While that culture has since spread to the suburbs (and other Australian cities), the CBD still packs the highest density of bars, from small and characterful to large and anonymous. Most of the city’s best cocktail bars are in postcode 3000, all concentrated within short walking distance of one another.
If you’re drinking late, this is also the place to be. Although there have been a few high profile club casualties in recent years, the CBD remains flush with late-night licenses that permit drinking until the wee hours, or even round the clock.
Featuring Eau-de-Vie, Boilermaker House, Nick & Nora’s Melbourne & Pearl Diver Cocktails & Oysters.