The Best Themed Bars in Melbourne

These themed bars will take you to another world.

Melbourne is no stranger to unique bars, in fact the stranger the better. There are several bars that operate under a theme, and it generally makes for a magical escape. So, here’s our list of the best unique and quirky bars in Melbourne.

Contents: Themed Bars
  Hardware St, City
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Mjölner

This Viking inspired bar & restaurant is straight out of Norse Mythology. The team at Mjølner - named after Thor’s Hammer - have successfully brought an opulent touch to barbarian dining.

This venue is from the team behind Eau de Vie, so expect a high-level of theatrics. You'll be able to drink beer from a horn and take flaming shots poured down beef-bone.

Mjølner also serves mead, a fermented honey drink that is thought to be the world's oldest alcoholic beverage.

  Little Collins St, City
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Glamp

Glamp is a cocktail bar inspire by the world of 'glamorous camping.'

Hidden above African restaurant Polēpolē, Glamp is home to two giant colourful tents.

This is where you'll spend the night, sipping on delicious cocktails. Take some photos while you're here, the venue is extremely photogenic.

  Lonsdale St, City
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Storyville

Storyville is a magical bar inspired by your favourite childhood stories; think Narnia meets Harry Potter.

From the giant glowing mushrooms that line the wall, to the inventive cocktail list, this bar is filled with wonder.

  21 Croft Alley, City
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The Croft Institute

Down one of Chinatown's winding laneways is The Croft Institute, a bar inspired by a laboratory. Bunsen burners, test tubes, and skeletons can all be found across the three floors.

Some of their cocktails have replaced straws with plastic syringes. The Croft Institute is hard to find though, making it one of Melbourne's signature hidden bars.

  Corrs Lane, City
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Berlin Bar

Berlin, Germany, was once divided into the East and the West, and that's exactly what you'll find at Berlin Bar.

One-half of the bar flourishes in elegance (thanks to capitalism) and the other half is war-torn by the terrible results of communism. Pick a side, and settle in for a cocktail.

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