Posted by Michael Evans

Beat the cold! Snuggle up in these Melbourne bars with a friend or two. Nothing beats quality time under a warm, cozy roof and a plate of comfort food.

Marquis of Lorne, Fitzroy

Imagine sitting by the fireplace with a glass of wine in hand. You scan the brick walls and spot the waiter walking to your table to deliver a succulent plate of Braised Lamb with greens on the side. Then you look over to your phone--your friend's a bit late but she's on her way. Then you see her from the entrance, a bit cold from the outside winter air, but quickly unwinds in the cozy warmth of the enclosed and intimate space of Marquis of Lorne. Her company is priceless.

The Local Taphouse, St. Kilda East

Who doesn't love a glass (or a pint, if you must!) of good old craft beer? Winter is as snuggly as the malty aftertaste on your tastebuds! Don't like malt? Check out all the other options at The Local Taphouse.

Acqua e Vino, Yarraville

Lounge by a live band and a table blessed with tapas and cocktails. This is a stress-free haven for busy Aussies.

There are many more cozy bars to check out in Melbourne! Beat the winter cold by ticking off every venue in this LIST.

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