Some cool bars in the CBD:
http://www.efiftyfive.com/ at 55 Elizabeth St
http://theworkshop.com.au/ sister bar of E55 Level 1, 413 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, on the corner of A'Beckett Street
http://www.lounge.com.au/ Lounge Bar Cafe Club 243 Swanston Street almost 10 years ago
Melbourne has an extremely high concentration of funky bars. Many are quite hard to find unless you know where you are going! There's a bit of a joke that the stinkier the alleyway, the better the bar at the end of it...
Also - are you looking for bars in the CBD, or in a particular suburb, or just anywhere?
Anyway, this site is a good place to start:
http://www.deckofsecrets.com/Bars/BarNoneMelbourne/Alumbra.aspx almost 10 years ago
Deck of Secrets is (listed above) is a great place to start. Also try
http://www.threethousand.com.au/ almost 10 years ago
FUNK music playing bar's, Who cares about funky bars, over 7 years agoAnswered by Mad_About_Funk via Travellr.com