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My favourite bar to meet with friends. Excellent range of whiskies. The atmosphere is great from... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
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Fantastic, as always!

What a gem this place is! Such an incredible range of fantastic whiskeys! The atmosphere on a... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
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270 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9654 1284
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

My favourite bar to meet with friends. Excellent range of whiskies. The atmosphere is great from the music to the lighting

Thank k00rie
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

What a gem this place is! Such an incredible range of fantastic whiskeys! The atmosphere on a Friday night is perfect, soft music (Rolling Stones when we were there), ambient lighting and spacious seating areas made sure you got comfortable and more than enjoy your...More

Thank Ra88iT
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

And not only a huge selection from all around the world, but an incredibly knowledgeable staff that was fantastic at picking the right whisky round after round. Great atmosphere and overall experience. (Check out the picture for a really good Aussie whisky!)

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Best range of whiskies found including a interesting cask that they top up with Islay style whiskies frim time to time. Bartender was very knowledgeable and with the upstairs bar as well have in excess of ? 1000 different bottles. Moderate prices. Would return

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Searched for and found this fabulous whiskey and beer bar. Amazing range of whiskeys and skilled barmen to enhance them if you desired. Straight whiskey for two of us with a beer chaser, (boilermaker) My wife had two whiskey sours. We are not avid fans...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Love this place. Great selection (more American whiskey would be good, but that's a minor note), friendly staff and a relaxed vibe. Plus the prices are superb. Awesome.

Thank vacuity86
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped by for a shot or two after dinner. We kinda loved the ambiance of the place. It offered a long list of whiskey for you to choose from. If you were a whiskey lover, you would have a good time here.

Thank Kompakorn
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place for Whisky lovers and those want to become one. More than 1100 Whiskies from around the globe. From Standards to single cask Independent bottlers you'll find them all! Knowledgeable staff helps you navigating thru the endless list to find the right liquid. Absolutely...More

Thank Herwig B
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Being from Scotland, Whisky & Alement was always on my list of places to go whilst in Melbourne. I was not disappointed. Great bar, reasonable prices (and much better value than other whisky bars I have visited in Australia). As per previous reviews - great...More

Thank ScotchAndy101
BrookeHayman22, Owner at Whisky & Alement, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Great to hear you had a great time ScotchAndy! We're heading to Scotland next week and would love to hear any recommendations you have for bars too! (info@whiskyandale.com.au) Thanks again Andy! Cheers, Brooke

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This is an extremely quaint dark bar with hundreds of bottles s of whisky to try. great menu to work through but it could take me years👍we will go back many times, great to learn about the different regions of whisky.

Thank Paul M
BrookeHayman22, Owner at Whisky & Alement, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi Paul, Great to hear you loved the bar! Thanks for your feedback! Hope to see you again very soon! Slainte Mhah! Brooke Hayman

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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