Fathom Favorites : Melbourne Nightlife

1. Curtin House

Curtin House

A nightclub called Toff in Town, and beer hall called Cookie, and a Rooftop Cinema (November through March) makes up the “vertical laneway” of an Art Nouveau building and one of the most popular destinations in town.

252 Swanston St.

2. Builders Arms Hotel

Builders Arms Hotel

A local favorite, the old pub has been recently revamped and serves quality snacks with cold, crisp drafts. For something more substantial, the Moon Under Water dining room serves a changing four-course prix fixe.

211 Gertrude St.

3. Bar Liberty

Bar Liberty

Small and cozy with an unassuming storefront (they left the former tenant’s sign and spray painted “Liberty” over it, but with a fabulous wine list and snacks menu with equally great descriptions. Start with something from the bubbles section, and the tender will wheel over a bar cart in the shape of a globe to reveal your options. Go with something local every time and you won’t be disappointed. On nice nights, especially at aperitif hour, the cute backyard will satiate your thirst for a summery ambiance.

234 Johnston St.
(No Phone)