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8 New Melbourne Bars: July 2015

Truck Stop Deluxe

Hatted chef Teague Ezard has taken up residence at Levantine Hill Estate’s vineyard. Expect Euro food and much Oz wine. You can even sit in a wine barrel inspired booth! ezard @ Levantine Hill photo by Earl Carter. Coldstream. Leonard’s House of Love is a new dive bar by the

Make mine a…Breakfast Stout Cocktail


The beer-bellied vs. the cocktail crowd: never the twain shall meet. Unless you have a truly ingenious bartender! Alistair Walker created a series of cocktails heavily inspired by different beers from distributor Phoenix‘s portfolio during ‘Shaken Not Brewed’ at The Everleigh for the most recent Good Beer Week. “Our main focus is cocktails”, mused Alistair,

Now Open | Stray Neighbour | Preston


Now here’s a neighbour to whom you’d be happy to lend a cup of sugar. Stray Neighbour is borne from the minds – and smart hands – of a trio of locals who wanted to elevate their home-grounds in the North. Primarily a restaurant, dishing out an unwound Euro-centric menu by

Now Open | The Bar Dream 2015

The Bar Dream

Climb The Carlton‘s staircase at the moment and you will find portals into a sextuplet of different worlds. Their Bar Dream contest is in full flight as six former backpacker residences are transformed into competing venue concepts. It’s like moving through a  house party on acid as you wander through the

Make mine an…Orris Aviation


Project Botanicals has closed for another year. However, you can always relive your memories of the pop-up gin bar at home. Bombay Sapphire has revealed the recipe to their Orris Aviation: probably the prettiest tasting tipple on the menu this time around. This drink pays homage to the orris a.k.a.

Cargo Cult takeover at Union Electric


Escape this never ending rain to somewhere tropical. Or to Union Electric‘s version of tropical at the very least! The Chinatown bar is letting Cargo Cult’s rum takeover the venue this week. The small batch spiced rum is named for the cargo cults who worship John Frum (a.k.a John from

Now Open | Stoke Bar + Kitchen | Melbourne CBD

Stoke Bar + Kitchen

Stokehouse City has followed in the footsteps of the former Stokehouse St Kilda Beach which you will recall was a little bit fancy upstairs and housed the much more chilled-out Stokehouse Cafe below. Now, after a year, the CBD establishment has let its hair down to introduce Stoke Bar + Kitchen downstairs.

8 New Melbourne Bars: June 2015

stoke bar & kitchen at stokehouse. Photography by Simon Schiff.

Here are 8 new Melbourne places where you can get you drink on to open in the past month or so, including three pop-up bars (so be quick to try them). Which of the below with become your regular haunts? Fancy Nance, is not just a high tea salon, cafe and

The House of Suntory takes over @ Hihou

The House of Suntory

The House of Suntory returns once again to bring even more ‘Omotenashi’ style hospitality and service – plus barrelfuls of Japanese whisky, naturally – to Hihou. The entirety of Suntory‘s whisky portfolio will be on offer to taste at the bar every Wednesday in July (starting tomorrow) at the quartet of

The Bar Dream 2015

The Carlton's The Bar Dream

Many have dreamt of opening a bar. But do you have an idea for one that you’d like to make come true? Applications for the next round of The Carlton’s ‘The Bar Dream’ contest is closing soon. You could find yourself with the free space and support from the venue