Tipsy Koala’s Pick Of Best Bars in Melbourne!

The list of Best Bars in Melbourne can never be absolute as there are several ways to skin this cat. Tipsy Koala traveled across the Melbourne CBD to bring to you its own pick of the best Bars in Melbourne.


WHISKEY & ALEMENT – Whisky and Alement were the first bar in Melbourne to be associated with Scotch Malt Whisky Society and have access to their limited edition and expensive single cask bottlings. It is an excellent bar, located on Russell Street, with top notch whiskey’s this is the place to experience something new and savor old favorites. Great ambiance and atmosphere make this a must visit for the whiskey connoisseur.

HIHOU – Five Star service, great drink selection and range of fine whiskeys make this one of Tipsy Koala’s favorite “hidden” gems – That’s right, the entrance is very well hidden on the end of Flinders Lane, near the corner of Spring Street. Modern Japanese fusion style food and the famous hot dog, Hihou Dog, makes it one of the Best Bar in Melbourne.

ROMEO LANE – Another hidden gem well qualified to be one of the Best Bar in Melbourne is Romeo Lane. Great cocktails, friendly staff and a very cosy atmosphere makes it a perfect place for your first date or a casual catch-up with mates! Definitely one of Tipsy Koala’s favorite place to hangout.

CROFT INSTITUTE – The Croft Institute has to be one of the front runner in being the best bar in Melbourne. Finding this gem of a place can be a little mystery to solve on its own, after being led down an alleyway with no end in sight you arrive at what used to be a mental institute but have been turned into a bar! Science lab with old hospital beds, test tubes, wheelchairs, drinks in syringes – you name they have it all in this cleverly themed bar.

EAU DE VIE – Eau De Vie or EDV can be another tricky to find bar if you are first timer, hidden away – look for the out-of-place wooden door (with a lantern) at the end of the Malthouse Lane! Amazing cocktails and atmosphere, with super friendly staff makes it feature in Tipsy Koala’s list of Best Bar in Melbourne.

JUNGLE BOY – Another great hidden bar of Melbourne, Jungle Boy did make Tipsy Koala also scratch his head for once! Hidden behind the “Freezer Door” of the sandwich café Boston Sub ( ) is this amazing little “Jungle” themed Bar aptly named Jungle Boy. Great Cocktails, Friendly Staff, Nice Outdoor area at the back and a cosy seating for 2-4 makes this a one of our Best bar in Melbourne.

Stay tuned for the next edition of Tipsy Koala’s adventures in Melbourne!

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