Recipe: HSL Special by Above Board Bar

Above Board is a palate cleanser. Hayden Lambert’s (ex-Bar Americano) under-the-radar bar has quietly been subverting the idea of what a cocktail bar could and should be since it first opened late last year. There’s no neon signs, floss or garish garnishes here. There’s not even a back bar or […]

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New Bars & Bar News | September 2017

Rounding up the newest bars in Melbourne and the latest tipple-related news from across Australia. — Mr West Bar & Bottleshop Mr West (above) doesn’t want to be pigeonholed. He – ie. hospo all-rounders and founders Josh Hodges and Caleb Baker – aims to do all things well, from 24 taps […]

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Where to Taste Dior Inspired Cocktails in Melbourne

In honour of the unveiling of NGV’s lauded ‘The House of Dior’ exhibition, couture cocktails can now be found at Atrium on 35 (Sofitel Melbourne on Collins’ loftily glamourous bar). Their limited time ‘Code of Conduct’ cocktail menu features a quartet of drinks that take after Dior’s own signature design codes. ‘The Line’ […]

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What We’re Drinking Now | Spring 2017 Wine Trends

Other than the requisite #alloftherosé, what types of wine should we be drinking this Spring? “Artisanal”, wines from small producers and natural wines are the go-tos. Big, heavy alcoholic wines are out. Lighter, leaner wines, suited to everyday drinking, are the preferred styles of a new generation of winemaker. By […]

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Upcoming Event | Rum Day 2017

We’re just going to come out and say it: rum makes for a better Old Fashioned than the traditional whiskey. You can argue with us as long as your like over a few as it’s Rum Day 2017 this Wednesday 16th August! Let’s see where to celebrate the sweet-hearted spirit in […]

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New Bars: August 2017

Arlechin Arlechin a.k.a. “Guy Grossi’s new wine bar” is the pot of gold at the end of the newly mural-painted Mornane Place. It feels likes a plush underground wine cellar and we appreciate the unexpected accents like the cork ceiling and harlequin-esque stained glass details. Situated behind Grossi Florentino, the liquid […]

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Upcoming Events: August 2017

Here are our picks for the top 10 things to do in Melbourne this August 2017… 1. Introduction to Distilling Get a kick start into the world of craft distilling with Sebastian Reaburn (he is the maker of Artemis gin and The Craft & Co‘s house gin too). You’ll learn about […]

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