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Laika Wine, Cocktail & Tapas Bar

ST. KILDA | 9 Fitzroy street, Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
613-9534-0002
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Ranked #302 of 4,076 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Tapas
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Laika is a one of a kind bar, found in the trendy St Kilda area along Melbourne’s famous beach Esplanade. Experience a New York Style Piano Bar with a 1920s decadent interior. Enjoy an atmosphere of excitement while sipping their exclusive cocktails, wine and french champagne. Don’t forget the delectable Tapas Menu! Then dance the night away with special guests who frequent Laika regularly.
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Morpeth, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Wlaked past and liked the look so went inside. It was early evening on a Friday night before the crowds. The ambiance was excellent - hard to explain, kid of jazzy, also laid back, older style. The service from the waitress was excellent, very friendly, there is a great menu of cocktails although fairly expensive at $20 a hit. Now... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited late one night after seeing Bob Dillon and really never wanted to leave! Fantastic staff and the ambience was faultless. Can't recommend it enough :)

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Ringwood, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Had our work 10 year anniversary function here and couldn't of asked for anything more! The food was amazing (especially the tempura prawns) and upstairs you could just ask the bartender what you wanted in a cocktail and they would make and everytime it would taste delicious! Music was great, mostly 90's, was great to heard tunes that I hadnt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

I was with a mate and we was lost but read about this place. So being that TA said it was ok and great we had to check it out. Well we rocked up and the dj pumped the tunes and we was dancing b4 we ordered a drink! So yeah that was ok.. Then the cocktail was great and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Light lunch, popped in to find this was a lovely wine bar, it was not busy and we were not disappointed. Had a lovely Chicken house burger with fabulous fries with dips and my partner had a marvelous beetroot and feta cheese salad of which we decided to share as both meals were delicious, washed down with a bottle of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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110 reviews 110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This isn't the biggest place on Fitzroy, but it is becoming by favorite. Really love the food here. I have had some disappointing meals in St. Kilda, but this wasn't one of them. Everyone in our group was pleased with their lunch. On a busy summer Sunday the meals were prompt and perfect. Looking forward to going back for cocktails.

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Bali, Indonesia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Have always had a great night at this bar. I have not eaten there so cannot comment on the food but the drinks are always fantastic, wine in particular is excellent and not overly expensive like a lot of other bars around this area. The dress code is smart, they ensure a nice, fun and well behaved crowd is allowed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

In and around St Kilda, there are so many bars and night spots. I've been to most but always find myself with friends back at Laika. Everyone, staff and patrons, are always up for a chat and a laugh. Great cocktails and wine and the music is always fantastic. Service is great and the price for most drinks is in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

I have been going to Laika Bar for the past several years. I have been to many bars and restaurants around Melbourne. Laika is the only place you are guaranteed to have the same service, same quality of food and utmost professionalism. The staff, extensive cocktail menu, tapas are always great. I have never been there and had an average... More 

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bokglobal, Owner at Laika Wine, Cocktail & Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Clint! We love to have you over, you have a a fantastic friends !!! Marry Christmas and Happy new year!!! Olga More 

Tongeren, Belgium
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Had a Hemmingway Daquiri there together with the raspberry sorbet there one night. You gotta try that combo! There's was also a lady singing and playing jazz on the grand piano. It was a very fine experience. Rather dark. But that's a plus in my book. Friday and Saturday the tables are cleared to make room for dancing feet. Mostly... More 

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bokglobal, Owner at Laika Wine, Cocktail & Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment. We look forward to see you soon. Marry Christmas & Happy New year!!! More 

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Additional Information about Laika Wine, Cocktail & Tapas Bar

Address: ST. KILDA | 9 Fitzroy street, Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
Phone Number: 613-9534-0002
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Cuisine: Tapas

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