HiHou

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MONDAY - SATURDAY: 5 P.M. - 1 A.M.
+61 3 9654 5465 | WEBSITE

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 Japan in Melbourne. Hot towels are doled out upon arrival and a great selection of Japanese whisky, sake, umeshu, shochu and odd but surprisingly successful cocktails are all dispatched in a peaceful, hideaway atmosphere with flawless service. This is easily one of the classiest drinking experiences Melbourne has to offer.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • lots of whiskey
  • bar food
What to drink
One of their Japanese twists on classic cocktails.
ProTip
Get them to walk you though the different varieties of shochu. You’ll get a good buzz and an education to boot.