If you are looking for a break down of what drinking at the best bars in Melbourne is like you found the right blog. Whether you are craving a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, cheaper liquor during drink specials, or just to sing some karaoke hopefully we can assist.
Our first section will cover the best wine and cocktail bars in Melbourne. Up next we will get into breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool and throw some darts.
Then we will mention some of the best drink specials near you so you can hit up the right bars at the right times to do your drinking cheaper. After that we will discuss bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area.
Lastly we will talk about bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music. Towards the end there will even be a local bar map that pins all of the spots from our various lists on it.
And if you want to compare the scene here to others around Australia you can do so at that link.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
Some of the top cocktail and wine bars in Melbourne are:
- So Eau De Vie Melbourne at 1 Malthouse Ln
- 1806 at 169 Exhibition St
- Gin Palace at 10 Russell Pl
- Boilermaker House at 209-211 Lonsda St
- Gerald’s Bar at 386 Rathdowne
- Juliet Melbourne at 37-41 Little Bourke St
- Willows & Wine at 315 Victoria St
Boilermaker House is a blues-filled temple that specializes in malt whisky, craft beer, and delectable cocktails in your area while also having a complete lunch and dinner menu. Gerald’s Bar is rightfully regarded as one of Melbourne’s best wine bars.
Juliet can assist you in celebrating special occasions such as birthdays, wine tastings, cheese tastings, product launches, and more events while serving wine, cocktails, and beer.
Melbourne Breweries & Sports Bars
Sample new suds and watch the big game with your friends at the best local breweries and sports bars:
- Westside Ale Works at 36 Alfred St
- The Mill Brewery at 40 Sackville St
- Hop Nation Brewing at 6/107-109 Whitehall St
- The Local Brew House at 24/17-23 Keppel Dr
- Turf Sports Bar Melbourne at 131 Queen St
- Kicks at 1/450 Elizabeth St
- Hoops Sports Bar at 4/241 Dorset Rd
- Gg Ez Bar at 93/95 Queen St
American pale ales, West Coast IPA’s, American sours, and stouts are typical Westside Ale Works beer specialties. All of The Local Brew House beers and ciders are made with the highest quality, fresh ingredients, resulting in a great tasting beer plus they have pool tables and TV’s to watch the game.
Turf Bar is a traditional tavern and one of the best sports bars near you with a lively and welcoming atmosphere, excellent food, six plasma screens, three big screens, three private screening booths, advanced surround sound systems, and pool tables.
Kicks is a sports bar and restaurant where clients can unwind with a drink while watching their favorite teams on any of their displays thanks to the abundance of big screen TV’s and projectors. They also have three old arcade tables, a foosball table, and a custom designed pool table in an enjoyable atmosphere.
With a fully licensed bar, substantial lunch and dinner menus, and 14 televisions showing live games Hoops Sports Bar is one of the premier sports entertainment venues in the eastern suburbs. GG EZ is a meeting place for great drinks and sports.
Local Drink Specials
Visit these bars with drink specials near you to buy cheaper alcohol and your wallet will thank you:
- Tyranny of Distance at 147 Union St
- 56 Bricks at 56 Chapel St
- European Bier Café at 120 Exhibition St
Visit Tyranny of Distance from 4pm to 7pm to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks in your area. 56 Bricks is a bar that serves cheaper drinks during their happy hours from 4pm to 9pm.
There are more local drink specials at European Bier Café from 12pm to 6pm.
Trivia, Quiz & Game Nights
Here is a good list of bars with trivia, quiz, and game nights in your area:
- Lyrebird Lounge at 61 Glen Eira Rd
- Prince Patrick Hotel at 135 Victoria Parade
- Revolver Upstairs at 229 Chapel St
- Bartronica at Basement/335 Flinders Ln
- 29th Apartment at 29 Fitzroy St
On Wednesday nights from 7:30pm Lyrebird Lounge has music trivia at their bar. The Prince Patrick Hotel is your neighborhood pub that serves good food, cold beer, and excellent wine plus they have Tuesday night bar trivia with Richard McKenzie.
Every Tuesday at 7pm Revolver Upstairs hosts a local trivia night. Bartronica serves bar snacks, cocktails, and beer while having pinnies, consoles, and arcade games.
The 29th Apartment features a retro television that plays cult classics along with games like Jenga, Connect 4, and pinball machines.
Dance, Karaoke & Live Music
Anyone that wants to dance, listen to live music, and sing karaoke can head to:
- The Carlton Club at 193 Bourke St
- The Toff at 2f/252 Swanston St
- Jukes Karaoke at 8 Whiteman St Southbank
- Party World at 211 La Trobe St
You’ll find a hand-picked wine list, funky cocktails, plenty of beers on tap, and a fun bar to dance at near you at The Carlton Club. The Toff offers a variety of spaces and private rooms for all types of celebrations including corporate functions, conferences, birthday parties, product launches, cocktail parties, and everything in between.
Jukes Karaoke has rooms to accommodate karaoke groups in your area of any size while serving cocktails, beers, ciders, and sodas. Party World is a popular karaoke bar in Melbourne that serves an extensive selection of premium local and imported spirits, beers, and wines.
You might also want to read our posts on:
- All Kinds Of Pubs In Sydney
- All Kinds Of Pubs In Adelaide
- All Kinds Of Pubs In Perth
- All Kinds Of Pubs In Gold Coast
Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Melbourne
After reading all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available near you. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke in your area.
If you think we got anything incorrect or notice us listing any venues that are no longer open please tell us in the comments so we can keep this info as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Melbourne.