Best Bars in Clifton Hill

Updated 2 months ago


Clifton Hill doesn't have the same density of bars as neighbouring Collingwood and Northcote. But it does have some fine purveyors of wine, beer and spirits. Whether you’re looking for a bottle from a small-batch Australian winemaker or a creative craft beer – these spots have you covered. Start ticking them off.

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  • Visit this light and airy wine bar, in a quiet northside backstreet, for the well-executed food. Stay for the sculptural timber, brass accents, and warm, classic feel.

  • A warm, communal bottle-o with more than 300 wines and 200 beers. Plus, tables out the front where you can sit and enjoy a glass (or bottle).

  • From the food to the decor, everything at this day-to-night cafe is simple and community-minded. By day, find pastries from Ovens Street bakery, comforting breakfasts, and rotating soups and salads. By night, expect DJs and good drinks.

  • Like a super-hip nanna's living room, but with a full bar and live music.

  • Cafe by day, socially-conscious brewhouse by night. You can feel good ordering the hoppy lager, tropical XPA or jam-doughnut stout here – a meal is donated to charity for every four-pack or pint sold. Plus, there are fun cocktails, hearty toasties and a cafe out the front.