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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

Now Open | Hunter’s Kitchen | South Yarra

Visiting Grandma cocktail (lavender, ginger, jasmine, vodka or gin) at the Hunter's Kitchen

As of tonight – and through this winter’s Friday and Saturday evenings – Lucky Penny cafe becomes the Hunter’s Kitchen. Chef Jason Chan has been inspired by the outdoors-men, Vikings and all things Nordic-ly wintry to create a menu of belly-warmers to keep us from hibernation. But mostly, I’m looking

Negroni Week 2015

Negroni Week

Happy Negroni Week! In ode to that holy trinity of Campari, gin and vermouth, the festival is basically a bittersweet excuse to drink marginally more negronis than usual (plus you might find unique takes on the classic recipe on offer at certain venues). Each tipple counts with $1 from each negroni

Project Botanicals 2015

Project Botanicals 2015

Last year, Project Botanicals – one of the most promising concepts of 2014 – served up a staggering 13,500+ cocktails (and four lonely beers?!) After such success the pop-up bar returns to Melbourne next month. “It’s basically a celebration of the botanicals, or herbs and spices, used to create Bombay Sapphire

Now Open | The Bar at The Brass Coq | Melbourne


Mod Vietnamese restaurant The Brass Coq (the place used to be called Dikstein’s Side Bar so the irreverent naming convention has stuck) a.k.a TBC opened in March. So it’s fitting that the name of their new upstairs bar – officially opening to the public today – will be ‘to be

World Class Cocktail Week 2015


World Class Cocktail Week is but one week away. This celebration of all things shaken or stirred includes full on degustation dinners to short and sweet paired bites. Some events focus on old fashioneds, martinis and bloody marys. Some will give a general history lesson (for which you’ll actually want

The Essentials with Matt Bax + his Essential Americano


The renowned and often illusive mixologist and artist Matt Bax (Bar Americano, Bar Economico & Bar Exuberante) revealed his secrets to mastering classic cocktails at an Essentials class at the most recent Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. On the merit of going back to the classics “it’s like cooking, once you

Now Open | Aloha Sailor | Collingwood

Aloha Sailor

The Underground Experiment continues. The basement of The Noble Experiment was temporarily a kitsch 80s/90s hidden bar awash with neon. But now we’re saying ‘Aloha Sailor‘ as the space turns tropically tiki. For now anyway. The decor pays homage to 1930’s pioneers like Trader Vic and Don the Beachcomber. Creepy