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Whisky & Alement

Central Business District
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Address: 270 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Chez Regine Le Bar)
Phone Number:
+61 3 9654 1284
16:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Mon 16:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat 19:00 - 01:00

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Great bar

Love this place, bit of music, huge selection of whiskey and great prices. Staff are really helpful and know their stuff. Excellent spot if you are a novice or expert when it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brett P
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124 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this place, bit of music, huge selection of whiskey and great prices. Staff are really helpful and know their stuff. Excellent spot if you are a novice or expert when it comes to your whiskey's

Thank Brett P
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whiskey afficionado friend brought me and one other to cap our afternoon catch-up. The frontage is not so loud, but the interiors is just packed with folks and whiskey collection. We tried couple shots of the Glendronach 21 yo, and a the Macallan 16 yo, before we strolled Melbourne in good spirits.

Thank binotzuniga
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent bar with top notch whiskey's this is the place to experience something new and savour old favorites. Great ambience and atmosphere make this a must visit for the whiskey connoisseur.

Thank anthony P
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Whisky & Alement has an extensive range of whisky and cocktails. As a whisky lover I thoroughly recommend a visit. I can always find a new whisky to saviour.

Thank Garry632015
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38 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is a really lovely whisky bar and if you drink it you must visit. We went upstairs where it was very quiet with pleasant views onto Russell street and had the most delicious tasting session. The woman who served us was knowledgeable and helpful and had a sense of decorum with one of our party who behaved badly. I... More 

Thank Etypealicat
Frehwater Creek
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I highly recommend this bar for whisky lovers and non-whisky lovers alike (if they can't turn you, no-one can!). Arrived at about 6pm on a Friday night and was handed the menu, which contains over 100 Scotch, Irish and Japanese whiskies. The range was way too intimidating for my partner and I so we asked the bar staff to choose... More 

Thank Vanessa R
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I've wanted to do this for a while. Excellent for new, casual or long-time and knowledgeable whisky drinkers. The series of whiskies we tasted were from around the world and gave a good appreciation for the styles, history, and particular characteristics of what makes a good whisky actually good and what is truly important in whisky making. As a one-whisky-a-week... More 

Thank Grant D
Stafford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

They have over 400 bottles of whiskey! And the staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They even helped me secure a bottle of whiskey from one of their suppliers! Thanks again. Cheers!!

Thank Simon M
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164 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Excellent hidey hole behind a curtain, . An amazing array of fine whiskies from all over the world and especially from the home of whisky. Light food available to accompany and great atmosphere. A must do for any whisky aficionado.! :-)

Thank travlbloke
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great staff offering great advise. Huge selection of whiskey. Happy that they were open late on a Monday for my business trip with some colleagues. Will visit again.

Thank Jamie O

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