I’ve not imbedded an ‘overview’ map so I’d recommend using Saved Places on your Google Maps to track them down and see what’s close to you.
This is a non-exhaustive list; covering some places in the CBD, Fitzroy, North Fitzroy, Northcote, Brunswick.
Ferdydurke – exposed bricks, great DJ’s, cool crowd
Misty – lovely cocktails, intimate and fresh atmosphere
Siglo – pricey, but good view for one drink
Goldilocks – smaller rooftop bar just down the road from the one that the crowds flock too
Black Cat – comfy couches, fun tunes, great street side seating
Naked in the sky – stunning view of Melbourne, 280 degree views of the city from sheer glass walls
Mr Wow’s Emporium – hipster as. Bowling and table tennis.
Howler Bar – good DJ’s, check gig guides to see whats playing.
Monty’s – northside local with cozy vibes
LongPlay – similar to Monty’s
Union Club Hotel – as authentic a pub experience as you will get in this era of over-the-top-renovated hipster hangouts, the Union Club has held out and is all the better for it.