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One of Melbourne’s newest additions to the late-night fold has expertly crafted cocktails, an extensive, Italian-leaning wine list and restaurantquality eats. mornane Pl, Melbourne 3000. arlechin.com. au. Daily 5pm-3am.
When a 30-year-old Sri Lankan restaurant opens up a bar with seasonal cocktails and a hopper-heavy menu, expect flavours not for the faint hearted. 157 Fitzroy St, St Kilda 3182. 0421 611 406. www.mrs-hopper.com.au. Tue-thu 5pm-midnight; Fri, Sat noon-1am; Sun noon-11pm.
Andrew Mcconnell gives good venue, and in this case, Marion is another Gertrude Street gem in a modern wine bar-cum-restaurant incarnation. 53 Gertrude St, Fitzroy 3065. 03 9419 6262. marionwine.com.au. Mon-thu 5-11pm; Fri noon-11pm; Sat, Sun 8am-11pm.
The most long-awaited bar-slash-restaurant of 2017, Longsong brings Thai-influenced food, playful cocktails and an all-killer-nofiller wine list by Mike Bennie. lvl 1, 40-44 Little Bourke St, Melbourne 3000. 03 9653 1611. longsong.com.au. Sun-thu 5pm-1am; Fri 5pm-3am; Sat 5pm-midnight.