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Eau De Vie

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
Bar, Australian, Pub
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1 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 412 825 441
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Gladstone, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon this hidden gem on a Wednesday night and were enthralled with it! Fantastic cocktails, great staff! Couldn't fault a thing. The maitre'd Sam was fantastic very welcoming and helpful. Would recommend 100%

Thank Erna092
Perth, Australia
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82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We called into this bar based on Trip Advisor's reviews and was not disappointed. A very worthwhile cocktail bar with excellent service and very interesting cocktails. We are very happy to have enjoyed the time & experience. The atmosphere was so warm and friendly. We will revisit again and hope to bring friends to share with us.. 😎

Thank Trevor J
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

To find this hidden gem the first time was so gleeful and special. Unreal cocktails with all sorts of fire and ice preparation and serving. Slant on Prohibition Era decor. Hundreds (thousands?) of spirits. Intimate booths and party room. If the list of cocktails or whiskeys intimidates, their advice is incredible. My friends and I no longer choose. They just... More 

Thank David B
Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure you book to go to this hidden wonder. A great bar with sensational cocktails and tasty, well presented food. The Brussel sprouts with miso butter were wonderful and the cheeses to finish off sharp and full of flavour. Go and enjoy!!

Thank DawieP1908
Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent cocktail bar, friendly staff, prompt service and great cocktails- variety to choose from. Very good ambience with excellent music. You'll have to book a table on weekends though as the waiting time is quite long

Thank Ilina B
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They are absolutely doing a great constant job on products presentation and customer service. We have been several times and always trying different cocktails: always a GREAT EXPERIENCE. We tried few times as well the Tuesday night Whisky and Cheese degustation: they made our knowledge. Many thanks. Absolutely a beautiful Speakeasy Bar behind the curtains, stunning bar, countless bottles, warm... More 

Thank Valentina V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eau De Vie has one of the best cocktail and whisky selections in Melbourne. I love the location and the almost secrecy about the place. I do think the food is overpriced for what you get. We generally stop over here as either the first or last stop of the evening for a short while. Be sure to book or... More 

Thank Visitor2719
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I arrived as walk ins after we couldn't book online...they were fully booked online. When we arrived at 8pm Saturday night we were in a line behind 4 other parties. Not long after we were greeted by staff and asked if we had booking and then were given an approximate 30 minute wait for a table. Lucky... More 

Thank Nikki M
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a couple of times now with friends, this place is amazing. So many cocktails to choose from, and all so theatrical and interesting! Definitely give it a go!

Thank TripMember07262016
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120 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a booking with only short notice and were so happy with how much the staff tried to accommodate for us. We sampled a large selection of food which were all well explained and paired with fantastic wines. We sampled about 8 cocktails and were amazed by how amazing the flavours were. This was one of our best dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Bar, Australian, Pub
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
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
5:00 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
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.