posted on 15 Nov 21 | by Explore Bendigo

Bendigo’s bars have a lot to offer, from world-class cocktails, killer craft beers and local boutique wines.

But above all else, they have one thing in common, they offer a unique drinking experience. So, whether you’re looking for a new hangout or some cool places to drink, the best bars in Bendigo have you covered. Here’s a list of the most unique spots to enjoy a drink or two on offer in Bendigo…

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Babylon Lounge & Garden Bar

Step into lush green vibes in this vibrant modern bar, Babylon Lounge & Garden Bar, on Pall Mall. Choose from the garden or the lounge area for a relaxed atmosphere, pops of colour, tunes and an awesome drinks menu and snack-size bites to choose from.

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The Dispensary Bar & Diner

Hidden down Bendigo’s hippest laneway, The Dispensary offers a small and intimate bar space inspired by the eating houses and gastrobars of Europe. With Bendigo’s widest range of drink choices in the region, you’re spoilt for choice with over 100 craft beers, 80 single malt whiskies, 60 gins, 50 cocktails and much more. Plus, they have a modern Australian menu with a focus on locally sourced and seasonal produce – yum!

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Gold Dust Lounge

Located in the basement of the historic Hotel Shamrock, the Gold Dust Lounge takes your drinks to a whole other level. With a number of spaces to choose from including the main bar, band room and the chandelier room, plus live music and a wide range of drinks to choose from, you’ll forget pretty quickly what’s happening above ground. 

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Handle Bar

It’s the perfect chill out space serving craft beer in a hidden beer garden. Wander on through from their new Mitchell Street entrance to find Handle Bar. Not only do they offer craft beer, but also a range of cider, wine and a sneaky cocktail or two. Open Thursday to Sunday you’ll find awesome live music in this urban little oasis to chill out with mates. 

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Mister Bob’s & Miss Molly’s

The team at The Foundry have two awesome dedicated bars to meet your drinking needs. Mister Bob’s is the ultimate sports bar boasting over 20 big screens throughout the bar and into their popular outdoor space for all your live sports action, complete with a huge drinks and cocktails menu.

Mister Bob’s crazy cousin, Miss Molly, has arrived in town and she is Bendigo hottest new cocktail bar. Think Palm Springs, cocktails, pink, beach vibes and a whole lotta fun! The ultimate girl’s night out!
 

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Ms Batterhams

Perfectly positioned in the arts precinct, Ms Batterhams Lounge Bar has a refined wine list, locally inspired cocktails and a wide selection of craft beers. Choose from their plush booths and bespoke details inside, or venture outside to their colourful spritz garden for a Bendigo Sling or The Winifred.

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Nimbus Rooftop

Sitting proudly atop Bendigo’s skyline, Nimbus Rooftop is a unique bar and the only one of its kind in Central Victoria. So, if you’re up for a drink in the clouds, here it is. An awesome drinks menu, food designed to be shared with friends and watching the sunset over Bendigo makes this one of Bendigo’s most unique bars and a must visit.

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The Rifle Brigade Hotel

If you’re chasing a relaxed atmosphere, great food, an awesome variety of craft beers and quality wines, The Rifle is the place to be. Located opposite the Bendigo Art Gallery and The Capital Theatre, take your drinks upstairs and sit on their picturesque balcony overlooking the iconic View Street. 

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Wine Bank on View

Operating from a heritage-listed bank building in the heart of Bendigo, the Wine Bank is home to an extensive range of local, regional, Australian and world wines. Enjoy a tasting and food in their gorgeous heritage building, by the open fire or go alfresco in their courtyard or watch the world go by on View Street.