Melbourne’s Finest Wine Bars

Just picture yourself sprawled in supreme comfort amidst good friends, sleek surroundings and exquisite wine. It’s wine bar time!

TrueLocal - Cabinet Bar: Wine Bars in Melbourne

Cabinet Bar


Step into Cabinet Bar, and you might just think you’ve been plucked from the streets of Melbourne and tossed into some ultra-chic Parisian café. The impeccably well-chosen wine list will leave you glowing, and the skilled kitchen artisans can whip up a range of delectable eats from light snacks to hearty meals. Read more

I love a new discovery when in Melbourne; this place is tucked away, and you have to be a local to know it’s there. Very relaxed, a little bit grungy, very cool, very Melbourne. A place to hang out with friends after work or a relaxing drink over the weekend. – Out About

TrueLocal - Punch Lane: Wine Bars in Melbourne

Punch Lane


A delicious seasonal menu and a highly comprehensive wine list combine to form a lovely little restaurant and wine bar, tucked away right in the heart of Melbourne’s entertainment district. Punch Lane is the kind of place to go for after-work drinks, a grand celebration, a simple glass of wine or two, or for no real reason at all! Read more

Nestled in a beautiful old building in Melbourne’s historic heart is this classy gem of a place! It’s one part bar, one part restaurant. The snapper was delicious, and dessert is worth trying. It’s cosy and unpretentious and somewhere to hang out while waiting for a show (or after one). The wine list is very extensive, and service is excellent. – starwoman8

TrueLocal - Jimmy Watson?s Wine Bar & Restaurant: Wine Bars in Melbourne

Since the eponymous Mr Watson established this place way back in the 30s, it’s become a cosy, rustic haven for Melbourne’s high-flying politicians and businesspeople (although don’t let that put you off). Whether you’re after rare and fascinating vintage wines or sumptuous Mediterranean dishes, Jimmy Watson’s will see you thoroughly catered for. Read more

There are several different aspects to this establishment – a wine bar, restaurant, courtyard, the ‘wolf’s lair’ bar out back and a modern rooftop bar. The wine bar is lovely, with a great range on offer and delightful staff. – fourredstars

TrueLocal - Self Preservation: Wine Bars in Melbourne

Self Preservation


If you’ve ever felt like the only thing missing from the perfect wine bar experience is an ever-changing collection of beautiful jewellery and artwork to lose yourself in, then Self Preservation at the top of Bourke Street is the answer to your prayers. An interesting menu, great selection of wines and innovative displays means you should definitely put this one on your list. Read more

This is a well-set and inviting-looking wine bar in the evening, and they do nice salad bar and quiche deals for lunch. – svchu1

TrueLocal - Meatball & Wine Bar: Wine Bars in Melbourne

This place fuses Italian flavour with Australian spirit, serving up incomparable food made only from the very best in local produce. The lengthy Italian wine list is one of the very best in Melbourne, and you’ll be so spoiled for choice you may have to ask one of the highly knowledgeable to give you a hand in choosing. They’re nice enough not to just recommend the most expensive one, too! Read more

I came with a friend who raved about it and was pleasantly surprised. It sort of feels like you’re eating in someone’s home, which is cosy. The kitchen staff obviously knows what its doing so its a shame there aren’t more choices on the menu. – starwoman8

TrueLocal - Blue Tongue Wine Bar: Wine Bars in Melbourne

Funky sounds and impeccably polished wooden decor is the deal at Blue Tongue Wine Bar. It’s a wonderful place to stop by for a few fine glasses of the good stuff, or even a simple but delicious bite to eat first. They’ll even give your dog free drinks! Not wine, though, of course. That never ends well. Read more

Had a fantastic dinner with my friends yesterday! Good for wine lovers ? such a wide list to choose from. Thank you! – Andrea Higgins

TrueLocal - Phamish Food & Wine Bar: Wine Bars in Melbourne

A swirl of exotic infusions from the Middle East sets Phamish apart from Melbourne’s other wine bars, adding a dash of unique flair and flavouring. A range of lavish gourmet food and an extensive, award-winning wine list certainly are on the cards here, and you would, quite frankly, be mad to miss out on it! Read more

My wife and I love this wine bar. Food is delicious and, of course, an excellent wine list. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly; never had a bad recommendation. – SydSyms

TrueLocal - RU-CO: Wine Bars in Melbourne



Despite sounding like Star Wars robot, RU-CO is actually a super stylish temple of luxury unlike any other in Melbourne. The décor is dashing, mysterious and supremely sexy, and the drinks are simply divine. RU-CO is one of those voguish places alive with a soul of its own. Read more

If you enter the Grand Hyatt from Collins St, RU-CO is up the stairs on your right before you enter the hotel lobby area. Not very often you find a great place to have pre/post dinner drinks that is large enough that you don?t have to stand around waiting for somewhere to sit (or stand). RU-CO offers table service and a running tab and has a fantastic selection of anything from cocktails to fine whiskey. –Marisa_76

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