Immersive Walking Tours In Melbourne

Our Favourite Cocktail Bars In Melbourne

Melbourne is at the forefront of Australia’s drinking culture, with thanks to its world class bars. If you’re looking to visit a great cocktail bar, you’re definitely spoilt for choice. So here’s our favourite cocktail bars to make the decision a little easier.

Lui Bar

525 Collins St, CBD

Is this the highest cocktail bar in Melbourne? Perched a mere 55 floors above Melbourne, Lui Bar is a decadent escape from the mind of Shannon Bennett.  The bar is crowned by a giant ‘chandelier’ of transparent cloud from artist Mikala Dwyer.

The Everleigh

150-156 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

The Everleigh has taken out a spate of awards, including a place in the ‘World’s 50 Best Bars’ and for good reason. This hidden speakeasy takes its ethos from its world-renowned big sister, Milk and Honey in New York. Expect a smaller menu, but a focus on classic concoctions.

Black Pearl

304 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

This family run bar has been operating for over 15 years, and has become a local institute. Taking out 22nd place in the ‘World’s 50 Best Bars’ in 2017, the Black Pearl continues to go from strength to strength. There’s also a some-what hidden bar upstairs called The Attic.

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$59 | Thursday Evenings | 4 Hours

Lily Blacks

12 Meyers Pl, CBD

Down one of Melbourne’s best laneways, is Lily Blacks, celebrating the golden era of cocktails. This cocktail lounge offers cocktails from before the prohibition area; a great place to grab a drink before heading next door to San Telmo.

Eau De Vie

1 Malthouse Ln, CBD

Eau De Vie is a bar straight out of 1920’s prohibition America. Down an ordinary laneway there is absolutely no signage; you’d easily pass it without even knowing. The cocktail menu is creative, featuring a wide variety of ingredients. Eau De Vie is by the same team behind The Boilermaker House and Mjølner; expect a fantastic night out. Discover more secret bars on our Hidden Bars & History Tour.


169 Exhibition St, CBD

1806 is the year that the cocktail was first defined as a “stimulating liquor composed of any kind of sugar, water and bitters.” 1806 is also one of Melbourne’s most popular cocktail lounges, offering an opulent setting to enjoy some classics.


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