Which are the best bars Melbourne CBD?

Best bars Melbourne CBD are, as a rule, numerous, as tastes differ. No matter your preferences, however, one thing is certain: you will be able to find just the bar you are after. For, Melbourne City is, simply put, a mixture of otherwise impossible combinations, a truly diverse place with a little something for everyone.

Which are the best bars Melbourne CBD?

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Best Melbourne CBD bars

There are many exquisite Melbourne CBD bars, starting with Hotel Lindrum’s Back Bar & Billiard Room.

The Back Bar is a perfect place to unwind and enjoy a glass of your favourite drink. Only the best beverages are served!

The bar is furnished as to provide as much comfort as possible, with leather armchairs and sofas surrounding the cosy fireplace. The fireplace is what makes the bar stand out, according to Lindrum’s guests, and so are its high-quality wines, beers, cocktails and spirits. “Sophisticated” is the term usually used to describe it.

The Back Bar features a full-size billiard table (the original one from the Lindrum’s Billiard Centre’s days), where you may enjoy playing billiards and sipping drinks with your group of friends or your significant other.

Finally, Hotel Lindrum offers exclusive private use of the Back Bar. Have the place all to yourself and your guests — your way all the way.

Whisky and billiards

As a special offer, the Lindrum Hotel has created a unique whiskey and billiard package. The experience begins with David Baker from Bakery Hill Distillery telling the history of Victorian Whisky and Bakery Hill, and continues with a tasting of Victorian Gin, Classic Single Malt, Double Wood and Peated Malt. Included in the package is a billiards lesson.

Lindrum’s executive Chef André Christian E. Dulay will divine a canapé morsels menu for the afternoon. Learn the thrilling history of the Lindrum Hotel in the fine setting of the Back Bar.

Picking the best bar Melbourne

Being a thriving city, Melbourne showcases a good number of outing venues, but which one is the best bar Melbourne? On top of the Back Bar, there are several others most tourists like to frequent. Here are our top picks of best bars Melbourne CBD.

The Tote

We may freely say that The Tote is a legendary pub. It is one of those venues to have built Melbourne and is still rocking on. The pub is famous for having sparked the only mass protest led by Australia’s rock & roll community back in 2010. The cause? It was outrageous licensing laws threatening to shut down the place!

The Local Taphouse

The Local Taphouse is one of those special places with a unique charm that keeps the guests revisiting it. Its heritage wood panelling complemented by sheltered lamps makes it feel like an old-school private club. If we add that it serves only the best craft beers in Melbourne, you will get the idea.

The Drunken Poet

The Drunken Poet is one of tourists’ and locals’ favourites, and not only because of its witty name. It is a cosy place where “Guinness” is a byword and also the very spot to encounter Siobhan Dooley, Australia’s famous publican. There are pickled eggs to go with the Guinness, too!

Leonard's House of Love

Leonard's House of Love is a creative venue, with a stained-glass back bar sporting a mongoose fighting a cobra. Added to that is warm lighting set in a pine room — truly like a ski resort. Leonard's House of Love serves burgers, fries, nachos, fried chicken and snacks, on top of exquisite drinks.

Hats and Tatts

Hats and Tatts is one of locals’ favourites, so if you wish to experience Melbourne inside and out, this is the place to visit. The bar serves excellent beers and booze, with the selection including more than 400 bottles on the shelf. Trivia: the Kittens strip club is across the street.

Bodega Underground

Bodega Underground is all about mescal and verdita. The accommodation is welcoming, as it is a basement bar that serves all kinds of Mexican drinks on top of the standard offer. Co-owner Jules Downing brought these treasures from a research trip to Mexico, and he is generous enough to share them with the customers.

Harry and Frankie

Harry and Frankie is a relaxing bar serving exquisite wine. Ask the staff for recommendations if undecided! On top of wine, the bar also serves craft beers, sherries, European cider (a broad selection) and single malts.

Neighbourhood Wine

Neighbourhood Wine was originally a gentlemen’s club, since transformed into a pub and restaurant with one of the nicest terraces in Melbourne. If we wanted to use one word to describe Neighbourhood Wine, “stylish” would do the trick. Vintage bar stools, brass, tapestry, a 20-page wine list (including organic wines)... The bar has got it all!

The Elysian

The Elysian is a whisky bar, run by two legendary whisky pioneers — Yao Wong and Kelvin Low. The place is cosy, with shopfront wood panels welcoming guests to a relaxing evening. Serving private bottling and single cask, it’s a must-see for any serious whisky lover.

Listing only several pubs and bars does not give justice to the truth, we know, but this is just to get you started. As we’ve stated several times already, Melbourne is a treasure trove, in terms of outings and exhibitions, so it’s best to ask the staff for recommendations. For, Melbourne is not only famous for its secrets — it is also illustrious for its welcoming inhabitants.

Visit all best bars Melbourne CBD at your convenience

All best bars Melbourne CBD are inviting, with friendly staff ready to help you discover all of its hidden treasures. We leave the definition of “best” to you — we barely list some of our favourites.

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