Here are the top 10 drinkable things to do around Melbourne this July…
Melbourne Public’s terrace has transformed into Mont Plonk (pictured above) for the winter. The cosy pop-up bar is an apres ski experience complete with open fires, mulled wine, spiked hot chocolate, shot-skis, vodka luge and a ski lift you’re in no danger of falling off of.
Now until Sunday 26th August / South Wharf / Details
Martini Monday Madness – An Ode to the Classics
Explore Martinis and G&Ts done differently as Mr Wow’s Emporium along with gin experts from Brookie’s, Poor Tom’s, and Patient Wolf present a Monday arvo masterclass for the hospo inclined.
Monday 2nd July / Fitzroy / Details
July 4th at Kodiak
The Kodiak Club keeps it simple for Independence Day with $4 everything: beer, wine, wings, shots and hot dogs.
Wednesday 4th July / Fitzroy / Details
White Oaks 4th of July
A little bit fancier, White Oaks celebrates the good old U.S.of A with a boozy dinner for two featuring Americana cocktails, Bloody Mary oyster shooters and apple pie of course.
Wednesday 4th July / Prahran / Details
Winter Gin Wonderland
Stay inside and try a quartet of Australian craft gins – from Archie Rose, Anther, Cedar Fox and Death – at ABV Craft Merchants. Who even needs vodka to warm up?
Saturday 7th July / St Kilda / Details
Vegan Cocktail Class
Polly presents their first 100% vegan cocktail class. Drinks can be sneaky; how do you make sours frothy without egg white? It can be done.
Saturday 14th July / Fitzroy / Details
NSW Spirits Tasting
Sample some local spirits from slightly farther afield as a bunch of (very) Northside distilleries – Archie Rose, Distillery Botanica, Black Gate, Brookie’s, Husk Distillers, Manly Spirits Co., Poor Toms and more – visit Bad Frankie.
Sunday 15th July / Fitzroy / Details
Le Fete Nationale: A Celebration of all things French
Eau de Vie celebrates France with a Champagne and absinthe-fueled soiree. There will be cheese.
Wednesday 18th July / Melbourne CBD / Details
Whisky, Wine, & Fire
The combination of whisky, wine, fire and feasting in the depths of a dark winter sounds pretty pagan (and appealing) to us.
Thursday 19th – Saturday 22nd July / Caulfield / Details
Learn how to make gin at one of the first starter sessions at Melbourne’s newest cellar door, Tiny Bear Distillery.
Saturday 4th August / Knoxfield / Details
Also try: Joining The Duke of Wellington (Melbourne) in a toast to their new rooftop bar. / Visiting the Yarra Valley without leaving town at XM4‘s St Kilda Cellar Door. / Welcoming tequila back into your life with boilermakers, shots and cocktails at Leonard’s (Sth Yarra) House Party with Tromba. / Being a happy camper at Chuckle Park’s (Melbourne CBD) Winter Camp.
Follow our live event calendar for more cocktail, bar culture and craft spirits events in Melbourne this month.