Melbourne Bars [ Guide ]

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Melbourne Bars Guide


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- City Bars
- Bars North South East & West of the city
- Gay & Lesbian Bars
- Top 10 Bars

Barracuda
64 Smith St, Collingwood, 3066, Tel: 9415 7123
Open 7 days from 6pm
Dance bar, cocktail bar, pool room, games room, 2 for 1 happy hours
"OK, but they don't know how to make martinis"

Chihuahua Dance Bar
199 Commercial Rd, South Yarra, 3141
Thursday to Sunday, DJs & guests

Diva Bar
153 Commercial Rd, South Yarra, 3141, Tel: 9824 2800
Open Wed-Thurs 9pm-3am, Fri 7pm-3am
Mixed cocktail bar
"camp, fun, 80s pop, small venue"
DT's
164 Church St, Richmond, 3121, Tel: 9428 5724
Open Mon-Fri 4pm-1am, Sat 2pm-1am, Sun 2pm-11pm
Mixed crowd, dinner avail Wed-Sun, pool table, music videos
"classic gay pub"

The Gay Trade Bar
9 Peel St, Collingwood, 3066, Tel: 9417 6700
Open Mon 5pm-12am, Tue-Fri 5pm-1am, Sat-Sun 12pm-1am
Pool, big screen, internet cafe
"OK, small corner pub, older crowd"

Glasshouse Hotel
51 Gipps St, Collingwood, 3066, Tel: 9419 4748
Open Mon-Thurs 6pm-1am, Fri 6pm-5am, Sat 4pm-5am, Sun 4pm-12am
DJ Fri nights, shows Sat nights, kareoke Thurs nights, avail for functions
"dyke pub, very cool, homely"

Jackie O
204 Barkly St, St. Kilda, 3182
Cafe, cocktail bar, restaurant
"pretty cool"

The Laird
149 Gipps St, Abbotsford, 3067, Tel: 9417 2832
Open Sun-Thurs 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-3am
"for hairy old men, not my scene"

The Market Hotel
143 Commercial Rd, South Yarra, 3141, Tel: 9826 0933
Open Thurs-Sat 9pm-late, Sun 5pm-late
Avail for functions 7 nights a week. Entry $5 after 10pm, free on Sundays
"full of pretty young things, very middle class"

Peel Dance Bar
Cnr Peel & Wellington Sts, Collingwood, 3066, Tel: 9419 4762
Open Wed-Sun 10pm-dawn
Dance floor, music videos, shows
"quintessential gay bar! sleazy, bad music, over-priced drinks, but oh so compelling"

Star Hotel
176 Hoddle St, Collingwood, 3066, Tel: 9417 2696 & 9419 9846
Open 5 nights Wed-Sun
"friendly mixed crowd"

Xchange Hotel
119 Commercial Rd, South Yarra, 3141, Tel: 9867 5144
"drag shows, pool tables, diverse crowd, not bad really"

One Nighters
Bound
Paladin, 621 - 629 Bourke St, Melbourne, 3000
Last Sunday every month from 10pm
G&S fetish/leather, Entry $10

Freakazoid
Chevron, rear-entry, 519 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, 3000, Tel: 9510 1281
Saturdays 12am - 10am
"mixed, relaxed, totally cool, very funky, great dance music!"

Girl Bar
Prince of Wales, 29 Fitzroy St, St. Kilda, 3182, Tel: 9536 1168
Fridays monthly, open 10pm-6am

Jane's Bar
Dome, cnr Commercial & St Kilda Rds, South Yarra, 3141
Saturdays @ Skin
Drag shows & giveaways
"OK, full of Muscle Marys, a bit showy"

Jet Lounge
Upstairs @ The Market, 143 Commercial Rd, Prahran, 3181
Every Friday
"OK, was once cool, maybe loosing it now"

Kitty Kitty Tom Boy
Upstairs @ 64 Smith St, Collingwood, 3066
Every Friday 9pm-3am

Salon Kitty
Art-Bar-Women-Saturday-Club
Upstairs @ 64 Smith St, Collingwood, 3066
Every Saturday 9pm-late

Sisters Are Doin'
Barracuda, 64 Smith St, Collingwood, 3066
Every Tuesday 6pm-late
with Melony Breasts and Star Horizons

Social Identity Night Club
Greyhound Hotel, Brighton Rd, St. Kilda, 3182
Every Saturday 9pm-1am

The Sunday Prince
Upstairs, Prince of Wales, 29 Fitzroy St, St. Kilda, 3182
Every Sunday, Pouffe Lounge @ 8pm, Discotheque @ 10pm
Melbourne's best gay DJs and performers
"rad! chilled out, funky House tunes, talented performers, cute bar staff"

Gay & Lesbian Friendly


Forty Four
44 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, 3000, Tel: 9654 9144
Open 7 days until 3am
Gay/mixed Fridays
"very cool, best mixed venue in Melbourne"

Blue Velvet
Bar & Nightclub, 60 Smith St, Collingwood, 3066, Tel: 9415 9800
Open Thurs-Sat 8pm-late
3 rooms, 2 bars, dance floors & DJ space

Club V
371 Chapel St, South Yarra, 3141
Go underground with cutting edge music on Friday night and get initiated into the tribe on Saturdays from 11pm-8am with regular DJs and weekly guests

Dome
cnr Commercial & St Kilda Rds, South Yarra, 3141, Tel: 9529 8966
Skin on Saturdays, feat queer Jane's Bar with gay DJs till late
"OK but too big, more straight than queer, bouncers can be tight"

Glow
422 Queen St, Melbourne, 3000
140 Acland St, St Kilda

Laundry
50 Johnson St, Fitzroy, 3065, Tel: 9419 6115
Queer and alternative on Thursdays

Monkey
Rear of Palace, St. Kilda, 3182
Every Sunday midnight-dawn
"OK, full of Club industry people"

Tribal Tronic
Chaise Lounge, Basement 105 Queen St, Melbourne, 3000
Every Saturday 9pm-3am

UK48
After Bar, 48 Queens Rd, Melbourne, 3000
Every Friday 10pm-7am
Progressive House, rare grooves, and club classics across two floors

Witness Protection Program Social Club
Rob Roy Hotel, cnr Brunswick & Gertrude Sts, Fitzroy, 3065
Every Sunday 8pm-1am
Where everyone knows your new name
"very cool, upcoming venue"




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