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Now Open: The Butcher’s Cellar

St Hallett Butcher's Cellar at Left Bank

 A Barassa Valley winery has appeared on Southbank. St Hallett brings, not another pop-up cellar door, but instead a space inspired by a butcher’s cellar. St Hallet’s founding family the Lindner’s originally established a butchery long before they began crushing grapes delivering small-goods by cart to homes across the valley. In

New Bars: August 2016


Wine Republic As we say goodbye to Bar Economico, Bar Exuberante and Go Go bar (temporarily), let us seek out these new bars just open in Melbourne in the last month. Or two, since we haven’t done this thing in a long while! Plus a couple of other happenings around

Upcoming Event: Project Botanicals III

Angelica Negroni with Toasted Brioche with onion jam & raclette fondue

Project Botanicals by Bombay Sapphire is back! Now in its third year, the pop-up bar and dining event is more interactive than ever. A personal laboratory of sensory ingredients is set up on each table to amp up your cocktail and plate as you wish. Spritz a little citrus here,

Now Open: Mototaxi


Mototaxi has motored on into that bustling corner of town where East St Kilda and Balaclava meet. Named after the three-wheeler taxis which are a common sight across Asia (you may know them as tuk tuks or auto-rickshaws), this bar and restaurant is Lee Mack, formerly of Rice Queen’s baby.

Horsin’ around at Horse Bazaar


Shiny new bars tend to get all the attention in Melbourne, such is the modern day media and blogging churn. But it does pay to check back in with old faithfuls when you uncover a gem like this. Horse Bazaar has more than one reason to celebrate in August; they’ve

Campari Galleria Exhibition


There’s a little bit of magic in the pairing of Campari with tonic water. It shouldn’t, but the tonic somehow both amplifies and softens the bittersweet notes in this winterised version of Springtime’s ubiquitous Aperol spritz. There’a also a little bit of magic in the Campari Galleria Exhibition. There’s a

Cinematic Cocktails: Grey Goose goes to the movies

Avant Whatever Festival - Friday - Tim Grey

White Russians from The Big Lebowski, midnight margaritas in Practical Magic. All things shaken but not stirred in the 007 universe. Cocktails pair with films almost as well as an oversized bucket of buttery popcorn. Grey Goose recognise this synergy and are collaborating with the 65th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).

Now Open: The Bitters Lab


Founded by the same crew as the Only Bitters online emporium, The Bitters Lab is anything but. There are trove of tonics, syrups, vermouths, tinctures, garnishes and glistening vintage bar equipment and crystal glassware – in addition to the many bitters – to be unearthed here. I’m like a kid

The DrinkMelbourne Guide to Good Beer Week 2016


Mead. Moonshine. Whiskey. Tequila. Cocktails. Good Beer Week 2016 will surprise you with what on offer rather than hops and froth. Here’s our guide to this year’s beer festival for spirits aficionados. — 1. Wilfred’s Bar (the sometimes open bar above The Local Taphouse) has teamed up with Garage Project’s head

Coffee Cocktails that aren’t Espresso Martinis


Forget Espresso Martinis. Coffee and cocktails can be love each other in different ways. As originally told to The Urban List Melbourne. – We know you go nuts over Melbourne’s unofficial mascot, the Espresso Martini. But coffee can play nice with drinks other than the originally titled Pharmaceutical Stimulant. In