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Bars

THE ATRIUM
25 Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9653-0000
Bar
City Center
The Atrium, a cocktail bar on the 35th floor of the Hotel Sofitel, has spectacular views.


THE CRICKETEER'S BAR
103 Spring St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9633-6000
Bar
City Center
Find classic charm in the heart of the Windsor Hotel at the The Cricketeer's Bar.


CROWN CASINO
Riverside Ave., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9292-8888
Bar
Southbank
Crown Casino, Melbourne's first gambling center, has blackjack, roulette, and poker machines. There are also dozens of restaurants, retail shops, bars, and two nightclubs open until late. Look for the impressive water and lighting displays on the first floor. The casino is on the south bank of the Yarra. www.crowncasino.com.au.


DECO BAR
123 Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9657-1234
Bar
City Center
The Grand Hyatt's Deco Bar is a sophisticated spot.


DOG'S BAR
54 Acland St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9525-3599
Bar
St. Kilda
The faithful patrons of Dog's Bar are laid-back and supercool -- they'd have to be to hang out at a bar advertising itself as a canine hot spot.


THE GEORGE HOTEL BAR
Fitzroy and Grey Sts., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9525-5599
Bar
St. Kilda
The George Hotel Bar is in a superb 19th-century building.


GIN PALACE
190 Little Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9654-0533
Bar
City Center
Reminiscent of Hollywood opulence, Gin Palace has more than enough types of martinis to satisfy any taste. Enter from Russell Street.


THE HAIRY CANARY
212 Little Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9654-2471
Bar
City Center
The Hairy Canary is one of the grooviest places in the city, but it's standing-room-only unless you get here early.


THE MELBOURNE SUPPER CLUB
161 Spring St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9654-6300
Bar
City Center
Antique leather sofas and cigars characterize the classy milieu at the The Melbourne Supper Club.


PARK LOUNGE
192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9419-2000
Bar
East Melbourne
Stop by the Park Lounge, at the Hilton on the Park, for drinks before or after the football or cricket match at the nearby Melbourne Cricket Ground.


REVOLVER UPSTAIRS
229 Chapel St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9521-4644
Bar
Prahran
Revolver Upstairs caters to the young.


THE XCHANGE
119 Commercial Rd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9867-5144
Bar
South Yarra
The Xchange is a popular gay bar in the busy gay district of Prahran.



Dance Clubs

DIVA BAR
2153 Commercial Rd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9824-2800
Dance Club
South Yarra
Diva Bar attracts mainly gay clientele.


METRO
20-30 Bourke St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9663-4288
Dance Club
City Center
The action ranges from fast to furious at the multilevel, high-tech Metro, which has eight bars, a glass-enclosed café, and three dance floors. This nightclub is one of the hottest clubs in town for Melbourne's twentysomethings.


ZOS
386 Chapel St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9827-7379
Dance Club
Prahran
The city's enduring night spot, Zos is a good bet for anyone under 35. Music varies from night to night.


Music

MELBOURNE CONCERT HALL
Victorian Arts Centre, 100 St. Kilda Rd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9281-8000
Music
Southbank
The Melbourne Concert Hall stages classy concerts.


MELBOURNE PARK
Batman Ave., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9286-1600
Music
City Center
Big-name, crowd-drawing contemporary artists perform at Melbourne Park.


MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Victorian Arts Centre, 100 St. Kilda Rd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 13-6100 Ticketmaster
Music
Southbank
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs year-round in the 2,600-seat Melbourne Concert Hall.


SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL
King's Domain near Swan St. Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 13-6100 Ticketmaster
Music
South Melbourne
Open-air concerts take place December through March at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.


Music Clubs

45 DOWNSTAIRS
45 Flinders La., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9662-9966
Music Club (Jazz)
City Center
Cutting-edge cabaret acts are featured at 45 Downstairs.


BENNETTS LANE
25 Bennetts La., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9663-2856
Music Club (Jazz)
City Center
Bennetts Lane is one of the city center's jazz mainstays.


THE HI-FI BAR
125 Swanston St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9654-0992
Music Club
City Center
The Hi-Fi Bar is a popular venue for live local and less-known international rock bands.


THE NIGHT CAT
141 Johnston St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9417-0090
Music Club (Jazz)
Fitzroy
The Night Cat hosts jazzy evening shows most nights of the week.


PALACE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
Lower Esplanade, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9534-0655
Music Club
St. Kilda
The Palace Entertainment Complex, features alternative and hard rock headline acts, such as Nick Cave and Queens of the Stone Age.


PRINCE OF WALES
29 Fitzroy St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03/9536-1166
Music Club
St. Kilda
For rock and roll, punk, and grunge, head to the Prince of Wales, which also has a gay bar downstairs.

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