European Bier Café
Time Out says
Get a taste of top European beer and cuisine without the long-haul flight
Melbourne is all about the hidden venue. But between the city's hidden bars and secret restaurants punters forget about one of the largest hidden venues of them all. Tucked away on Exhibition Street in the heart of the CBD, the European Bier Café is a place for date-night cocktails or after-work drinks with a distinctly continental flair.
Inside the four-storey venue you'll find space for dancing, a rooftop bar, private and corporate events as well as pub-style meals. These guys didn't call themselves a bier café for nothing, with more than 44 varieties of beer available, primarily from Belgium and Germany. Sure, you could tuck into one of the café's mighty parmas or pizzas (only $12 with a drink on Mondays), but don't feel obliged. European Bier Café also has a tapas menu if you just want a bite, with options like saffron arancini.
Specials are available throughout the week including $17 steak Tuesdays, $20 carafes on weekends and comedy every Thursday and Saturday.
120 Exhibition St
|Transport:||Nearby stations: Parliament|
|Opening hours:||Sun-Thu noon-1am; Fri, Sat noon-3am|