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BENEATH B DRIVER LANE
If you like basement bars, cocktails, co whisky, blues, good service s and eating Reuben sandwiches sa at 2am, Beneath Driver Lane is calling your name. n basement, Shop 3 Driver Ln, Melbourne 3000. wwwww.driverlanebar.com. Mon-sat 4pm-3am; Sun 6pm-3am.
THE ELYSIAN WHISKY BAR
Yao Wong and Kevin Low had a crazy dream that involved opening a whisky bar with rare bottles opposite commission housing in a suburb oversaturated with specialty bars. And damn, are we grateful they did. 113 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 3065. 03 9417 7441. theelysianwhiskybar.com.au. Tue-sat 4.30pm-1am.
With craft beer, good wine, better spirits and great cocktails, Mr West is an argument for bars in the suburbs – especially since they let you eat your takeout at the bar. 106 Nicholson St, Footscray 3011. mrwest.com. au. Mon-tue noon-10pm; Wed, Thu noon-midnight; Fri, Sat noon-1am; Sun noon-midnight.
THE SHADY LADY
This Fitzroy dive bar specialising in frozen cocktails and vegan snacks is run by three industry legends who encourage you to bring your dog. 36 Johnston St, Fitzroy 3065. theshadylady.com. au. Thu-sat, Mon 4pm-1am; Sun 4-11pm.