Mitre Tavern pub Melbourne

The Mitre Tavern

Smack in the middle of the Central Business District, the Mitre Tavern is located inside Melbourne’s oldest building. While the bar tends to overflow with suits, it’s worth the trek,…

Siglo Rooftop bar Melbourne


It’s hard not to fall in love with Melbourne from up here. If you’re a fan of the finer things in life—oysters, champagne, vintage wine, whiskey and cigars—Siglo is the…

The Lui Bar Vue de Monde rooftop bar Melbourne

The Lui Bar

Sitting proudly atop one of Melbourne’s tallest buildings, this five-star restaurant boasts breathtaking views of the city skyline. Dinner at Vue de Monde will coast you a small fortune, but…

Bomba rooftop bar Melbourne


This tiny bar, located on the 5th-floor roof above Lonsdale St., sports one of the best views in the city. With a 300-degree line of sight above the leaves of…

Loop Roof Melbourne

Loop Roof

The rooftop counterpart to art space-slash-bar Loop, Loop Roof offers garden-themed cocktails to match the various palms and potted plants that punctuate the space. The drinks are fun, fruit-forward and…

Section 8 hidden bar Melbourne

Section 8

Section 8 is essentially an outdoor bar built into a holed-out shipping container filled with recycled materials all crammed into a parking lot at the end of a CBD alleyway.…

Eau de Vie hidden bar Melbourne

Eau de Vie

Down an alley that leads to a downtown parking structure and behind and unmarked door lies what is perhaps the perfect summation of the modern Australian cocktail bar. Eau de…

Cookie beer bar Melbourne


Cookie is a Melbourne institution and a great first stop for visitors wanting to jump right in and get a taste of the Melbourne scene. Located on the first floor…

Cumulus Up wine bar Melbourne

Cumulus Up

This dark, glittering Central Business District (CBD) wine bar sits above its sister venue Cumulus, Inc. Order a plate of ham or some profiteroles (they make the ice cream to…



Located inside the ultra-glamorous Roosevelt Hotel (just down the way is the Sazerac Bar), drinking at Domenica is an elegant, sleek experience that’s equal parts art deco and modern. While…