Cocktail ‘O Clock? Our top 5 cool bars in Melbourne

Thirsty? Us too. Melbourne is awash with fantastic bars so we’ve scouted around and come up with our top 5 places to grab a cocktail. Whether you’re on a backpacker budget or ready to splash some cash, we have the place for you…


Emerald Peacock Melbourne

Emerald Peacock

WHY? For a chilled out rooftop

The Emerald Peacock has its own roof terrace with spectacular views and comes complete with heaters, blankets and mulled wine, what more could you want on a chilly winter evening? This trendy and upmarket bar has a beautifully decorated interior with lots of private booths available for an intimate drink with friends. Always bustling, The Emerald Peacock is a great spot to unwind after a hard day’s work (of sightseeing!).


Vineyard bar Melbourne


WHY? Rocking the student vibe

A firm favourite amongst backpackers and students alike, Vineyard’s buzzing atmosphere carries on right through to 3am every night. Its funky, retro decor and warm, cosy interior is filled with regulars who come to enjoy the cheap drinks and soak up the music. Sunday through to Tuesday Vineyard hosts live acoustic nights and after the bands have finished the bar stays alive with in house d.j’s kicking out a great mix of dirty funk, rock, electro and lots more.


Seamstress bar, MelbourneWHY? Hint of the Orient

Nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s historic Chinatown district, Seamstress is a multi-award winning cocktail bar. There is a wide variety of exotic cocktails to choose from and drinks are reasonably priced. The soundtrack of jazz and blues compliments the homely feel of the place and you can even sit back in comfy leather armchairs to enjoy your drink.


Chaise Lounge bar Melbourne

Chaise Lounge

WHY? Chic style

One of Melbourne’s most long standing and best loved cocktail bars, Chaise Lounge epitomizes decadence and luxury.  Full of candelabras, antique furniture and beaded curtains, you feel like you’ve been transported back to a different era. They serve excellent cocktails and even hand out free Sushi on a Friday! It gets busy quickly so it’s advisable to go early to avoid disappointment.


Baroq House bar MelbourneWHY? A touch of the surreal

A stunning bar/club set over three floors, Baroq House oozes cool. It is one of the most exclusive night spots in Melbourne and boasts fabulous OTT decor with enormous Venetian glass chandeliers, zebra print and gilt edge furniture. Sip your cocktail whilst watching fire performers and magicians and then head to the mosaic tiled dance floor to dance the night away! Despite the opulence management promise ‘royal treatment’ for an affordable price.

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Dive into the best bars in Melbourne and share your top spots to grab a cocktail….

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