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Now Open | La Condesa Cantina |Fitzroy

La Condesa Fitzroy Bar

Tacos are apparently the hero here but I know you’re all hanging out for other ‘T’ word: tequila. New Fitzroy bar La Condesa “takes its name from the suburb of Condesa in Mexico City. [It's] very artsy, very bohemian and we just wanted to bring a little of that to Fitzroy”

Mulled Wine in Melbourne (Winter 2014)

rooftop bar's mulled wine

I recently collated a list of 20+ fine Melbourne establishments in which to find mug-fulls of warming mulled wine this Winter for The Urban List. Read on to get your spice on… — Your breath is foggy. Your toes are chilly. Your nose might be growing its very own icicle.

Blood & Sand by Saigon Sally

Saigon Sally's Blood and Sand cocktail

Blood. Sand. Two things I generally don’t want in my mouth. Yet Saigon Sally‘s Michael Forbes and Mick Formosa convinced me otherwise with an invitation to their recent Winter whisky cocktail class at the Windsor backstreet bar. Inspired by 1920′s sex symbol, silent film star Rudolph Valentino and his movie of

The Healthy Mary by Bright Young Things’ HealthyBYTe

HealthyBYTe Healthy Mary

Have you heard of HealthyBYTe? It’s the super-food and clean living obsessed branch of Bright Young Things’ awesome event making biz in collaboration with dietician Emma Stirling. They cater unique menus for party hosts whose clients have dietary constraints or still want to fit into their Prada pencil skirts afterwards. Think wholefood gingerbread, gluten/lactose/fructose-free

Upcoming Event | The House of Suntory’s Hihou Takeover

Suntory at Hihou

Suntory is planning to take over Australia with their whiskies. But first, they are taking over wonderful Japanese bar Hihou for one night only. This Wednesday 18 June, Suntory is exclusively flooding the space with “omotenashi” or their special brand of Japanese hospitality.  You can book three ($45) or an

Upcoming Event | World Gin Day

The Gin Queen's World Gin Day ceelebration with The Kelvin Club and Hendrick's Gin

The sixth annual World Gin Day is upon us; tomorrow, Saturday 14 June. Below you’ll find some ginspiration on exactly how and where to celebrate this momentous occasion in Melbourne… – The lovely Gin Queen is hosting a refined-yet-boozy afternoon tea complete with wonderful Hendrick’s tipples at The Kelvin Club. Adore the

Now Open | The Underground Experiment | Collingwood

The Underground Experiment bar

In the belly of prohibition-era beast that is The Noble Experiment comes a brand new bar. And it’s one that will always be somewhat “new”. The Underground Experiment, headed up by Noble’s barkeep Linus Schaxmann and Dominique Cacioli (ex-Saigon Sally), will emerge in different incarnations every nine months or so. To

Upcoming Event | Grain to Grass

Grain to Grass

The National Trust of Victoria will soon host their inaugural mini Whisky Festival in collaboration with the good folk at Whisky & Alement; Grain to Grass. Three days of whisky-centric events – amid sumptuous history-soaked surroundings – shall provide the perfect excuse to start our weekends early. Rare & Limited Edition Tasting –

Hello Mister Bitters

Sinnerman - Rum, Mister Bitters Fig & Cinnamon, Lemon, Orgeat

Finally sipping a true blue lemon, lime and bitters has become a reality with the introduction of Mister Bitters – the anthropomorphic incarnation of Australia’s first dedicated bitters company. Originally invented for their medicinal properties, there have been countless bitters flavours over the centuries, however many local drinkers may only

Beer Cocktail Degustation | The Understudy

Good Beer Week at The Understudy

What’s a dedicated cocktail bar to do during Good Beer Week? They pay homage to the third most drunk beverage in the world and follow in the footsteps of classic beer-spiked cocktails like the Shandy, Michelada, Black Velvet, Lagerita or Black and Tan. The Understudy has developed a trio of