Named after a luxurious 1900s Chicago based establishment, this bar definitely has a speakeasy vibe about, with its dim lighting and mellow atmosphere. The brainchild of Michael Madrusan, principle bartender and founder, The Everleigh, and its ever-changing selection of cocktails, which they will happily tailor to you, ‘Bartender’s Choice’ is guaranteed to impress. Check it out.
The Black Pearl offers an informal party atmosphere with some very serious cocktails. Sitting up at the bar to watch the bartenders is an absolute must, Australian Bartender of the year, Nathan Beasley, may just make an appearance! A short walk upstairs to The Attic and you’ll find a new area with Ketel One Vodka Espresso Martinis on tap, it’s table service so ideal for the ultimate catch-up. Find out more.
With a love of all things Spanish, Bomba Bar have created the Matador’s Gazpacho, a refreshing twist on the classic Bloody Mary. Teamed with some Mediterranean tapas, this is the ultimate night out, finished off perfectly with a nightcap on the rooftop. More here.
If you’re looking for the best Martini in Melbourne, look no further. Hihou, meaning secret treasure, is just that. A Japanese-influenced bar with a killer cocktail list, this minimalist bar is a cocktail lover’s paradise. Check it out.
Named after the year that the term ‘cocktail’ was apparently first defined in print, this bar unsurprisingly celebrates every style of cocktail, from vintage to modern day creations. Their contemporary cocktail creations are among some of the most inventive, which makes a trip to the unique 1806 a must. More details here.
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