It’s a winter tradition, and Melbourne does it well. Here's where to find the best mulled wine in town.

The Winter Night Market

Roaring fire pits, winter comfort food, roving performers and free entertainment. Enjoy all this and more at the iconic Winter Night Market. Your visit just isn't complete without a glass of spicy mulled wine, served straight from seemingly bottomless simmering pots at ReWine. Feeling adventurous? Try warm butterbeer or a hot toddy.

Mjølner

Vikings, cocktail theatrics and mulled wine are a match made in heaven at Mjølner. The blazing glögg is a spicy mix of cognac, port and cranberry. Watch the bartender build a stream of fire from a wine glass in front of your very eyes. Then sip the warming bevvy with a teabag of house spices.

Flaming wine being poured into a glass surrounded by Viking axes
Blazing glögg at Mjølner

Croque Monsieur

Tucked away in one of Melbourne's tiniest hidden laneways is where you'll find Croque Melbourne. This French toastie wonderland also does a cracking mulled wine so you can warm up the European way. It's a steal at just $11 a pop.

Chuckle Park Bar

Head to Melbourne's most adorable hidden laneway bar for mulled wine under a floral canopy. $14 will get you a deliciously hot mug packed with cloves, cinnamon and more warming winter spices. Visit during happy hour from 3 to 7pm, Tuesday to Friday to get the goods for just $10!

A blue mug filled with mulled wine, star anise and an orange wedge.
Image via Chuckle Park Instagram

Section 8

With its shipping container bar and laneway location, you’ll have a peak Melbourne experience at Section 8. Their mulled wine concoction is is inspired by German gluhwein for major Euro winter vibes. Think a mixture of triple sec, brandy, cinnamon, cloves, star anise and cardamom.

Riverland

Don't let the chill stop you from dining outdoors, just pull up a seat under Riverland's heaters and and get toasty. The waterside beer garden has been given a cosy winter makeover, right down to the drinks menu. Wrap your hands around a hot glass of mulled wine. Or indulge in a boozy Milo cocktail.

Two people holding glass mugs, one is filled with a milky drink with milo and marshmallows, the other is mulled wine with an orange wedge.
Image via Riverland

Bar Clara

Chinatown's cute subterranean cocktail bar put a delightful twist on its mulled wine. Bar Clara uses red wine and spiced syrup with cacao nibs, cherries and fresh orange to garnish the warming drop.

Gewürzhaus

Just as winter is the time for mulled wine, Gewürzhaus is the place to buy the fixings to make your own at home. The spice kit includes the vanilla bean sugar, Glühwein Gewürz spice and infuser bags you’ll need. Just add to your own merlot. Follow the recipe and serve with orange and a cinnamon quill.

Please drink responsibly.

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