Eau de Vie

Eau de Vie hidden bar Melbourne
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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 Vie is a serious affair with full table service and a long list of creative and theatrical cocktails that meld classic inspiration with modern technique. Liquid nitrogen mist and huge flames can often be seen rising from behind the bar, but don’t let the scene fool you—these guys are suited and booted like the bartenders of yore and have the banter to match.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • bottle service
  • bar food
  • lots of whiskey
What to drink
Try a group cocktail like The Versailles Experience, which is served out of an absinthe fountain; or their version of a Cosmo shaken in a giant glass leg, complete with a high heel.
Every week, Eau De Vie hosts tasting dinners pairing food with cocktails or whiskey, hosted by an industry expert.