Union Electric Bar & Rooftop Gin Garden

Melbourne’s favourite laneway cocktail bar

13 Heffernan Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000


A cheeky little laneway cocktail bar and rooftop gin garden serving up the finest cocktails, craft beers, gin, rum, loud shirts and old school hip hop.

We are restless creators: constantly evolving drink menus, inventing strange and wonderful new flavours for your mouth hole and bending rules as we twist and reshape the classics, utilising and supporting Australia’s glorious local suppliers… All under the watchful eye of Mr. Bill Murray.

We like to think of our drink creations as Modern Tiki. What does this mean? I’ll tell you. Jeez, give us a chance… Anyway, we start with fresh bold fruit flavours and then bring the booze. Don’t get us wrong, we love spirits! Of course we do – we’re a gin and rum bar! But with cocktails, new unique flavours are what we’re chasing, and if this means experimenting with a new house shrub, liqueur or unusual take on a milk punch we’re happy, happy, happy. Cheers!

We take our craft (but certainly not ourselves) seriously and try our very best to provide a great atmosphere in which to sip top class drinks without the hoity-toity bar tender clichés.

You’ll find us hidden under the lightning bolt on Heffernan Lane in Melbourne’s Chinatown.

And after the chaos of the past few years it’s so great to be back doing what we were born to do…

Make great drinks, wear bad shirts, listen to awesome music and have a good time.

Union Electric is back.

opening hours

mon-thu – 5pm-11pm

fri-sat – 4pm-1am

sun – 4pm-11pm

(Please note: these are temporary opening hours. We will return to extended hours soon)

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Is there any better gift than a night at Union Electric?

Union Electric
13 Heffernan Ln, Melbourne, VIC 3000