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The Best Hidden Bars in Melbourne

Do you get excited by discovering hidden drinking holes? We certainly do. Melbourne has plenty of hard-to-find bars, so here’s our guide to the best hidden bars in Melbourne. Discover even more on our Hidden Bar Tour.

Bar Americano

20 Presgrave Pl, CBD

One of Melbourne’s smallest bars (it holds around 10 people) Bar Americano takes its cues from Italian aperitivo culture. Owned by artist Matt Bax, it pays ‘homage to the ‘Golden Age’ of drinking, the time of the American Bar.’ It’s standing room only, so things get cosy, but it’s a brilliant escape in the middle of the city.

Beneath Driver Lane

Basement, 3 Driver Ln, CBD

Beneath Driver Lane makes it home in the old vaults of the GPO (General Post Office.) Enter via Driver Lane and head down the stairs into a dark and moody cocktail bar. There’s often live music, so time it right and you’ll get to enjoy a show as well.

Jungle Boy

96 Chapel St, Windsor

Jungle Boy is a tiny tiki cocktail bar hidden behind a New York inspired sandwich joint. Step into Boston Sub on Chapel Street and you’ll see a large freezer door to the right; this is the entrance to Jungle Boy. Step through and discover a hidden paradise, serving a tropical cocktail menu with some American bites.

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$59 | Thursday Evenings | 4 Hours

Eau De Vie

1 Malthouse Ln, CBD

Eau De Vie is hidden down a laneway you wouldn’t give a second glance; the only sign of its existence is a streetlamp above the entrance. This 1920’s inspired prohibition bar serves a large array of cocktails and whiskeys, pairing them with delicious meats and cheese. The same team also runs Mjølner, a viking inspired restaurant and bar.

Berlin Bar

2/16 Corrs Ln, CBD

Berlin Bar is split into two; one end represents East Berlin and the other, the West. The East side is the communist side, under the regime of the infamous dictator Joseph Stalin. While ‘The West’ runs under capitalism, and oozes in opulence. Berlin is a local favourite, and often has a line during the weekend.

On the floor below is the House of Maximon, a Mexican bar that is also good fun come the weekend.

State Of Grace

27 King St, CBD

State of Grace might not look hidden from the outside – and it’s not! But pull the right book on the bookshelf, and a secret door will swing open, revealing a staircase that will take you to the basement. This is Fall From Grace, the hidden basement bar. Enjoy a cocktail, or indulge in their modern European food.

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