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Melbourne Bars with Games and Activities for When You Want to Do More Than Just Sit Around and Drink

Sip a Shiraz over Scrabble or polish off a pot with a game of pool.
By Concrete Playground
July 28, 2017
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By Concrete Playground
July 28, 2017
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  • Food & Drink

    The Thornbury Fromagerie

    A cosy neighbourhood cheese and wine bar, with a well-stocked online store to match.

  • Food & Drink

    Ms Bartronica

    Fancy a game or two of Street Fighter, Mario Kart or even Time Crisis with your cocktails?

  • Food & Drink

    Nice Guys Brewery and Bar

    A retrofuturistic brew bar with 25 taps and a leafy, heated beer garden.

  • Food & Drink

    Jamsheed Wines

    This two-storey dive bar and urban winery is located in Preston.

  • Food & Drink

    Moon Dog World

    This giant, very OTT brewery bar is like a boozy theme park you'll never want to leave.

  • Food & Drink

    Moon Dog OG

    The Melbourne brewing powerhouse started out life in this Abbotsford warehouse — it's worth a visit for a couple of beers and some pizza.

  • Food & Drink

    Cricketers Arms Hotel

    One of Richmond's oldest and most iconic pubs, just across the road from all the sporting action.

  • Food & Drink

    Juke's — TEMPORARILY CLOSED

    A 70s-themes karaoke bar from the Holey Moley crew.

  • Food & Drink

    The Local Taphouse St Kilda

    This Carlisle Street institution boasts 19 taps, two fireplaces and an indoor bocce court to boot.

  • Food & Drink

    Dal Zotto Wines

    You go-to for pizza and prosecco in the King Valley.

  • Food & Drink

    Cleveland Winery

    This vineyard has an underground cellar door and a lovely deck with views over the Macedon Ranges.

  • Food & Drink

    Globe Alley - CLOSED

    A rock 'n' roll Chinatown dive bar serving up free gigs and towering burgers.

  • Food & Drink

    Willows & Wine

    This cosy little wine bar is stocked with second-hand books and board games to keep you entertained while you quaff.

  • Food & Drink

    Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq

    A circus-themed arcade bar from the Holey Moley crew complete with bowling, dodgems and colourful cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Amelia Shaw

    A sleek weekend-only cocktail bar above the Retreat Hotel.

  • Food & Drink

    B. Lucky & Sons

    An adults-only arcade bar offering vintage games, prizes and alcoholic bubble tea until 3am.

  • Food & Drink

    Swan Hotel

    Glide in and grab a pint or dance away the night in this classic Richmond bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Common Man

    There's nothing common about this pub, from an ice-skating rink to raging fire pit, it's full of surprises.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Romantica

    A Lygon Street institution has been transformed into a sleek late-night Italian bar and eatery.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Beta Bar - CLOSED

    Forget Throwback Thursday — this bar is conjuring the nostalgic feels on Fridays.

  • Food & Drink

    Pixel Bar & Cafe

    Feast on competitiveness – and jaffles.

  • Food & Drink

    Bosozoku - CLOSED

    A Japanese biker gang-themed joint with Mario Kart battles, karaoke rooms and a dry ice spa.

  • Food & Drink

    Lulie Tavern

    Abbotsford's no-frills neighbourhood warehouse bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Paradise Alley

    A casual Collingwood warehouse bar connected to Backwoods Gallery.

  • Food & Drink

    Holey Moley Golf Club — TEMPORARILY CLOSED

    Melbourne's insane two-storey mini-golf bar.

  • Food & Drink

    The Silverlake Social

    A Prahran bar sporting a pool table, Buffalo wings and an extensive back bar of hard-to-find American booze.

  • Food & Drink

    The Rooks Return

    Your local better watch out — The Rooks Return threatens to take its place.

  • Food & Drink

    Tallboy & Moose

    A Preston brewpub doing one-litre cans of beer.

  • Food & Drink

    Pixel Alley - CLOSED

    Fitzroy's retro arcade bar with Donkey Kong-themed cocktails, American tinnies and all the Street Fighter II you can play.

  • Food & Drink

    Leonard's House of Love

    Drink tinnies, down burgers, dance and play pool in Leonard's lounge room-like bar.

  • Food & Drink

    The Rainbow Hotel

    Toast your outsides by the fireplace, while warming your insides with any of 100 different beers.

  • Food & Drink

    Stray Neighbour

    The new neighbour set to elevate the dining scene of Preston.

  • Food & Drink

    Pallino Bar

    Play bocce in summer or cosy up with a glass of wine in winter at this High Street stalwart.

  • Food & Drink

    Lucky Coq

    Prahran's late-night bar slinging pizzas till 3am.

  • Food & Drink

    The Raccoon Club

    With a strict 'no dickheads' policy (that they take very seriously), it really is about drinking better, not more.

  • Food & Drink

    Mr Wow's Emporium - CLOSED

    A purveyor of fine drinks and good times, what Mr Wow is selling, we are happy to be buying.

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