Though Markov Place does some great food, we're just here for one of their kooky cocktail specials - my shout. If it's still on the list, I'd recommend a Tuscan Mule.
Melbourne has an abundance of cool, quirky and/or classy bars. Most of them are actually tucked away back in the CBD, but there are a few scattered elsewhere in suburbs like Fitzroy and here in Carlton. This one distinguishes itself to us mainly by being close to a certain restaurant, where we've booked a table for 7pm. (We also like to geek out over this bar's name.)