13 Heffernan Lane, Melbourne

This laneway bar is easy to walk past. The signage is minimal, and it’s down a side street in Chinatown, but skip it at your own peril.

Union Electric takes its name from the Union Electric Lighting Company, which called the Heffernan Lane home back in the 19th century.

It is a small bar, but it has an intimate rooftop bar that’s popular with those in the know.

The cocktail bar has a portrait of American actor Bill Murray, which acts like the bar’s patron saint. We strongly approve – Suntory time!