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Hihou is one of my absolute favourite cocktail bars in Melbourne.  This Japanese bar ticks all the boxes, excellent design, views over Treasury Garden, an intriguing cocktail list, superb Japanese cuisine and a Japanese service ethic that differentiates the bar from others in the city.   The service is some of the best I have […]

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Bar Ampére

Bar Ampére

Bar Ampére is one of my favourite cocktail bars in the city.  Located on one of Melbourne’s great lane-ways Russell Place.  Bar Ampére is unusual to say the least. Bar Ampére is an ode to modernism with several unusual decorations such as mannequin hands protruding from the walls, an art deco train engine inspired bar, […]

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Bar Americano

  From the guys who brought you Der Raum their newsiest venture is located in Presgrave Place; one of those you have to know where to look lane ways.  Don’t let the dumpsters deter.  Bar Americano is bound to be Melbourne’s newest in the know cocktail hot spot. Think Italian neighbourhood cocktail haven.  Beer is […]

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