Melbourne pubs aren't what they used to be. Sure, we've still got the classics where you'd go to get a pint of Melbourne Bitter or Carlton Draught and a standard parma. But at the other end of the spectrum, gastropubs are shaking things up with gourmet versions of pub grub. You can still get a steak and chips, but the steak will likely be Wagyu and may come with oysters as a starter.
If you'd rather Bordeaux than an ale, take a gander at Melbourne's best wine bars. Alternatively, a great swap to the pub hang is a weekend yum cha session, and we've got the low-down on five of the best yum cha spots in town.
Best gastropubs in Melbourne
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Time Out trawls the streets of Melbourne to find restaurants that let you bring your own beer or wine, no matter your budget.
Walk into any of these top-notch wine bars and you're guaranteed service by staff who know what they're talking about, a great atsmophere, and of course, a solid wine list.