I'm in Melbourne often enough - so why not write a bit about some places I've seen :)
Published September 10th 2013
Need to quench your thirst in Melbourne city? Got a big night planned and not sure where to begin? Whether you're looking for that first alcoholic beverage to get the night started, or in search on somewhere to take a sit and sip your drink with friends at a comfortable bar, this list is sure to have something for you.
- Tram Bar This clever bar is disguised as a tram. But once you hop on board here, you're will have already reached your destination of awesome atmosphere to order to a drink. Choose your stop at a beer, wine or cider to get the night started. This Tram Bar offers scenic views of the Yarra River and is a short walk from Flinders Street station, giving it a central location to meet your friends at before carrying on to the next stop for drinks.
When was the last time you had a cocktail drink that transported you back in time? It's not technically possible to go back to the year 1806, but at this cocktail bar in Melbourne, you will feel as though you have walked through the door of a time machine. And that's not even the exciting part.
When the drinks arrive, with impeccable timing just as you are getting thirsty, they do not disappoint in the slightest. Whether you ordered a model Manhattan, a classy Cosmopolitan, or a brave Blue Blazer - your taste buds will be satisfied and your thirst will be quenched with sophisticated style. This marvellous cocktail bar is the perfect start to what is guaranteed to be a fantastic night. Located conveniently at 169 Exhibition Street, right in the heart of Melbourne, 1806 provides the perfect location to commence your evening festivities. Just be wary of the price-tag that comes with the drink - quality doesn't come cheap!
So you've got a few drinks in you and now you're looking to hit the dance floor? The Elephant and the Wheelbarrow on Bourke Street is a perfect place to get some shots and let loose. The comfortable booths are a great sit down area to chat with your friends while drinking it up. The live band playing get your dancing feet in the groove and make for an unforgettable night out.
- Eurotrash Tucked away in an alley down Chinatown, Eurotrash is what you expect a bar to be. Nothing more, nothing less. And this is what makes it one of those spot-on places to chill with your friends on a Friday night, or hit up the gigs there on a Saturday night. The bartenders know their stuff here, so drinks are plentiful and made skill. Order at the bar, take a seat at one of the comfy booths, and enjoy your beverage with good cheer.
- Rooftop Bar On the heart of Swanston Street you can ascend the stairs and look over Melbourne city from the rooftop of number 252. Admire the sun setting over the beautiful city while sitting with friends enjoying a beverage. Make sure you pick the weather for this one – on a calm, still summer night it will be sensational!