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Find the Best Bars and Pubs in Melbourne

Australia’s version of the city that never sleeps, Melbourne is a melting pot of classic and contemporary drinking and dining options. It’s home to some of the best pubs, bars and clubs in the country, spread across the suburbs and streets of the CBD. No matter your scene, drink of choice, or taste in venue, there’s definitely something for everyone.

Melbourne’s craft beer scene is one of Australia’s most vibrant, with various microbreweries producing unique brews that are constant crowd pleasers. Likewise, the boutique spirit business is booming, with bars showcasing the diverse liquors coming out of distilleries. Both are best enjoyed in one of the picturesque beer gardens or rooftops on offer, which take full advantage of Melbourne’s summer. So if you’ve been meaning to embark on a solo quest of alcoholic discovery, or if you’re overdue for a tour of the best bars and pubs throughout Melbourne, we’ve got you covered.

Craft Beer Buffs, Unite!

In a city as creative as Melbourne, it’s no wonder that the craft beer scene has exploded. Microbreweries are popping up all over the city, introducing locals to hundreds of unique ales, lagers, porters and everything in between. In response, a number of craft beer-focused pubs have also sprung up, allowing beer buffs to try all they could desire in the one spot. If you’re on the hunt for a new favourite brew, or just want to see what’s out there, check out our comprehensive directory – we’ll be able to lend a helping hand.

We make it our mission in life to sample the best bars and pubs Melbourne has to offer –join us?

Whilst our knowledge is far reaching, we’re only human, and Melbourne’s ever-changing culinary culture can be hard to keep ahead of. If you know of a standout venue that we’ve missed, whether a café, bar, restaurant, pub or otherwise, please let the team know! You can reach us at smudge@smudgepub.com.au