Starward’s Next Step

Starward founder, David Vitale is ushering in the fourth wave of Australian whisky. The first began when fledgling local distillers became established in the 1860s. It lasted until Geelong’s Corio whisky packed up shop in the 1980s. Despite being infamously undrinkable – and colloquially known as ‘COR 10’ like a petrol brand […]

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15 New Bars + Bar News | October

Spring is time for new beginnings….and all these new places to get your sip on! Urban Alley Brewery Formerly known as Once Bitter, Urban Alley has opened a HUGE brew pub. They’re keeping an eye on sustainability with biodegradable size pack rings, their own bio waste plant and partnering with […]

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Upcoming Events | October 2018

So Junipalooza may be sold out, but there are plenty of other fine parties to go to this October! Don’t forget to follow our live calendar of events here. — 1. Rum, Jerk, Reggae It’s all right there in the title. Whitehart whisks you away to the Carribean for a […]

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Drink Me | La Cumparsita by Palermo [Recipe]

So it’s International Coffee Day. A time for all caf-fiends to join as one in celebrating their daily brew. Around here of course, we prefer to take our espresso in martini form. But any old espresso martini recipe simply will not do. So today, Palermo share the secret to their […]

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Drink Me | Za’atar Delight [Cocktail Recipe]

Don’t you just love stumbling upon a “why didn’t I think of that?” idea? In the never-ending quest for fresh yet super simple garnish ideas, I stumbled upon this spritzy, cucumber concoction by kosher bar and eatery Shiloh. They rim their glasses with middle eastern spice mix za’atar (if you can’t […]

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7 New Bars + Bars News | September 2018

Spring into these new Melbourne bars pronto… East Brunswick Hotel  The 19th century pub gets a new lease on life with a public bar – and one pound meatballs – downstairs and cocktail balcony upstairs. 280 Lygon street, Brunswick East   View this post on Instagram   A post shared […]

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Upcoming Events | September 2018

Flinging ourselves into Spring with the 10 best cocktail culture and craft spirits happenings around town… 1. Gin Infused High Tea Of course we have room for another grown up high tea in our lives! The Cliveden is celebrating their first birthday with dainty gin-infused treats; from Negroni jam on […]

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Drink Me | Emperor Snapper [Recipe]

  Four Pillars Distillery‘s cross country ‘Red Snapper Brunch Tour’ comes to Melbourne via Cumulus Inc. this weekend only! FP’s Director of Drinks James Irvine will showcase a quartet of inventive Red Snappers – basically gin Bloody Marys – including a warm one that is *super* limited edition with only […]

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New Bars & Bar News | August

It may be the dark days of winter but Melbourne’s bar scene isn’t slowing down. Here are some new haunts in which to hibernate… Little Lon Distilling Co The only distillery currently based in the Melbourne CBD. They’re making genever and gin inspired by the notorious historical characters of Melbourne’s […]

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Upcoming Events | August 2018

What deliciousness will we get into this month? Read on for our top 10 upcoming events… — 1. The Melbourne Manhattan While New York’s Museum of Modern Art exhibition is on at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival has been hosting a mini-fest/feast of Mel&NYC […]

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