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By Concrete Playground
December 29, 2016
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Melbourne's 50 Most Popular Bars of 2016

Catch up on the year's most visited drinking dens.
By Concrete Playground
December 29, 2016
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  • Food & Drink

    Garden State Hotel

    Flinders Lane's new four-storey pub.

  • Food & Drink

    Embla

    Raise a glass to Melbourne’s wine bar renaissance.

  • Food & Drink

    Back Alley Sally's

    Jerome Borazio's new bar is a first for Footscray.

  • Food & Drink

    Sake Flinders Lane

    Australia’s own masters of contemporary Japanese dining have welcomed a new culinary hotspot to their growing brood.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Liberty

    This Fitzroy wine bar has quite the sense of adventure.

  • Food & Drink

    Hot Sauce Laneway Bar - CLOSED

    QT Melbourne's 'laneway' restaurant.

  • Food & Drink

    Sagra

    A Malvern restaurant with all-day Italian dining, a rooftop bar and even a gallery.

  • Food & Drink

    Arbory Bar & Eatery

    With great views and even better food, this is one platform you won't mind getting delayed on. 

  • Food & Drink

    Saint Lucia

    Comforting Caribbean food on Chapel Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Rooftop at QT

    The CBD slick rooftop bar on top of the QT.

  • Food & Drink

    Bedford St - CLOSED

    The Heartattack and Vine team's new all-day diner and bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Holla

    An all-day dining option on Victoria Street (that's not Vietnamese food).

  • Food & Drink

    Chalawan - CLOSED

    Modern Thai food served with a Melbourne twist and some truly great cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Little Oscar - CLOSED

    With Korean and American influences, this is not your basic burger bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Easey's

    The most Melbourne way to down a burger.

  • Food & Drink

    Bomba

    A Spanish worker's bar where tapas, wines and vermouth are king.

  • Food & Drink

    Noisy Ritual

    Brunswick East has a boozy new destination.

  • Food & Drink

    Bird's Basement

    You'll get dinner and a show at Melbourne's newest jazz bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Nieuw Amsterdam - CLOSED

    Inventive, unusual and delicious cocktails with a New York-style menu to match.

  • Food & Drink

    Leonard's House of Love

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

  • Food & Drink

    Vaporetto Bar & Eatery

    An enchanting Venetian bar that nails all the best bits of Venice.

  • Food & Drink

    Nighthawks

    A no-fuss dive bar preserving the Collingwood of yore.

  • Food & Drink

    Loop Roof

    A gem in Melbourne's rooftop crown.

  • Food & Drink

    Grub Food Van

    Laid-back backyard in summer, cosy comfort cafe in winter.

  • Food & Drink

    Rooftop Bar

    Rooftop Bar is the centrepiece of Melbourne's alcohol stocked skyline.

  • Food & Drink

    Hihou

    A Japanese-inspired bar behind a secret doorway.

  • Food & Drink

    Lady Carolina - CLOSED

    This mistress does the lot, including margaritas worth their weight in liquid gold.

  • Food & Drink

    Goldilocks

    Above a Chinese restaurant, find a world with three bears and drinks that are just right.

  • Food & Drink

    Eau de Vie

    Cocktails, whisky and a little speakeasy fun.

  • Food & Drink

    Feast of Merit

    Sip coffee and tuck into Middle Eastern fare with a clear conscience.

  • Food & Drink

    Naked in the Sky

    The best position on Brunswick Street is in the sky.

  • Food & Drink

    Fatto Bar & Cantina

    With Fatto meaning 'stuffed' in Italian, this riverside cantina and bar might just be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

  • Food & Drink

    Chin Chin

    'The Chris Lucas effect' has people lining up out the doors each day for hours on end.

  • Food & Drink

    Belleville - CLOSED

    A hidden cocktail bar above Chinatown from the team behind Section 8 and Ferdydurke. 

  • Food & Drink

    Sun Moth Canteen & Bar

    Coffee, wine and wi-fi in the CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    United Kitchen Dining & Tapas - CLOSED

    Pretty drinks, pork belly and peanut butter spring rolls.

  • Food & Drink

    Le Bon Ton

    Oysters, absinthe, smoked meat and a 24-hour licence.

  • Food & Drink

    Heartbreaker

    An American-style dive bar through and through.

  • Food & Drink

    The Mill House

    Channel the Prohibition era and sip moonshine below street level.

  • Food & Drink

    Magic Mountain Saloon

    An eatery and bar spawned from one of Melbourne's best hospo pedigrees.

  • Food & Drink

    400 Gradi

    Some of the city’s — and in fact, the world’s — best pizza.

  • Food & Drink

    Siglo

    A glorious rooftop setting for some discerning bottles of wine.

  • Food & Drink

    5 Points Deli - CLOSED

    Pots of American beer and sandwiches piled high with pastrami. This is our kind of deli.

  • Food & Drink

    1806

    1806 is Melbourne's old world gem where cocktail is king.

  • Food & Drink

    Pretty Mama - CLOSED

    Jerk chicken and piña coladas from a team with Gumbo Kitchen, Der Raum and Rockpool on their CV.

  • Food & Drink

    Stray Neighbour

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

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Nonno

    Good wine and great food make this Italian place an absolute Westgarth gem.

  • Food & Drink

    Bad Frankie

    Australian cocktails, lamington jaffles and some of the best service you'll find off Smith Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Archie's All Day

    From your morning coffee to your midnight nightcap, Archie's has you covered.

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