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Builders Arms Hotel
211 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Andrew McConnell's refined pub offers British-inflected fare, a strong wine selection and a lovely little courtyard.
333 Lygon Street, Carlton
Among the best-kept secret rooftops.
80 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
A Brunswick East haunt for burgers, drinks and live music.
Neapoli Wine Bar
30 Russell Place, Melbourne
A little-known wine bar with a lot of potential.
55 Shannons Road, Lancefield
This vineyard has an underground cellar door and a lovely deck with views over the Macedon Ranges.
Imperial South Yarra
522 Chapel Street, South Yarra
A southside spot to unwind with a fishbowl cocktail and a little bit of a boogie.
Grub Food Van
87-89 Moor Street, Fitzroy
Laid-back backyard in summer, cosy comfort cafe in winter.
The Boatbuilders Yard
23 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf
Located right on the harbour at South Wharf, this is the place to go if you like your drinks served with a view.
565 High Street, Northcote
This cosy northside cocktail bar is a favourite among locals for its relaxed vibes and top-notch drinks.
10 Russell Place, Melbourne
Luxe, dim and full of your favourite spirit: gin.
The Brunswick Green
313 Sydney Road, Brunswick
This large and welcoming watering hole is a mainstay of Sydney Road.
The Croft Institute
21 Croft Alley, Melbourne
A bar science nerds and spirit lovers alike can get behind.
City Wine Shop
159 Spring Street, Melbourne
The best people watching, wine sipping spot on Spring Street.
318 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North
Eclectic, laid back and charming, this Fitzroy North bar was made for dates.
27-29 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne
Pull up a milk crate and set yourself up in this excellent outdoor bar.
425 Collins Street, Melbourne
Magnums-delivered-to-your-booth kind of night? You're in the right place.
The Flying Duck Hotel
67 Bendigo Street, Prahran
Prahran's favourite old Duck flies again.
Level 1, Curtain House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne
One of the classic 'cool' bars in Melbourne never fails to disappoint.
86 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
A Lygon Street favourite with a late-night happy hour.
Moon Dog OG
17 Duke Street, Abbotsford
The Melbourne brewing powerhouse started out life in this Abbotsford warehouse — it's worth a visit for a couple of beers and some pizza.