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Eau De Vie

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
1 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 8393 9367
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Closes in 17 min
Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This classic laneway bar is redolent of the speakeasy genre, and outfitted to suit. Knowledgable staff are keen to help out with drinks selection. Exceptional cocktail lists are easy to understand and the menu is coded to explain the overall nature / flavour of the...More

Thank DeWog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a truly amazing place. Whiskey in so many different forms, and so many different shapes. It was awesome watching them put together of collection of these master pieces. Loved it, yes you wait a while to get your drinks, but it is well and...More

Thank Maree B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very showy cocktails using dry ice and smoke etc. Best martini so far in Melbourne. Impressive amount of whiskies but there is one better for straight whiskies (W&A). Place to go for cocktails with a showy flair - sometimes there is a queue to get...More

Thank stevehe159
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I nearly didn't bother going to Eau De Vie but I would have regretted it forever! It was amazing, luscious and I had the best cocktail of my life there: Tiny Danza. Think spicy pickle juice as a cocktail (but make it way better than...More

Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little bit of a showy place but the food was good as were the drinks, so it all works out. We hadn’t had dinner so we ordered several of their food items - none of which disappointed in taste, also the serving was a...More

Thank Jingyi L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is hard to find, hidden behind some unmarked doors in an alleyway, but once you find it, it’s so worth it. We had to queue for a while for a spot but once you’re in, the service is attentive, the drinks are incredible and...More

Thank StephChapple
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very fun, interesting and loud cocktail bar. As many relate, a bit hard to find as such establishments were in the 1920s during the United States' Prohibiting were. A tip I haven't seen posted yet to find it - 1 Malthouse Lane is off Flinders...More

1  Thank d828
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on a Thursday evening about 6.30pm. Weren’t sure if we would be seated as we didn’t book, but after a five minute wait we were in. The gent who attended to us at front of house was lovely. He ended up being our...More

1  Thank wendyurquia
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Great cocktails and food. Staff are helpful and knowledgeable. I am so pleased i found this place. The atmosphere was very relaxing.

Thank Kaye F
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Great little spot to go try out a large variety of cocktail. Get in early on the weekend or book in advance as the line can sometimes be a little long. The prices are a little on the higher side but the staff are knowledgeable...More

Thank Sui-Travel-Garo
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city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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sarah d
9 August 2017|
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Response from mrsdizzyg | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have only just seen your question. Yes, it's pricey but worth it for the experience. Cheers Sue
Erika S
25 February 2017|
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Response from GrandadCartwright | Reviewed this property |
It is a cool, dim, posh place.. in Australia... so smart casual would be about right. There were business suits, ladies in posh frocks, and some men in ties, so if that is your style, go for it. Shorts and tee shirts would... More
24 February 2017|
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Response from Amanda S | Reviewed this property |
I dont think they would do it but its a pretty casual place that you could just share the plate. My friends had 2 separate meals but they ate off eachothers plates aswell where as I shared an antipasto platter with my... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 8393 9367
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