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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.…

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HiHou

Ring the buzzer on the unmarked door near Parliament House, at the eastern edge of the Central Business District (CBD), and you’ll be escorted into HiHou—a perfect little slice of…

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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…

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Bar Americano

Off a side street, down an alley and then down another alley, you’ll find Bar Americano, a tiny space with no seating and only enough room for about ten to stand…

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Forester’s Hall

The team behind The Terminus Hotel and The Royston recently opened this Collingwood mash-up of a craft beer bar, live music venue and dance hall. With a huge space complete with the largest selection of…

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Catfish

Housed in a former 19th-century boarding house, Catfish is just about the best place in Melbourne to drink local craft beer. The list changes weekly, all the music is on…

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Cookie

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…