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“Best little cocktail bar”
Review of Eau De Vie

Eau De Vie
Ranked #8 of 4,392 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unless you know what you're looking for, this place is a bit hard to find. In fact you'd never know what was behind the plain, unsignposted door down this little Lane but once you venture in, it immediately feels like a little hidden gem.
Luckily we only had a short wait to be seated. It can get quite busy. You are seated quite close to other patrons so it helps to be friendly and chatty and be open to the experience. It was quite interesting to watch what cocktails other people received as every cocktail is served in it's own magical little way.
The cocktail list is quite extensive and has some great options. Prices are on the steep side but it is Melbourne after all and these are some seriously good cocktails. The service is also brilliant so honestly as a special night out, I didn't mind the price tag.

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1  Thank shilto02
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in the lane way of CBD Melbourne. No sign. Fortunately google map has picked up the place.
You are welcome with a big dark door. But when you enter you instantly welcome with mysterious & yet swanky vibes about it. There was a bit of Queue but Coming over here a with my hot blind date Definitely worth it!
Espresso martini for the lady and Manhattan for the gent!

1  Thank Rini_Lombard
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was told this bar was a "must do" by some friends that live in Melbourne as I was visiting from Brisbane. Finding the place was a little difficult as its down a side alley and has a pretty ordinary looking door. Upon entering its like entering a different era. The layout and music of the bar was so perfect and I felt relaxed the whole time I was there. We were seated at the bar and had conversations with the different bar tenders making all the drinks. There is a menu for cocktails and a different one for all the types of whiskeys. I tried two different cocktails and both were great! My friend and I got a serve of the housemade salt amd vinegar chips and they were quite yum. Definitely recommend this place.

1  Thank Megan R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Behind the door opens to another era, an almost 1920’s Chicago club feel (from movies). The service was second to none, and the theatrics was there also. Cocktails aplenty with a unique twists on old favourites. This is one place not to miss in Melbourne, book ahead or take your chance.
A return to this place is a must.
Loved it.

1  Thank BACorbett
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this bar! Cocktails, presentation, atmosphere, music, location... everything is great! Must check it out!

1  Thank holaola13
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