If you’re new to the city, looking for somewhere to indulge, or a seasoned sipper on the hunt for your next hit, you’ve come to the right place. This is Melbourne in a martini glass, wet or dry, however you like it…get excited, get BAR/D UP! // Showcasing an online video guide to the best bars, pubs, food & drinks Melbourne has to offer.

 

Way back in 2000 a new and very different place called Polly opened and set the benchmark for bars in the area with great service and high end cocktails.

Hidden above Captain Melville on the site of Melbourne's oldest pub and accessed from an old wooden staircase is the very intimate Loch & Key.

Let the northerly breeze guide you across the road to your salvation, like a mirage in the desert, you'll find a place known simply as The Botanical.

First birthday parties are always special, it's the time you celebrate the fact you survived a whole year and didn't sell your child into slavery or kill yourself. Copious amounts of alcohol will generally do the trick and most parents' saving grace.

Named after Princess Elena of Montenegro who married the King of Italy, Amaro Montenegro began its story in 1885 in Bologna being distilled by founder Stanislao Cobianchi.

Like any other fox, Rupert sleeps by day and comes alive as the sun begins to fade, welcoming hungry and thirsty people into his lair.

Voted as Asia's number one bar, those lucky enough to get a ticket were hosted at The Everleigh and able to sample some of 28 HKS's signature cocktails.

Wizey Baleitavuki is centre stage slinging drinks in this neon lit, frat themed den of American dive bar goodness.

The origins of the barbecue date back a few centuries to the Caribbean, but over time us Australians have adopted this humble cooking method as our own.

At Birth is the inaugural event from Uprooted Projects, held at Carlisle Wine Bar and brought to you by Tom Hope and Paul Turner, two experienced chefs who have travelled the world to fine tune their craft.

When Bluebonnet Barbecue re-emerged at The North Fitzroy Star after a fire that closed the original Collingwood venue, it only seemed fitting that Chris Terlikar decided to call the front bar Loretta's after the burner which started the blaze.

Lygon Street may be famous for its Italian eateries but there's a Lady who lives down the Brunswick end, a hot latina named Carolina.

Grab your grapes, give 'em a little squeeze and what have you got? Squashed Grapes of course. With so many wine websites around, these are defintely the guys to choose for your booze.

Looking for a basement bar in the heart of the city that literally has all the bells & whistles? This is where Flinders Lane becomes memory lane as you follow the flashing lights to Bartronica.

Dark, brooding and equally majestic stands The Emerald Peacock on Lonsdale Street, silently and gently wooing Melburnians into his sanctuary, calling to them seductively to climb the stairs and be embraced by his warmth.

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