Mon 4pm - 11pm
Tue→Sat 4pm - 1am
Sun 4pm - 11pm
Closed for Holidays 23 Dec - 3 Jan

“Whisky and Alement is now a whisky bar that rivals the best in the world in terms of both its offering and its atmosphere. All the bartenders in this world class drinking venue possess the knowledge to lead you on a journey of discovery.” Broadsheet

We’ve been serving Melbourne’s thirst for whisky since 2010.

Our ever-changing menu of over 1000 whiskies features everything from the classics to independent bottlings, right through to some of the rarest whiskies in the world. Pair that with tasty cocktails and a rotating list of amazing local and international craft beers, and our friendly, cosy bar has you covered.

Whether you’re new to whisky or a devotee of the ‘water of life’, our team love talking whisky, whether over the bar or through our regular classes, events and private tastings.

Open 7 days → late


Our weekly whisky classes are a great way to develop your interest and understanding of whisky. Fun and informative for everyone, from the complete novice to the serious enthusiast, let one of our presenters, who are known authors and spirits judges, take you on journey through the world whisky.

When a new and exciting whisky is released in Australia, we’re the first to share it through one of our events. Special guests like Jim McEwan, Ian Chang and Anthony Wills look to Whisky and Alement as a place to share their limited releases and have a bit of fun with the Melbourne whisky faithful.

To celebrate a special occasion or organise a get together of any kind, try one of our group tastings. They take the guess work out of ordering with a set menu and a presentation by one of our passionate bartenders. Available Thursday to Sunday for groups of 10-18 people. Whisky flights are also available for walk-ins during standard trading hours.

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Three beautiful whisky rooms can be yours for private hire. Designed to suit any occasion, from corporate events to intimate parties and everything in between. Specialising in whisky tastings for groups of up to 30 guests, enquire below and let us take you on a journey of whisky discovery.
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Gift Vouchers

Take that special someone on a unique whisky experience.

Gift recipients can redeem vouchers for whisky classes and special events, or take home a special whisky from our bottle shop. Vouchers can also be used over the bar for drinks and food at either Whisky & Alement or Melbourne Whisky Room.

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The Bottle Shop

Offering over 1,000 rare and unusual whiskies from one of Australia’s largest whisky cellars.

Trading Monday to Saturday 4-10pm and Sunday 4-9pm. Extended Christmas hours beginning 10th December are Monday to Friday 12-10pm, Saturday 4-10pm, Sunday 4-9pm. A curated selection of whiskies is available at Whisky & Alement during these hours.

To view the entire cellar, we invite you to join Julian from 10th December, Monday-Friday between 12-4.30pm . No stock lists or postage available.


Melbourne Whisky Room is upstairs from Whisky & Alement. This is where we house our rarest and most collectable whisky and host events and private tastings.

The Independent Whisky Company is the importing arm of Whisky & Alement.

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4pm - 11pm4pm - 1am
SunClosed for Holidays
4pm - 11pm23 Dec - 3 Jan