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Naked In The Sky, Fitzroy, Melbourne
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Wheelchair accessible bars in Melbourne

Which venues tick the boxes for guests with wheels?

Written by
Kaitlyn Plyley

Melbourne’s bar scene is legendary, but wheelchair accessibility isn’t always top of the list of design features for venues situated in cobbled lanes, down narrow or nonexistent footpaths, inside tiny holes-in-the-wall, and hidden up flights of stairs. But when you're after a drink in this city of great booze, these venues are easy to access.

Wheelchair accessible bars in Melbourne

The Village Belle Hotel
  • Bars
  • St Kilda

A heritage two-storey pub that is completely step-free throughout with lift access? The Belle has done it. Roll on from lunch through to cocktail hour.

  • Bars
  • Melbourne
  • price 2 of 4

With disability parking right at the door and kerb ramps galore, it’s a breeze to roll up Embla’s step-free entrance and relax in this quintessentially Melbourne wine bar.

  • Restaurants
  • Thornbury
  • price 1 of 4

Enter step-free from the grungy end of High Street, where Chato offers a low-lit sanctuary with concrete floors as polished as their bar service.

The Corner Hotel
  • Bars
  • Pubs
  • Richmond

Access the Corner Hotel via their exclusive wheelchair entrance, and take the lift to the rooftop bar to enjoy classic Australian pub vibes that are wheelchair-friendly.

Naked in the Sky
  • Bars
  • Fitzroy

Ask the staff at street-level Naked for Satan for lift access, and ascend to sparkling rooftop views of the cityscape.


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