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1806

#122 of 3,157 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Chinatown
Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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169 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9663 7722
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came on a busy night, all tables and bar full, people queuing at times. Only 3 staff, but service was amazing. Very observant (always had a refilled water glass) yet never intrusive. Bartender was quick, cocktails amazing and the food complimented the drinks well. Oh yeah, if you go with someone who think cocktails are for 'soft' people - order... More 

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Thank sydney2040
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in here for a few cocktails at about 6pm, good selection of cocktails and service is great, we sat at the bar.

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Thank Dean S
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

First visit for me after husband visited earlier in the year. Full table service provided and you must wait to be seated. That is fine, however we waited a long time before we saw anyone. I had time to wait around, then go to the bathroom and come back before we were seated. Same again with drinks. 10 minutes before... More 

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Thank kaza7684
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

This bar doesn't try hard - it succeeds. We walked in off the street at 5pm and didn't realise that they took bookings. They were great and were able to fit us in as long as we left by 8pm - plenty of time. All cocktails that were ordered were magnificent. Not too strong, very enjoyable and served like nothing... More 

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Thank M B
Brisbane, Australia
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140 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Popped in for a few drinks after the footy, it is a quirky little place with an extensive cocktail menu and even their own book describing the cocktail and its history. The bar staff are artists and the food menu looked appealing although we didn't have time to stay for a few bites.

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Thank Neil M
Brisbane, Australia
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484 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

we came here for a couple of drinks after dinner. its nice inside, dark and a cool atmosphere. it has table service which is cool, they have a MASSIVE selection of cocktails and whiskeys. the drinks aren't cheap but you are paying for something a little different to the usual and for some quality drops! love the leather chairs also!

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Thank blueflag08
Newcastle, Australia
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Amazing and knowledgeable staff know what they are doing! A great place to come if you like a mixed drink done properly!

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Thank ryan_wilmott
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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124 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Dropped in for a quick drink at this quirky venue before heading out for a meal, found the music was a little too loud to properly hear a conversation and disappointingly it took about 20 mins for our drinks to arrive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Staff were excellent, helpful is suggesting cocktails but not pushy. Dad loved his 'Tour of Scotland'. Would recommend to anyone.

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Thank Alleey D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Saw this Cosy cocktail/gin/whiskey lounge walking to breakfast this morning and a local suggested its a great place to go after dinner. Not wrong thank you stranger. Possibly the best dirty martini I've ever had and finished the night with a nice smokey scotch from their extensive menu. Not to self, must try their famed whiskey and cheese trust the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 7722
Description
Cocktail bar.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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