Warning: Proceed with caution. Only attempt this venue if you’re out to impress!

Hidden away on Malthouse Lane, one of Melbourne’s famous lane-ways, is Eau-De-Vie; a themed bar designed to transport guests back to circa 1940. The ambience—relaxed, dim lighting with non-intrusive jazz music—and outstanding service makes this venue ideal for creating intimacy.

And let’s not forget the cocktails! If conversation is a struggle, head on over to the bar for a wonderful distraction, courtesy of E.D.V’s skilled cocktail staff. You’ll be mesmerised by their expertise as they deftly (and creatively) whip together some of the best cocktails. Choose from a variety of decade-themed drinks, ranging from the sophisticated and traditional martini varieties (1900-20’s) to the wilder and wackier ‘Tiki’ creations (1940’s). No matter what you decide to try, you can choose with confidence knowing that all drinks are made with the unique flair E.D.V. have become known for.

If the date is going well, we also encourage you to check out the tapas menu. E.D.V. prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients, sourced locally, and their menu changes every month. Their food is spectacular, and matching it to cocktails is definitely their forte.

To really rake in those brownie points, book one of their luxury booths in advance. All reservations may be conveniently booked online through their website


Impressive Knowledge Points

‘Eau-De-Vie’ is a French expression that means ’Water of Life.’




Wilson Car Parking is located underneath the Grand Hyatt. Access is via Russell Street or Flinders Lane and   is a short walk to Malthouse Lane.

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Karina is a dating and romance consultant and the founder of Datelicious. She gets to share what she knows about love, and the best way to find it, every day. Fifteen years’ experience in the dating industry means that she has a wealth of trade secrets that she is only too willing to share with people who are on the dating rollercoaster or are building a relationship. She has a sixth sense when it comes to romance. Karina is well known for discovering hidden restaurants and bars which she adds to her impressive arsenal of dating & romantic venues. An avid traveller, you can often find her at the airport ready to indulge in her love of travel and taking every opportunity to uncover the best holiday spots for couples and singles, both on and off the map.