We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
9 Fitzroy street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
3-9534-0002
Website
Add hours for Laika and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 24 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A place that everyone loved!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
Olivia B
,
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
Add Photo Write a Review

24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Greater Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rome, Italy
Level Contributor
54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Rossland, Canada
Level Contributor
48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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
2 reviews
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...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Windsor, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
cali
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Morpeth, Australia
Level Contributor
52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Laika also viewed

St Kilda, Port Phillip
St Kilda East, Port Phillip
 
St Kilda, Port Phillip
St Kilda, Port Phillip
 

Been to Laika? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Laika

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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, 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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Laika staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?