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Eau De Vie

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$$ - $$$
Central Business District
Bar, Australian
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1 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 412 825 441
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little cocktail lounge, the cocktails were amazing and STRONG. The food was not great and the service was mixed. Recommend making a booking!

Thank Pinkpinkann
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This the most unexpected marvel, so unlike the bleak Melbourne of old! Enormous whisky collection is a backdrop to skilled and friendly staff in a delightful clubby atmosphere. Go off piste a bit and ask for an Old Cuban, and an Aviator. They are not on the menu. Finish off with a walk down to Movida in Hosier Lane for... More 

Thank Ross B
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58 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place does some great cocktails. The drink list is really well balanced and the selection of whiskey is actually phenomenal

Thank Baltram_7
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For a quite drink, meeting with friends or business Eau De Vie is perfect. Located at the back of a hotel (quite hidden) this speakeasy style bar does amazing cocktails

Thank Andrew P
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Most amazing range of cocktails and excellent service! This is a great hidden gem, down a laneway in Melbourne - a real experience, not just a drink.

1 Thank Rowena S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommended! Best bar I've even been, friendly staffs and fancy drinks! The decoration is very nice!

Thank Jean W
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is hard to find and you might have to cue but its all worth it. We have been to a few bars over the years but this takes the cake. No brainer for coctails after dinner

Thank Charlie B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrible service. I took 2 clients from the USA to expereince this place as I did when I first cam to Melbourne . Wasnt even acknowledged when we arrived. Waited around 20 mins wihout a single glance at me. Decided to leave but went back to advise the manager and she was just as bad. DO NOT GO.. OVER RATED... More 

Thank Jaspersenior1982
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great spot! The cocktails were great, wine list comprehensive but most of all the staff were THE BEST!!!!

Thank Steph W
Eungai Creek, New South Wales, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once you've found this place - behind the door on the right before the stairs at the end of the lane - you're in for a treat! Great jazz vibe, amazing decor and the scotch and cocktails are to die for! Make sure you book, otherwise you could be in for a wait.

Thank Lisa H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Australian
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 412 825 441

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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