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Melbourne's Most Popular Bars of 2018

The rooftop bars, themed hangouts, old-school pubs and cosy courtyards you flocked to this year.
By Concrete Playground
December 30, 2018
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Melbourne's Most Popular Bars of 2018

The rooftop bars, themed hangouts, old-school pubs and cosy courtyards you flocked to this year.
By Concrete Playground
December 30, 2018
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  • TRINKET

    A plush two-storey cocktail lounge with a secret basement bar, fireplace and boozy brunch sessions.

  • JULIET

    Punch Lane's basement raclette, jazz and wine bar.

  • THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON

    It turns out Melbourne's oldest licensed pub has a few new tricks up its sleeve.

  • 400 GRADI

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

  • DUNNING KRUGER

    Pair cocktails and slices of house-made pie at this Brunswick bar.

  • LE BON TON

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

  • LOVER

    A moody restaurant and cocktail bar on Chapel Street.

  • THE MAYFAIR - CLOSED

    This French-accented restaurant gives late-night dining a whole new meaning.

  • TOKOSAN

    Karaoke, cocktails and all-you-can-eat temaki.

  • LONGSONG

    At David Moyle's latest you'll find killer bar food and creative cocktails.

  • RED PIGGY

    An affordable Southeast Asian eatery and bar with a covetable CBD rooftop.

  • GOLDEN MONKEY

    A Shanghai-style basement bar harbouring custard buns and punch bowl cocktails.

  • THE STORE ROOM

    A modern speakeasy that's tough to locate, but well worth the effort

  • BOSOZOKU

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

  • THE UGLY DUCKLING

    Don’t let the name fool you – Richmond’s newest wine bar is no ugly duckling.

  • BENEATH DRIVER LANE

    Blues and bourbon in a moody underground space.

  • SAKE FLINDERS LANE

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

  • THE GRAIN STORE

    A little slice of comfort with damn fine food on Flinders Lane.

  • OSTERIA ILARIA

    A CBD wine bar and Italian eatery from the pasta kings next door at Tipo 00.

  • HOLEY MOLEY GOLF CLUB

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

  • ARBORY BAR & EATERY

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

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