Sun→Mon 4pm - 11pm
Tue→Sat 4pm - 1am
Labour Day & Easter (Fri→Mon) CLOSED
Anzac Day 4pm - 11pm

“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.


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.

Group Bookings are available on Friday and Saturday evenings at Melbourne Whisky Room. Pre-order whisky flights and receive world leading whisky service by Australia's Best Whisky Bar 2020.

A whisky experience of careful curation, for the novice to the expert. Pre-book a catch up over some top tipples.

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Melbourne Whisky Room

Head upstairs on a Friday or Saturday night.

At Melbourne Whisky Room you’ll find some of Australia’s rarest and most collectable whiskies. It’s also home to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s biggest range of single cask offerings by the dram. For that extra special attention and even more interesting whisky or a group tasting (walk-in only).
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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

Specialising in single malt whisky, the bottle shop offers a two tier selection of rare cellared items and a well curated collection of our favourite whiskies at every day prices. Almost every whisky for sale is available for tasting at the bar, making this Australia’s most bespoke try-before-you-buy experience.

Trading Monday to Saturday 4-10pm and Sunday 4-9pm.

No lists available, we invite you to call into the bar for good old fashioned service.


Vouchers are valid for 1 year.
For an additional $10 your voucher will be posted via Australia Post Express Post within 24 hours of purchase (Mon - Fri only).
Standard gift vouchers are available for pickup for an additional $10. Vouchers must first be purchased online and information will be emailed to you within 24 hours (Mon-Fri only) to confirm the voucher is ready for pickup. Class vouchers are not available for pickup and are available only in email format.
Class dates can be changed provided 14 days notice is given prior to the date of your original booking. For date changes please email
We're unable to offer cancellations or refunds on any ticket.
Whisky classes are now available for private groups of 15 or more (see 'classes'). For those searching for a more relaxed whisky tasting, both of our venues cater to groups, although the Melbourne Whisky Room is better suited to larger groups of up to 16 guests. Whisky tasting menus (flights) are customised upon request at both venues, and our experienced bartenders can use these. For full details on the whisky available, please refer to our 'menu' section and select ‘whisky menu’.


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

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270 Russell St. Melbourne 3000
4pm - 11pm4pm - 1am
Labour Day & Easter (Fri→Mon)Anzac Day
CLOSED4pm - 11pm