Were happy to inform you that the Melbourne chill doesnt stand a chance. At least, not if you add these Melbourne CBD bars to your list of winter drinking destinations. Theres a time for terraces and a place for open air, but when winter hits, its all about the cosy leather couches and belly-warming cocktails.
Murmur is where cosy meets quirk. Decked out with oversized leather couches and bathed in a low light, this is one-of-a-kind bar is the ultimate refuge on a winters night in Melbourne. They call themselves booze nerds, but we think their huge selection of boutique beers, rare spirits and fine vinos is pretty cool.
17 Warburton Ln, Melbourne 3000 |(03) 9640 0395
Everything from the warming colour palette to the comforting menu makes Bar Humbug a brilliant place to hang out when the chilly season hits. Converted from the sunken level of an old shipping warehouse, this cosy hangout sits just below street level. Patrons leave so full and happy, theyre not even phased by the cold.
586 Little Bourke St, Melbourne 3000 | (03) 9642 0115
Eau De Vie oozes decadence. And whats more decadent than lounging about on long leather couches with a warming cocktail in your hand? The bar is a throwback to the swankiness of the swinging 20s, but they mix it with the modern in a way that really works. Their cocktail and whisky menus are something special, so consider making it that sort of night.
1 Malthouse Ln, Melbourne 3000 |0412 825 441
Whisky devotees, this is where youre spending your winter. Or at least the winter days that require a drink! This small, intimate and beloved bar is considered one of the best whisky bars in Melbourne. So, of course, its bartenders know their stuff when it comes to the huge selection of whisky on offer. Take advantage of their knowledge to find the whisky youve been waiting for, pick a few dishes from their menu and settle in for a cosy session of sipping and snacking.
270 Russell St, Melbourne 3000 |(03) 9654 1284