We appreciate you taking the time to read this blog about where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Melbourne. Our alcohol guide will attempt to cover the subject in as much depth as possible.
We’ll start with a list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops near you. Anyone who wants to buy a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their information quickly so they can go get what they desire soon.
Following that we’ll look into the top breweries and beer bars before sharing a list of excellent wine bars. Wineries and vineyards in your area will be mentioned, and we’ll finish up by discussing some of the top local happy hours where you can get cheap alcoholic drinks after work.
An alcohol map will be shared near the end that has all of the establishments we’ve mentioned pinned on it. Posts on grabbing a drink in other cities around Australia can be looked through at that link if interested.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Melbourne
You will be able to buy a case of beer, a bottle of vodka, tequila, or wine, or just about any other alcoholic beverage at one of the best Melbourne liquor stores and wine shops:
- The Wigs Cellar at 172 Queen St
- Dan Murphy’s at Queen Victoria Bldg, Cnr Lonsdale & Swanston St
- First Choice Liquor at 120-128 Bay St
- Cellarbrations at 2/408-416 Queen St
The Wigs Cellar has been a premium liquor store in your area providing a selection of fine wines, spirits, and beers since 1892. Over 60,000 international and local old and rare wines and a variety of craft and imported beers and spirits are available at Dan Murphy’s.
Red, rose, white, and sparkling wines as well as spirits, premixes, and beers are all available at First Choice Liquor. Cellarbrations offers a liquor selection from some of the country’s largest independent retail brands.
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
These local breweries and beer bars are fantastic places to go whether you want to sample new suds or just watch the game with some friends:
- Westside Ale Works at 36 Alfred St
- Henry St Brewhouse at 5/38 Barrett St
- Colonial Brewing at 89 Bertie St
Westside Ale Works is a craft brew pub in Melbourne offering 30 independent taps and delicious pizzas. Henry St Brewhouse takes pride in handcrafting exquisite beers using some of the finest ingredients.
Wine Bars In Melbourne
Visit wine bars near you for a date night, a business meeting, or for a gather with friends:
- Acorn Wine Bar at 181 Bank St
- Kirk’s Wine Bar at 46 Hardware Ln
- Punch Lane Wine Bar & Restaurant at 43 Little Bourke St
- Underside at Basement/164 Flinders Ln
- Willows & Wine at 315 Victoria St
- The Meatball & Wine Bar at 135 Flinders Ln
- Attria Wine Bar at 107 Swan St
Acorn has been showcasing a massive collection of international and local wines in a warm and welcoming environment since 1995. Punch Lane Wine Bar and Restaurant takes pride in serving mouth watering cheeses and exceptional Victorian wines.
Fine Italian wines near you can also be found at The Meatball. Attria is open seven nights a week serving dinner, late night snacks, and excellent wines.
Wineries & Vineyards In Your Area
Although these wineries and vineyards might not be right in the city they are well worth the trip:
- Squitchy Lane Vineyard at 9 Medhurst Rd
- Panton Hill Vineyard & Winery at 145 Manuka Rd
- Helen & Joey Estate Yarra Valley at 12-14 Spring Ln
- Rob Dolan Wines at 21-23 Delaneys Rd
- Shadowfax Winery at K Rd, Werribee South VIC 3030
- Farm Wines at St Huberts Rd
Panton Hill is an ideal spot for quality aged wines and delicious foods as well as family, wedding, and corporate photo shoots and they are open on weekends from 11am to 5pm.
Since 1998 Shadowfax has been producing renowned local wines including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Shiraz which are available for tasting every week.
Farm is a family owned and operated winery and vineyard in your area producing a distinct and well known line of wines and ciders. Their wine production takes place on site every day from 10am to 5pm.
Best Local Happy Hours
When you need to unwind after work these happy hours in Melbourne are great places to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks:
- Father’s Office Speakeasy Bar & Restaurant at 249 Little Lonsdale St
- The Mill House at 277-279 Flinders Ln
- Asian Beer Cafe at 211 La Trobe St
- Maeve Fox at 472 Church St
Father’s Office Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant is known for offering signature cocktails, seasonal beers on tap, and international and local wines as well as Americana a la carte and tasty bar food. They also have some of the best Melbourne happy hours from 5pm to 7pm and again from 8pm to 10pm.
You can choose from an extensive range of cocktails and handcrafted drinks at The Mill House where happy hours are also offered from 4pm to 6pm Wednesday through Saturday. Asian Beer Café provides discounts on drinks from 3pm to 9pm Sunday through Thursday and until 6pm on Friday and Saturday.
Another great happy hour near you that includes beers on tap, wines, and spirits is offered at Maeve Fox every Friday night from 5pm to 7pm.
We have also written about:
- Sydney Wineries & Breweries
- Adelaide Wineries & Breweries
- Perth Wineries & Breweries
- Gold Coast Wineries & Breweries
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Melbourne
That’s all we have for now but keep checking back because we’ll try our best to keep this page updated. We know you are ready to achieve your goal after reading about all of the local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours in your area.
Please let us know if we missed anything or if any of the above establishments have closed in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now you can enjoy drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Melbourne.