Ranked as the most liveable city in the world for the sixth year in a row and considered Australia’s “cultural and sporting capital”, Melbourne is as diverse as its multicultural heritage. The city hosts international festivals, as well as the country’s most prestigious sporting events and its baristas brew the best cups of coffee you’ll ever taste.
Of all the cities in Australia, Melbourne is without a doubt the most prominent. Situated in Victoria towards the south of the country, Melbourne evokes European style in its urban setting. With small streets like Rome and Paris and great cuisine, Melbourne is certainly an alternative. And that’s not all, add a bit of Asia and the hustle and bustle of suburban New York City and you have a mix of influences that all seem to fit well together. From his cosmopolitan personality to his friendly approach, this is a city for everyone.
Melbourne has a happening social atmosphere and is some of the best in the country, suitable for all tastes and preferences. Melbourne bars stay open all night. Not only that but if you like fancy rooftop bars, house events at packed clubs, or run-down dive bars around the corner, Melbourne has it all. If you are looking for a night where every bar is a stark contrast to the last, then you are in the right City.
For a quirky bar, head to the suburbs of Fitzroy or Brunswick and you’ll quickly find a dimly lit place to have a few beers. If you like glitz and glam within the city district, Southbank and the CBD will cater to your taste buds with great cocktails. For a mid-range club that will keep you on the music all night, head to Chapel Street.
Melbourne’s vibrant night scene is another reason why travelers should start their tour of Australia in this city where rooftop bars and whiskey bars compete with discos and dance halls. It is not known for its nightclub scene but has a great bar culture. There are more than 200 lanes or rooftop bars alone in Melbourne which means licensees must continually step up their game to maximize their space and create another point of difference in the City that has it all.
Melbourne has no shortage of bars. There’s a place to drink for all occasions, from the fancy cocktail bar Southbank to the trendy Fitzroy beer bar to the Chapel Street nightclub. Whether you want to party until the sun comes up or sit back and relax with a few drinks, Melbourne is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Also, don’t forget to check out one of the city’s many ‘secret bars’ – it’s a bar that locals try to keep secret and tend to hide. You have a secret bar accessible only by walking through the fridge or bookshelf, the Japanese Whiskey Bar, the inner city brewery bar, and the cocktail bar that was once a hospital.
And what’s not to like in this smart city known for its cozy wine bars and cafes. Any time of year is great to visit Melbourne bars.