Lily Blacks is a cocktail connoisseur’s dream. Located on Meyers Place in Melbourne’s Paris end, this bar is a favourite amongst the discerning after work crowd, or anyone after a perfectly muddled drink, for that matter.

With an old school approach to drinking and décor, Lily Blacks showcases some of the most inventive and exciting cocktail concoctions around. Classic martinis and traditional cocktails are on offer while for the more adventurous drinker, ambitious blends of unique ingredients are part of the somewhat highbrow menu. This art deco-style bar also has numerous beers and ciders on tap and by the bottle, an expansive gin selection and an ever-changing wine list.

Reminiscent of a 1920’s speakeasy, the fun but broody feel is unique for Melbourne’s evolving bar scene.

Home to ‘Iron Bartender’, an illustrious competition between renowned local bartenders, Lily Blacks hosts epic monthly battles to see which bar tender does it best, while using a mystery ingredient. Come early on a Friday to snag a seat during busy post work drinks, or head in later for a seat at the bar with a great view of the spirit tower in the bar’s centre island. With a an already established following, this bar fills up to a comfortable limit, the dim lighting and mature feel catering to a sophisticated crowd.