The very best of Camberwell bars and nightlife
Article posted: April 20, 2021
You don’t have to search high and low to find somewhere to have fun after dark in Camberwell shopping precinct.
From hidden basement speakeasies to open-air rooftop bars, the nightlife in this vibrant precinct has a little bit of everything on offer.
Here’s a round-up of some of the best bars and venues in Camberwell:
Like all the best speakeasies, you may have to hunt around to find Bar None but your efforts will be handsomely rewarded.
Once you locate the unmarked building on Auburn Parade, just off Burke Rd, head downstairs and prepare to be impressed.
The cosy surrounds have been a second home to cocktail enthusiasts since 2004, and it’s easy to see why.
Superior service and astounding variety (they have more than 300 spirits and a 139-page Bar None Cocktail Bible to choose from) has earned this hidden gem a reputation as the cocktail mecca of the east.
East of Everything
If you’re a craft beer lover, this is the place for you.
Fans of a cold bevvy or two will think they’ve died and gone to hops heaven when they ascend the stairs from Bar None to sup the offerings at East of Everything.
With its impressive array of craft, speciality, and one-off beers (including Fixation, Mr Banks, Modus Operandi and Hargreaves Hill, to name a few) and 12 rotating beers on tap, what’s not to love about this bar?
The glorious city views from the rooftop terrace are also one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets.
East End Wine Bar
What better way to while away the evening hours than soaking up the nostalgic surrounds at East End Wine Bar?
Located in the iconic 1930s Young’s Auction House, on Camberwell Rd near the junction, this venue has built a reputation as one of Camberwell’s best wine bars, featuring drops from across the globe.
There’s also much more on offer, from beers to bubbly and beyond, making this bar a compulsory stop on any Camberwell bar crawl.
If the answer is yes, then head to Fiorelli for excellent service and wonderful beverages in a relaxed environment. Located on Camberwell Rd right opposite the Rivoli Cinemas, this bar is easy to find.
Whether you lose yourself in the decadence of a creamy Toblerone cocktail, enjoy a ‘shaken, not stirred’ Bombay martini, or go old school with a champagne cocktail, you’re sure to have a night to remember at Fiorelli.
This vibrant bar, named after the year the heritage-listed cinema opened, is the ideal spot to sit back and sip champagne in summer, or curl up under a heater with a delicious vintage cocktail in winter.
Centrally located near Camberwell Junction, nineteenforty offers stunning views across Camberwell and Hawthorn East.
In the mood for a good old-fashioned watering hole, where you can grab some pub grub, get a bit rowdy, and enjoy some live entertainment to boot?
Conveniently located just across the road from Camberwell Station, you’ll feel right at home at The Palace Hotel.
Boasting a huge variety of beer and cider on tap and a laidback atmosphere to watch your favourite sport, it’s a go-to destination for after work drinks or to catch up with friends for a fun night on the town.
Young’s Wine Rooms
While most customers come for the impressive wine list, there’s also an abundance of delightful (and creatively named) cocktails to enjoy at Young’s Wine Rooms.
When Lemon Met Rosemary (vodka, lemon-rosemary oleo, prosecco) is a crowd favourite, or for something a little different, try Pear Necessities (Macchu Pisco, house pear syrup, lemon, ginger bitters, soda).
Located on Camberwell Rd near the junction, Young’s Wine Rooms is sure to become your new favourite hangout.
Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy a quiet nightcap, or if you’re ready to cut loose and party the night away, the bars and nightlife in Camberwell shopping precinct have you covered.