Melbourne is experiencing a period of growth. It’s currently resting at just under five million residents, and it shows in the bustling nightlife here. A large population is beneficial for many reasons but none more so than the pursuit of casual sex. Melbourne hookups are in high demand, and they’re easy to arrange if you know where to look.
Whether you’re a local or a visitor to our city, you have to know we love our bars. There are plenty of fantastic places to meet up for a drink and a fling. Unfortunately, there are even more places that will only disappoint you. Perhaps you think the solution to that problem is getting online. There are certainly tons of hookup apps and sites, but how many are actually any good?
Too few. That’s why we took it on ourselves to create this list of the greatest Melbourne hookup bars, sites and apps. With these tools at your disposal, it won’t matter if you’re in Surrey Hills or Broadmeadows. Easy hookups will be just around the corner. You’re not out in Kalkallo; why live like you are?
Keep reading for our best suggestions and comment below if you think we’ve missed anything.
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Our favorite spots to find Melbourne hookups
We think the world would be a much better place if everyone just got laid on the regular. We’re doing our part with this list of the best Melbourne hookup sites, apps and bars.
The Fitzroy might be the best place to find hookups in Melbourne
Cocktail lounges are amazing, of course, but it’s good to change things up from time to time. You don’t always need to get dressed to the nines to find a casual hookup with someone local.
Beer gardens provide much to love. For one, they tend to be wide, open spaces for loads of people to gather and drink together. They’re ideal for day drinking with old and new friends alike. The Fitzroy adds a few extra touches, including DJs and an assortment of mixed drinks to go with the beer. It’s the most relaxed you’ll ever be talking up a beautiful stranger and, hopefully, get laid in Melbourne.
AFF has been Melbourne's best hookup app (try it free)
You just can't avoid hookup apps any longer if you want to get good results. At least half of all the hookups happening are starting online! When it comes to the best hookup app in Melbourne it comes down to Tinder and AFF. Tinder used to be the best but now that it's more focused on relationships AFF has passed them by. If you're going to try one app it should be this one, especially if you're a single guy.
There just isn't a more reliable way for guys to actually find hookups that we've found.
With over 60 million active members and a complete focus on getting singles together for some fun, it's really tough to beat. Instead of being filled with girls only looking to get a few compliments it actually has women interested in meeting up. Crazy right?
Check out their free trial below and see why it's passed Tinder by. It's the easiest way for guys to find hookups out there right now.
The best Melbourne pickup bars we've tried
Melbourne’s a city that’s got something for everyone. If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, try out these other sure-fire options for Melbourne hookups.
Gin Palace will shake and stir you
If whisky isn’t your drink, maybe try heading to Gin Palace over on Russell Place. This cozy lounge is an ideal location for getting laid in Melbourne. It’s a below-ground bar with stylish decorations and comfy couches for getting close and intimate. It’s also open late so you can sip your martini with nonchalant cool.
The Gin Palace is a swanky bar, no doubt. You’ll find high rollers throwing down big bills on bottle service and high-end gins. Don’t worry if you aren’t carrying a platinum card, though. The drinks are so nice, you’ll want to take your time. You might not be able to say the same about your company. The two of you will be in the mood from the moment you walk in.
Lily Blacks is a quirky twist on the cocktail bar
We don’t know when the “golden era of cocktails” was, but Lily Blacks claims to be inspired by it. This candlelit Laneway bar provides an uncommon backdrop filled with tables of couples getting intimate. Whereas most of Melbourne’s cocktail bars go for sophistication, Lily Blacks aims to captivate with its unique style.
For fans of cocktails, there is no doubt that Lily Blacks will quickly become a regular stop. The room is open and gives off chill vibes - a nice break from more stuffy lounges. If you’re looking for a fun date spot without the pretension, this place is for you.
Siglo’s rooftop raises it above the crowds
Anybody can drink on the ground. We like to get a bit high when we go out. In the shadow of Parliament House, Siglo is a chic rooftop bar that serves wine, cocktails and tasty treats. Its industrial design complements its slick service and extravagant menu. There’s no doubt, Siglo is a classy night out and one that’s sure to impress.
Bring a date and you’ll see what we mean. Order one of the classic cocktails and have it delivered to you by fashionably dressed waiters at your luxurious table. That is sure to make an impression. Better yet, stroll around the bar for views of Parliament, St Patrick’s Cathedral and more of our beautiful city. It doesn’t get much sexier than this.
The best clubs for finding hookups in Melbourne
Here are the best nightclubs and dance clubs to meet single girls in Melbourne. Prepare those dance moves because you’ll need them!
