Tucked away at the start of Chapel St, motherMilk invites you in with its deep leather couches, fantastic cocktail list and on cold nights, its blazing fire.You can melt into the sofas and knock back a couple of vodkas or a few Asahi’s [on tap], Venture out the back and you will discover the Open Air Deck Bar where its still ok to smoke. With a beautiful timber bar, magnificent drop lighting and gilt mirrors, the Mahogany Room is the perfect venue for your engagement or birthday celebration.To the left of our main bar is the Grand Hall. But somehow it manages to grab the attention of both, as well as the youth, south of the river. Call 8636 8800 to book. Once you’ve located the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it entrance on Flinders Lane, near the corner of Spring Street, you’ll be ushered upstairs to a sultry sake den. Die Bridge Road und die Swan Street in Richmond verfügen ebenfalls über diverse Restaurants, Cafés, Bars und Pubs. The Stolberg Room can cater for up to 70 guests, and is perfect for smaller parties and engagements. Tables may be reserved for groups of two, four, six or 12 people.Doing away with the dingy and dank of corner pubs of the past, Publican Guy David has torn the roof off what was once a band room to reveal a sun filled beer garden perfect for long summer days and alfresco all-day dining. There’s so much exciting technique here, plus a strong sense of seasonality. Spanning 170 bottles, the list skips through the Caribbean, to South America, Mauritius and Spain, including white, golden, spiced and raw varieties. If the purpose of a local bar is to reflect its neighbourhood, then Tetto di Carolina obviously got the memo. Stolberg Beer Café is the place to hold your next celebration! All of our cocktails are the talk of Downtown Melbourne. These guys were also the first to have access to the limited-edition and crazy expensive Scotch Malt Whisky Society single cask bottlings – look for the dark green bottles with white labels and number codes in place of distilleries. The list of wines by the glass is a good balance of approachable and more out-there natural stuff, with a slant towards Alsatian styles. Decked out with AstroTurf, parasols and pastel-pretty timber furniture, this sky-high hub has long been a favourite for summer sessions that kick off in the afternoon and end after midnight. And as for snacks, the famous Catalonian toasted sandwich, the Bikini, will be in pride of place on the menu, packed with Jamón Ibérico with truffle or smoked ham hock with mahón and mozzarella. Angel Music Bar is the meeting of two very different minds. The White Room is designed with private lunches or dinners in mind. So jump on those stairs, hit that lift button and check out these high-and-mighty gems.