Through a non-descript wooden door and up a flight of stairs is where you’ll find The Melbourne Supper Club, arguably this city’s best bar. You’ll be greeted by the host, who, space permitting, will lead you to a weathered Chesterfield couch to be waited on by Melbourne’s most attentive and knowledgeable bar staff. If you’re lucky, you’ll have been seated at the street end of the bar with views over Parliament House through the huge picture window.

This is the perfect bar to wile away a long evening with a bottle or two of red, or alternatively to drop by for a nightcap on the way home (they can close as late as 6am on weekends). The leather-bound wine menu is truly encyclopaedic, with several pages for each grape variety or regional blend. Spirits and beers are also extensively represented. There is, as you might expect, a menu suited to a late supper with options ranging from oysters to a gooey croque monsieur. If you feel like some fresh air, or conversely, a cigar, head upstairs to Siglo, The Supper Club’s sister rooftop bar.

Although exuding an elegant city club atmosphere, The Supper Club achieves comfort without pretension. We couldn’t think of a better place to end up on a night out.