Mendoza’s Social Club attracts reggaeton fans in droves
If you love reggaeton music as much as we do, this Latino-style club is the right place for you! It’s always filled with attractive girls, and there is a spacious dance floor where you can show off your best moves. We’ve found more flings on this dance floor than any other club in Melbourne!
Sometimes the DJs also play salsa and bachata as well, if you like to dance to Latin music. Get ready to get all hot and steamy as you dance all night at Mendoza’s!
Therapy Nightclub is another amazing place for meeting hot girls on the dance floor
Therapy is inside Crown Melbourne, a resort with a casino, restaurants and spas. It’s one of the most upscale clubs in the city, so you’ll always find gorgeous Melbourne girls here. DJs from all over the world come to this luxurious club to perform, so there is always excellent music.
Inspired by Las Vegas, the club also has a pretty strict dress code: You need to wear a blazer, a collared shirt and dress shoes. You can wear dress pants if you like, but jeans are fine too, unless they are torn.
Best places to meet sexy Melbourne girls during the day
Even if you hate noisy nightclubs and dislike night game, don't worry.. We still got you covered. Here's a list of places where you can find the best hookups in Melbourne during the day...and hopefully get laid.
Waterslide Bar has amazing views inside and out
The appeal of the Waterslide Bar at Southgate will be obvious the moment you look out on the Yarra River. Like so many of the recent Melbourne hookup bars to open, Waterslide Bar takes their mixology seriously. They also serve a great assortment of liquors, wines and beers from around the world. Drinkers will be plenty satisfied.
What really sets Waterslide Bar apart, though, is the views. Its location on the south side of the river means that it has an unobstructed sightline of the Melbourne skyline, which makes it the perfect place to find the most beautiful hookups in Melbourne (and I mean 8s, 9s, and 10s). Without a doubt. It’ll be worth the trip every time, trust us.
St. Ali offers a love buzz
Coffee houses and cafés are always welcoming places to relax and get to know a stranger. Day or night, their casual and calming setting makes everyone feel at home. Take a book or your laptop and spend the afternoon there with a hot drink and cool demeanor. You’ll see beautiful women coming in and out all day.
Personally, we’re regulars at the South Melbourne coffee institution, ST. ALi. Like any good coffee house, it provides a great backdrop for just hanging out and killing a few hours. Its cosy atmosphere makes getting to know someone feel easy and unforced. For those days when you’re not up for fighting the pub crowds, let ST. ALi be your refuge.
Passion Foods is appropriately named
Well, you’ve done it. You’ve been to every hookup bar in Melbourne, a coffee shop or two, and a few of the beer gardens. There are officially no more mountains to climb. While it might seem like that, there’s actually plenty of different opportunities for meeting a fling. There are locations all over the city that can be low-key seductive if you’re paying attention.
Passion Foods on Ferrars Street in South Melbourne is just such a location. Sure, a grocery store doesn’t seem like a spot for finding hookups in Melbourne but reconsider. Attractive single ladies shop there, the environment is casual and there’s plenty of conversation starters. It’s worth a shot. Pick up some organic vegetables and maybe you’ll get in some food play later on.
Other great spots to get laid in Melbourne
No matter how busy you are, you can still find 30 minutes for a quick Tinder boost that - followed by the right photos - will get you tons of hookups in Melbourne in just a blink of an eye.
One of the most popular Melbourne hookup apps is (still) Tinder
Ever heard of Tinder? Silly question, right? There isn’t a single other hookup app that has dominated the culture on such a massive, global scale. Everyone at the University of Melbourne and Swinburne already have it on their phones. If you’re a Millennial, it’s a near certainty you’ve already used it too. So, what more is there to say?
Firstly, we can say that while Tinder is very effective, it can frequently be just as frustrating. As an app, its appeals – simplicity and prominent profile pictures – are also its most annoying traits. The focus on pictures means that only the best-looking users tend to get much traction. It also means that if you’re older than 28, you’re probably going to feel invisible.
Tinder works amazingly well for the male users in the top 10-15% of looks. For those guys, there isn’t a more efficient way to find hookups in Melbourne. Good for them. For the rest of us, it’s a lot less fun. Similarly for women, Tinder can be an easy way to scratch an itch, assuming you’re in the top 50%. Adding to the frustration of the app, the most attractive women on Tinder rarely respond to messages. For them, the app is all about ego stroking, nothing more.
Tinder hopes to broaden its scope by focusing on relationships and dating. We suppose they have a chance of finding success in that arena. For the hottest users, though, Tinder will always be one of the most reliable Melbourne hookup apps on the market. What more does it need to be?
Map of the hookup spots we recommend
Having a plan before you go out to find a hookup in Melbourne is really important if you want to find success. Use the map below to make sure you can try several different options each night and find the spot that has the most single girls.