leather couches. The owners have retained the original iron crane from its earlier incarnation as a warehouse as an eye-catching ceiling feature, and every aspect of the bar from the glassware to the flowers in the ladies' room speaks of attention to detail. It’s the perfect spot for a date with someone you really want to impress, and equally perfect for the post-breakup cocktails with your best friends.

Updated on 3 Nov 2015.

By Una Cruickshank   |   Photos by Elaine Reyes

Murmur details

Lvl 1
17 Warburton Ln, Melbourne 3000

Telephone 03 9640 0395

Price per person including drinks $50.00 to $100.00

Open Mon-Fri 4.30-11pm; Sat, Sun 4.30pm-1am

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