Home to the likes of actor Geoffrey Rush, Camberwell is a quaint and classy town, located in the inner eastern region of Melbourne suburbia. Catering to the young and old alike, this east-side region offers an incredibly eclectic bar experience of international flavors with a dash of old world and early settler charm.
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Bar, Cocktail Bar, Mediterranean, $$$
Bar None offers a vast selection of 300 fine cocktails, wines and beers and is one of the only venues in Camberwell that operates exclusively as a cocktail lounge bar. The venue offers a delicious menu of Mediterranean appetizers, all within close proximity to Camberwell train station. Keep an eye out for their international beverage selection.
Catering to late-night punters, the Riversdale Hotelis an iconic Eastside venue with three levels built during the gold rush era. It offers a classic selection of alcoholic beverages including fine wine, ale and pub meals to enjoy while punting. Guests can watch moment by moment sporting action broadcasts on plasma screens or relax alfresco on beautiful and summery Melbourne days.
East of Everything oozes Art Deco-swank and offers a delightful menu of fine cocktails. Here, patrons are taken from Bar None’s Mediterranean mix and are now transported to North America as they dish up a fun selection of snacks that include macaroni, Tex-Mex and good old southern po’boys. Whether one prefers a cosy couch-corner, a chair and table setting, or a casual smoke at the verandah, there’s a leisurely space for everyone as they listen to the sounds of sweet Motown and old-school hip-hop and rock.
With a delightful tapas and wine menu, this cosy saloon offers seasonal food, quality wine and an inviting atmosphere. There’s a range of boutique beers and acoustic music nights: Wine@129 has something for everybody including specialty food and wine nights.
The Auburn Hotel is an iconic pub, restaurant and function venue in Hawthorn. A heritage-style building adorned with Victorian decor, this venue has a beautiful refurbished dining area, stylish bar and lounge and a large outdoor courtyard complete with retractable roof to accommodate the seasons.
Operating since 1991, Fiorelli offers beautiful wine, cocktails with an Italian fine-dining experience. All food is prepared with locally sourced ingredients from Melbourne’s most exclusive distributors. This is a relaxed and friendly joint that attracts young and old with its great service. Perfect for a casual after movie catch-up with a touch of style and great atmosphere.
Tinto is owned by the Triado family, a local Hawthorn family who has its ancestral roots in the northern Spanish province of Catalonia. The Tinto story began in Spain as three of the Triado sisters travelled there to explore their heritage. Whilst travelling back and forth the sisters opened the successful Bar Kasparo in Barcelona. Now back in Melbourne, they bring the delightful flavours of Spain to the inner east. Offering cosy and intimate dining with warmth and ambience this bar is perfect for low-key catch-ups or a bit of ‘me-time.’
A Camberwell favourite, The Palace offers a great selection of food and meal deals, 13 beers and four ciders of local Victorian, Australian and international varieties, and loads of entertainment including bands and sports on screen, plus TAB and Trivia Nights. Catering for the young and old with a relaxing atmosphere to match, The Palace is minutes away from Camberwell train station.
Nevermind is ideal for those who miss the 90s and what was known once as the grunge scene. Attracting a young crowd of professionals and Swinburne university students, this inner east bar offers four levels of unpretentious and friendly vibes with a converted-garage themed layout and a beer garden.
Located in the heart of Glenferrie (neighbouring Hawthorn), Lulo offers a selection of fine Spanish, Mexican and Argentinian wines, beers and cocktails, bringing a Latin flavour to the inner east. The venue attracts all and is child-friendly. There’s a menu of Latin inspired dishes and casual bar seating.