Regularly find yourself on the hunt for wine after a long day at work? Feeling like a beer after seven meetings in a row? Don’t worry, we get it: you’re a commuter who needs something to take the edge off, and who can argue with that? Whether you spilt coffee on your shirt at five past 9, sent an email about your boss TO your boss or endured so many meetings that you’d rather staple your fingers together, we’ve got your last tipple covered before you head home...and err change your shirt, right? Behold, Melbourne’s best bars near train stations!
Known as Melbourne’s longest bar, Arbory in the CBD is quite possibly one of the CBD’s most talked about venues right now! In short: if you haven’t been, it’s time to go. Sandwiched between Flinders Street Station and the Yarra River and boasting over 100 meters of riverside views, you’ll soon forget all your daytime woes. Enjoy a great selection of beer and wines plus a variety of tastes should the mood strike. Then when you’re ready to call it a night, head on over to the station and you’re pretty much home.
Dr Morse sure know how to mix it up a bit. This café-cum-bar is one of Abbotsford’s prime destinations for food and drinks and located just a stones’ throw from Victoria Park station. Visit for a rotating cocktail list featuring seasonal specials and make sure you try one their infamous boilermakers —a shot of whiskey and a shot of beer to be enjoyed together. You’ll know you’ve come to the right place even before you pull up a pew at the bar! Oh and make sure you visit this Melbourne bar on a Thursday night to take advantage of mussel night!
White Oaks Saloon Bar & Dining
White Oaks Saloon Bar is just a short walk to Prahran Station, making it the ideal place to stop by for a refreshing beverage. With pages and pages of inventive cocktails, craft beers and wines—not to mention countless spirits, they’ve definitely got you covered. The menu plays homage to southern US cuisine with a touch of Mexican for good measure. Make sure you check out the menu before you leave. We think the Buffalo Chicken and Jalapeno Ranch will probably make you stick around a little longer.
Howler proves it’s got the goods in the drinks department just by reputation alone! But if you haven’t been and you’re looking to drown your sorrows before heading home for the night from Jewel Station, this is the Melbourne bar to be. Grab a seat indoors or head outside to the Garden Bar and take in the Melbourne sunshine with your fave beer, cocktail or wine. Work? What’s work?
Located virtually next door to East Richmond station on Church Street lies the ever-sophisticated Maeve Fox. Mosey on over for everything from premium wines to craft beers and even mocktails! Don’t shake your head, these babies are impressive! The real star of the show however is Maeve Fox’s amazing cocktail selection broken down into classic, modern and dessert. Make sure you try one of the espresso martinis (yes, there is more than one!). We recommend the Orange Mocha Frappuccino featuring Cointreau, cacao and coffee. Um, yum?!
Image credit: Dr Morse by Michelle Jarni for The Urban List