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Bar Americano

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Central Business District
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20 Presgrave Pl, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taken here for a surprise nightcap whilst having an evening out with my son who lives and works in Melbourne. The alley it is off is not the best but you forget this in the warmth of the welcome. I have never before been to a bar authorised to serve a maximum of 10 people at a time. When this... More 

Thank kby121148
Stafford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Nice little bar down an alley way with a good cocktail menu. Waiter was fantastic, very welcoming and we were greeted with a glass of water and menus. Quite a delight to have a late night intimate drink in, when you take in to account the cost of the premium ingredients the drinks were reasonably priced. As we're the takeout... More 

Thank Dave A
Melbourne, Australia
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876 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 895 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Cramped and no seating but Julian the waiter was charming and subtly convinced us to change our initial order to two wonderful new drinks (credit to Andrew the barman) we would not have chosen for ourselves. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Hong Kong, China
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best hidden bars in Melbourne!! Down an alleyway (google maps really helped) and into this awesome hole in the wall. Friendly awesome bartenders who can recommend and create exactly what u are in the mood for. Totally amazing speakeasy...kinda what u would expect back in the days in Chicago. We loved it!!! Tips: Go early, it's tiny... More 

Thank KatKat628
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Unique styling, wonderful drinks, and very friendly dudes behind the bar. OK so you have to stand (no seats) - just provides a good indicator of how many cocktails you've had. Oh, and they do this interesting thing with ice blocks that go in the drinks!

Thank Lydia B
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This was such a great little find, and when I say find that's half the fun! Once you get there good luck getting in. They have a very limited number of drinkers allowed in at any one time. However it's worth it. The girl attending us was an absolute sweetheart, and concocted some amazing cocktails for us. Definitely a re-visit... More 

Thank a_guy_called_gerard
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing cocktails, incredible friendly service, nice decoration... everything here is perfect. Went there and was nothing like what i was expecting. Is a small room where u wont find more than 10 ppl. No seats but it dsnt affect at all... cocktails are to die for!! Very private bar, not to have a crazy night there... but perfect to starts... More 

Thank Ka K
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Once you take away the novelty of wandering the back lanes to find the place, there was not much left that impressed. We were having a night out trying out various little bars around the city and I must say it has been a while since we have experienced such an unfriendly, rather arrogant bar attendant. Maybe he was having... More 

Thank JOhn182422
Wodonga, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

You will never find this bar by accident. It's hidden down a dark alley and only has a license for 10 people. Bar is the size of a small livingroom, with old world decor. Standing only (no seating) and serving great cocktails. Bartender very friendly and knew his cocktails Ideal special location to call in for one or two drinks... More 

Thank Bill K
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The cocktails amazing with story. Friendly staffs all the time and helpful. A great place for a great night out!!

Thank Michael G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Presgrave Pl, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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