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9 Fitzroy street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
3-9534-0002
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
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
Best place in St Kilda

This place is good fun. I have been here a couple of times and have never had a bad time. The location is excellent. Could it be better? Not in my opinion, I love Fitzroy st. I have come quite a few times and had cocktails. I danced. I loved it. Everyone was happy. The workers were pleasant and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
blackmoses
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This place is good fun. I have been here a couple of times and have never had a bad time. The location is excellent. Could it be better? Not in my opinion, I love Fitzroy st. I have come quite a few times and had cocktails. I danced. I loved it. Everyone was happy. The workers were pleasant and enjoyed... More 

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1 Thank blackmoses
Auckland
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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Having researched the St Kilda area I really wanted to try Laika- great website, and we were coming to Melbourne for some vintage chic ( we were going to the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries garden party at Rippon Lea the next day). As Laika is meant to resemble a 1930s Paris bar that seemed perfect so we dressed up a... More 

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1 Thank AnonymousAuckland
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Had an awesome Saturday night here. The music was excellent 70-80s, maybe a bit of 90s! Staff were super friendly and drinks were good. Winner.

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1 Thank jt6789
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

An amazing experience Laika provided for me and my guests, at my 35th birthday celebration. Everyone I have spoken to have absolutely raved about the venue, the atmosphere, the food and the service. The team are amazing. The service, the service the service. The food (yum) , the music.... no words can express my gratitude.... Just brilliant! We are all... More 

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3 Thank Olivia B
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Hi Olga, I would like to say thank you for allowing us to use your venue on Saturday night. All of your staff were very professional and accommodating. I would like to give special mention to Tin Tin. I think that was her name. A young blond girl. She made my self and my partner, as well as all of... More 

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1 Thank Daniel C
Rome, Italy
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

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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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 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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4 Thank Tracey P
Rossland, Canada
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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, 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank octan
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Fitzroy street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: 3-9534-0002

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

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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