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Best New Bars in Melbourne: Must Visit Venues in 2022

Looking for a cool new drinking spot? This is our edit of the best new bars in Melbourne to try this year.


Melbourne is brimming with fantastic bars, from iconic rooftops synonymous with summer to cosy neighborhood watering holes and eclectic breweries. With so many options on offer, deciding where to go can be a little overwhelming. To help you plan your next night out, we've pulled together the best new bars in Melbourne to try this month. Whether it's stylish interiors or specialty natural wines, seasonal sharing plates or creative cocktails, each new bar offers something special. 


Moody art deco architecture meets northern Mediterranean dining at this new meat-free wine bar. Tucked away in a 1930s Spanish Mission-style building near Queen Victoria Market, the cosy venue is the perfect place for a casual catch up. A seasonal variety of refined Mediterranean meals made using fresh produce from the venue's own market garden grace the food menu, with wine pairings stretching from Portugal to Slovenia.

213 Franklin Street, Melbourne 

Thornbury Espresso Bar

Transporting its customers to a charming coffeeshop in southern Italy, Thornbury Espresso Bar has been a local fave since it opened in 1956. Now, the café has undergone a stylish facelift and with it opened a new bar. Guests will still be treated to the warm Italian hospitality they know and love, as they enjoy beer, wine, and cocktails at the bar or in the expansive (and dog friendly) courtyard. 

792 High Street, Thornbury

Golden Fleece Hotel

Having undergone a significant refresh, Golden Fleece Hotel is back with Mediterranean vibes for days. The new space is a Greek Islands inspired paradise where white stone walls, tables and booths, lots of cacti, alcoves filled with ornate ceramics and a sunny rooftop transport you far away from Melbourne. The food menu is equally Mediterranean with plenty of seafood and delicious pizzas. When it comes to booze, expect house spritzes, cocktails and a standard selection of wine and beer. 

120 Montague Street, South Melbourne

Looking for more of the best new bars in Melbourne? We've got plenty of delicious eateries and drinking haunts (aka the coolest pubs in Melbourne) to fuel your appetite. From gourmet burgers  and Italian pizza joints, to romantic date nights and boozy brunches, we've whittled down the coolest things to do in Melbourne to take you from breakfast to dinner with ease.