This vast booze barn houses a James Squire microbrewery, although it's debatable whether a brand owned by a giant multinational brewery can really be…
- CCrafty Squire
A far departure from the old-school coffee once encountered in Carlton, Assembly is all about filter coffee with single-origin beans. There's also an…
If you want a nightcap after your Vietnamese meal on Victoria St, this atmospheric bluestone inner-city bar has a good range of beers and wines, and good…
- BBeer DeLuxe
This popular Fed Sq drinking joint's beverage list is more of a beer bible than a menu, featuring more than 200 bottled beers from around the world and 20…
- LLittle League Coffee
This small outpost of The League of Honest Coffee (which serves beans from local roasters Padre) is the perfect pit stop when you're wandering around the…
The walls of this little shop are lined with craft beer for sale, but you can pull up a seat at the central wooden table and settle in for a drink and a…
This opulent spot on a funky little strip fills its plush booths with lovely, lithe young things who are heavy on the hair product and light on the attire.
- FFederal Coffee Palace
Sit and soak up the city atmosphere from one of the tables beneath the colonnades of the GPO. Space heaters keep you toasty when Melbourne turns chilly.
This swampy New Orleans watering hole has big glass jars of gin and bourbon resting on its bar and food courtesy of its room-mate, Grindhouse Burgers.
This New York–like basement dive bar is worth squashing in for. Quaff American whiskies and craft beers to wash down the inventive Asian bar food.
This dark, red-lit sake bar attached to Izakaya Chuji will instantly transport you to downtown Tokyo.
- DDegraves Espresso
In atmospheric Degraves St, this institution is a good spot to grab a quick takeaway coffee and wander the laneways.
- BBrunswick Green
A cool Brunswick local with a bohemian feel, a leafy backyard beer garden and regular live music.
- DDT’s Hotel
This long-standing gay pub hosts drag shows, karaoke, pool competitions and happy hours.
The Lounge has seen a lot of years and still feels like a share house from the early 1990s – in a good way, of course. Evenings are filled with the sound…