Below is a list of the top and leading Bars in Melbourne. To help you find the best Bars located near you in Melbourne, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
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Melbourne’s Best Bars:
Here are the most visited Bars in Melbourne:
- Eau De Vie
- Union Electric Bar & Rooftop Gin Garden
- Lui Bar
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Eau De Vie
Eau De Vie, a bar straight out of 1920’s prohibition America, from the moment you walk in you are taken back to a much forgotten era. Once inside you can sit up at the bar, at one of our shared high tables, our low banquette and coffee table seating, or a more intimate and private booth.Secretly hidden behind our book case, the Whisky Room owes its name to our large collection of rare and exclusive whiskies that live here. It is also home to our Bottle Lockers, where you can purchase your favourite spirit bottle from Eau-de- Vie and store it for your next visit.The Whisky Room can be transformed into a private space and is the perfect place for private events for groups of 15 – 40 guests. It is also – when not booked – the ideal place to enjoy one of our whiskies.The Eau-de-Vie Library is home to our degustation table from where we host our 5 course, cocktail degustation experience. This communal table is available for up to 16 guests and can also be hired exclusively for corporate and private events.
Food & Wine, Cocktails and Whisky
“Remarkable ambiance; they have beautiful decor and the accoutrements on the shelves look like they belong in an apothecary. Each drink is an art project crafted by a different talented bartender. The menu is delightful, with each spread containing another theme. They have more types/bottles of alcohol than any other bar I’ve ever been to. My friend’s drink had liquid nitrogen served on top of it in a skull; I saw other similar glass items filled with swirling mist and the drink hidden beneath. Truly a magical place not to be missed.” – Shayna A.
Union Electric Bar & Rooftop Gin Garden
A casual lil’ bar in Melbourne city serving up the finest cocktails, craft beers and the odd exquisite delicacy from exotic far eastern lands. They are restless creators: constantly evolving drink menus, inventing strange and wonderful new flavours for your mouth hole and bending rules as we twist and reshape the classics, utilising and supporting Australia’s glorious local suppliers… All under the watchful eye of Mr. Bill Murray.
They take their craft (but certainly not ourselves) seriously. Drawing on inspiration and power from the golden ananas, we try our very best to provide a great atmosphere in which to sip top class drinks without the hoity-toity bar tender clichés.
Vodka, Beer, Daiquiri, Pina Colada, Espresso Martini, Whiskey, Rum, Champagne and Gin
“Awesome atmosphere and great service. Really nice place to relax with friends and enjoy some rnb tunes.” – Jessica J.
Lui bar is the epitome of class and charisma. Whether you seek an intimate Tête-à-tête on our chaise lounge clusters or an elegant bar-side celebration, every seat enjoys spectacular views over Melbourne. Boasting an extensive wine, Champagne, beer and spirit collection, plus a tempting snack menu, Lui bar is ideal for a casual pre or post-dinner tipple or for a dedicated evening of fun and frivolity. Named in honour of Luigi Grollo, Lui bar’s unmatched ambience echoes the opulence of Gold rush-era Melbourne as reflected in both our cocktail list and decor. The impressive, custom-made bar is crowned by Mikala Dwyer’s breathtaking ‘chandelier’ of transparent clouds, a special commission from her series ‘Empty Sculptures’. Fabricated from industrial residual plastic, these forms play with the definition of sculpture and suspense, celebrating the spirit of reinvention so central to Lui bar experience. When it comes to creating truly exceptional cocktails, innovation is key. Collaboration, experimentation, fearlessness and a revolving array of thrilling ingredients all come together at Lui bar. While we honour tradition, we are not afraid to revisit it, especially if it guarantees perfection in a glass. Be enchanted, be challenged, and be merry, at Lui bar.
Bar Snacks, 3 Course Set Menu, Lui Bar Counter Meal, Signature Drinks, Craft, Classics, Sparkling & Champagne, White Wine, Rose, Red Wine, Port/Tawny, Beer, Cider and Ginger Beer, Cider, Gin, Whiskey, Bourbon, Rye, Brandy, Rum, Tequila, Liqueurs, and Cigards.
“A very easy 5 stars. The cocktails are impressive, and whilst not a full menu for food, the options are a good accompaniment. It’s a very inviting and stylish space and the wait staff are friendly and attentive. The view of course, is the real thing to behold.” – Michelle O.
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