6 quirky Elsternwick bars for after work drinks

5 quirky Elsternwick bars for after work drinks

With Elsternwick’s reputation as a stylish and cosmopolitan village, it probably comes as no surprise to learn that local bars know how to serve a drink.

Patrons of this chic pocket of Melbourne understand that style, ambiance and vibe are as much of an ingredient in a great drink as vermouth and a twist of lemon, and Elsternwick bars are more than happy to oblige.

Elsternwick Village is home to some of Melbourne’s most vibrant, quirky and always very cool bars and watering holes – so chic you’ll want to cross them all off your after work drinks to-do list.

Here are our tips for the best bars in Elsternwick:


After The Tears - drinks
After the Tears

1. After the tears

After The Tears is a traditional Polish vodka bar that is warm and cosy and has plenty of dark corners. This makes it the perfect spot to hide out and keep warm while sampling over 100 varieties of vodkas, cocktails, beers and wine.


Antique Bar - Library
Antique Bar - Lounge

2. Antique Bar

Vintage furniture, old world decor and candlelight combine to create a warm and inviting ambiance at Antique Bar. Relax on a chaise longue or snuggle up in one of the many nooks while enjoying the boutique wines, premium spirits, seasonal cocktails and craft beers on offer.


Bocca drinks
Bocca courtyard
Bocca wall art

3. Bocca Café e Bar

Stepping into Bocca Café e Bar is like stepping into a quaint bar in Italy – stylish light fittings, Roman motifs and pops of bright aqua blue give the atmosphere a distinctly European touch. The bar menu is extensive and includes a range of cocktails, beer and wine. Our tip: Take your drinks to the gorgeous garden courtyard out the back. The area is covered, making it the perfect spot irrespective of the weather.


Bang Bang at the Rifle Club: Dining area
Bang Bang at the Rifle Club: Bar
Bang Bang at the Rifle Club: Cocktail

4. Bang Bang at the Rifle Club

Step back in time to the glamour and decadence of French Indochine, at this exciting restaurant and bar. Located in the gorgeous historic former Caulfield Rifle Club, Bang Bang offers boutique beer and wine as well as an interesting range of cocktails that will bring out your inner explorer.


Denada - drinks
Denada - You are here
Denada - food

5. Denada

Say Hola! to Elsternwick’s own slice of Spain. This authentic tapas bar captures the essence of Spanish culture, featuring a traditional menu complemented by a drinks list described by many as “endless”, all to be savoured with a serving of traditional Latin music. Known for its fun atmosphere, Denada is the perfect destination for drinks with friends.


Goathouse Courtyard
Goathouse Bar

6. Goat House Café Roastery

Locals regularly gather around the open log fire to watch the hustle and bustle of the most vibrant corner of Elsternwick Village, while enjoying a quiet drink with someone special or a weekend catch up with friends. Located close to Elsternwick station, Goat House is a favourite spot for after work drinks.


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