Late-night bottle shops in Melbourne

When the liquor cupboard is bare, head to one of Melbourne's late-night bottle shops
Interior of Beermash
Photograph: Paul Kristoff
By Time Out editors |
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If you find yourself at a party in the wee hours with nary a bevvy in sight, run down to any one of these handy bottle-os that are conveniently open late to quench your thirst.

In the mood for a craft tinnie? Plan ahead and visit one of our favourite craft beer bottle shops. Or if you'd rather someone else do the pouring, wait until a more reasonable hour to visit Melbourne's best wine bars

Bottle shops open before midnight

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McCoppins: Fitzroy
Bars, Craft beer

McCoppins: Fitzroy and Abbotsford

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Finding a bottle-o that is open after 9pm on a Sunday is a trick in itself. But thanks to McCoppins we have two to rely on, and both are open daily until midnight. 

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The Evelyn Hotel

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This live music institution has a bottle-o that is open seven nights a week until midnight. You can also choose a bottle of wine to enjoy inside the venue and you won't be charged corkage fee.

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Star City Liquor Store
Bars

Star City Liquor Store

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This inner-city liquor store stays open until the witching hour on the nights when it counts most: Friday and Saturday. Other nights they pack up shop by 11pm.

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Bartender at The Grosvenor
Bars, Craft beer

The Grosvenor Hotel

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This family-friendly bistro and bar in St Kilda East also offers a drive-through bottle shop that's open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The rest of the week it closes at a respectable 11pm.

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CQ Bar
Bars, Cocktail bars

CQ Bar

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CQ not only is a nightclub, hotel and restaurant, it also houses a bottle shop that's open six days a week until midnight. It's closed on Sundays and public holidays, to make up for that.

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City Wine Shop
Bars, Wine bars

City Wine Shop

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City Wine Shop is often associated with fine wines, cheeses and European inspired dishes, but little do people know that they also have a bottle shop that sells beers, spirits and wines. It's open seven days a week until midnight.

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Bars, Cocktail bars

Heartbreaker

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Local fave Heartbreaker is known for being an excellent bar, but it also sells liquor. Their bottle shop is open until 11pm daily. 

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Bars

Carwyn Cellars

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A bar and bottle shop rolled into one, Carwyn Cellars is open until 11pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays so you'll never be without a drink in Melbourne's north. All other days these guys stay open until 10pm. 

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Interior overview at The Alps
Bars, Wine bars

The Alps Wine Shop and Bar

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As the name suggests the Alps is a bar and bottle shop. But surprise, surprise they also sell beers takeaway. The Alps is open until 11pm from Wednesdays to Sundays. Mondays and Tuesdays they shut at 9pm. 

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Liquor at Harry & Frankie
Bars, Wine bars

Harry and Frankie

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The original Harry and Frankie (there’s also one in Fitzroy now) nails neighbourhood wine bar like few others, providing a relaxing spot perfect for a casual glass on the way home. This bar is also a bottle shop that's open until 11pm every night.

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Bottle shops open after midnight

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The Exford Hotel
Bars, Pubs

The Exford Hotel

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Right in the thick of the CBD, this traditional English-style pub and backpackers hostel caters to every ilk. Luckily they also have a takeaway bottle shop that's open daily until 3.30am.

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Riversdale Hotel
Bars, Pubs

Riversdale Hotel

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Open daily until 3am, the Riversdale Hotel’s Thirsty Camels is an oasis for Melbourne’s late night punters who are keen to kick on at home.

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Interior of Beermash
Photograph: Paul Kristoff
Bars, Craft beer

BeerMash

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Beer, glorious beer! This fabulous beer hall offers a small seated bar with plenty of take-home options, too. They nail the beer memo, but also offer a selection of wine and spirits. Sunday to Tuesday they're open until 11pm, but the rest of the week (Wed to Sat) they kick on until 1am. 

Bottle shops open 24 Hours

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The Railway, Windsor
Bars, Pubs

The Railway, Windsor

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The gang at the Railway Hotel know their audience well. They supply hordes of late-night Chapel Street revellers with party fuel at all manner of ungodly hours –they never close. Windsor.

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A portrait shot of bartender Jack Sotti behind the bar at Boiler
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Bars, Cocktail bars

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