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Bar Americano

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20 Presgrave Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing cocktails, incredible friendly service, nice decoration... everything here is perfect. Went there and was nothing like what i was expecting. Is a small room where u wont find more than 10 ppl. No seats but it dsnt affect at all... cocktails are to die for!! Very private bar, not to have a crazy night there... but perfect to starts... More 

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Thank Ka K
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Once you take away the novelty of wandering the back lanes to find the place, there was not much left that impressed. We were having a night out trying out various little bars around the city and I must say it has been a while since we have experienced such an unfriendly, rather arrogant bar attendant. Maybe he was having... More 

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Thank JOhn182422
Wodonga, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

You will never find this bar by accident. It's hidden down a dark alley and only has a license for 10 people. Bar is the size of a small livingroom, with old world decor. Standing only (no seating) and serving great cocktails. Bartender very friendly and knew his cocktails Ideal special location to call in for one or two drinks... More 

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Thank Bill K
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The cocktails amazing with story. Friendly staffs all the time and helpful. A great place for a great night out!!

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Thank Michael G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

My gf was coming into the city so I decided that we'd check out some speakeasy bars. I came across Bar Americano and was in two minds about going... BUT WOW, am I glad we went... this bar, is so SPEAKEASY! Its hidden down a laneway, super small and staff are amazing so knowledgable & every cocktail was super delish... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

This is a brilliant little cocktail bar tucked away down a couple of lanes off little Collins. To be specific if you are walking down little Collins from Swanton St you turn left into Howey Place and then first left into Presgrave place. The bar sits on the left on a corner towards the end of the lane. These are... More 

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Thank murrpark
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

A great choice by friends for an after dinner drink. While only licenced for 10 people and a plain interior, the coziness and opportunity to casually interact with the bar staff, makes for a very enjoyable Melbourne small laneway bar experience.

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Thank Emanpee
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Very well hidden. You will think you are headed for a mugging as you wander into the dark alley that hosts a bunch of dumpsters and this amazing little 10-person bar. Awesome bar tend (whose name we forgot to get) and fantastic cocktails. Try the Negroni, for sure. No seating and no drinking outside, so get in early for a... More 

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Thank Summax
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Friends in town? Want to show off Melbourne without looking like you're trying too hard? Take them here. Date going well? Want a walk that ends in a mysterious and libation laden location? Take them here. It's standing room only and if you don't like cocktails this isn't for you but it's a pocket rocket delight and a tiny taste... More 

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Thank Sheridan W
Griffith, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

This is a great bar to know about in Melbourne. It is small (accommodates about 12 people max). You go there for the drinks and they are divine, mixed with precision, experience and with a little bit of a song and dance, and we all love that. Take cash or credit because it is on the higher end ... I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: 20 Presgrave Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the 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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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