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Laika Wine, Cocktail & Tapas Bar

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ST. KILDA | 9 Fitzroy street, Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
3-9534-0002
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Laika is a one of a kind bar, found in the trendy St Kilda area along...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Amazing Bar

Visiting Laika Bar is like being welcomed into someone's home. The atmosphere is amazing and a venue where a lady of a certain age lol does not feel out of place. The wine list is brilliant as are the cocktails. The fact that there is live music makes it even better. Cant say enough about this bar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Tracey P
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Rome, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Dark, romantic, amazing interior and decor Cocktails delicious Was very quiet - we got in on a Sunday night at 6:30pm not much of vibe. Could be a happening place later? Very helpful staff. A little too quiet - cocktails not cheap at $20/pop

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Visiting Laika Bar is like being welcomed into someone's home. The atmosphere is amazing and a venue where a lady of a certain age lol does not feel out of place. The wine list is brilliant as are the cocktails. The fact that there is live music makes it even better. Cant say enough about this bar but it is... More 

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Rossland, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stumbled on this place in St. Kilda in Melbourne and were pleasantly surprised! There was a sort of speakeasy vibe to the whole place. The band was playing old fashioned 40's style music, the place is all full of dark wood and shadowy corners, with just the right amount of mystery. The light fixtures and stained glass windows are... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking time to wright. We apologizing if some items on the menu was unavailable. Can you please let me know on what day were you there? It must be Friday I need to know the date, so I can ask my staff the reason.... What time did you order food? our kitchen close at 10... More 

cali
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Is quite easy to find good cocktails around Melbourne, but running on to a "good Ramos gin fizz" isn't that easy...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a 100% must visit upmarket cocktail bar in St Kilda. There is a private area downstairs you can hire. The best looking cocktails ever. Fantastic music Friday Saturday and Sunday night. The best bartenders. Yummy. No shots of anything served here, just fabulous cocktails, wine and champagne. The place has a fantastic atmosphere. The owners are gorgeous too.... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Laika is really more of a bar than a restaurant, but they do some great tapas and sharing plates to go with some fine drinks. We had a few glasses of wine off a shortish list and tried bruschetta, ginger chicken, lamb koftas and tempura prawns between two. All were good and we were pretty well fed and watered by... More 

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cali
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Sofisticated crowd, amazing cocktails and Tapas. Lounge and easy speak early at night and disco and funk late with dancefloor. Great service and attentive staff. Is a must if you are around St kilda.

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Morpeth, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
1 review
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: ST. KILDA | 9 Fitzroy street, Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 3-9534-0002

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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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