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Un Festival de Agave in Melbourne!

September sees a perfect storm for the agave curious and those already converts to agave spirits; mezcal, raicilla – and the most famous/infamous – tequila, among them. We are in the midst of Mezcal Week right now (8-15th Sep), then comes Mexican Independence Day (16th Sep), that date toasting to […]

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Bar News | March 2019

Here’s all the news that’s fit to drink this month… – Congratulations to all of the winners at last night’s 2019 Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards: Congress (best bar food), Clooney (best new bar), Kirk’s (best wine bar), The Everleigh (best cocktail bar and bar of the year), The Elysian […]

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Bar News | December 2017

We’re wrapping up all the news that fit to drink from the past month into sippable portions… — Congratulations to Surrey Hills’ The Dolphin Hotel (pictured, above) – designed George Livissianis – for scooping up the ‘Best Bar Design’ title at the 2017 Eat Drink Design Awards. Nods also to […]

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Bar News | November 2017

Wrapping up all the news that fit to drink from the past month… — – Two Australian bars have been awarded places on the The World’s 50 Best Bars list. At number 22, Fitzroy’s Black Pearl (pictured, above) is named as the best bar in all of Australasia and is […]

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Moonshine in Melbourne

what is moonshine and where to get it in melbourne

(Not this kind of moonshine.) In case you missed it, I recently told The Urban Listers how, why and where to drink Moonshine in Melbourne. — Until recently, the concept of moonshine conjured up thoughts of Deliverance and duelling banjos for me. Then it started popping up on legit drinks lists at Melbourne […]

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Good Drinking at Good Food Month 2015

Good Food Month

Turning Good Food Month into Good Drink Month with our top ten picks of the food fest… 1. Sweetfest: Get ready for a sippable sugar high among the desserts at this Good Food month weekender via grown-up spiders, Redbank sparkling wine cocktails and drink demonstrations by arguably Melbourne’s best bar […]

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Now Open | Waterslide | Southbank

Waterslide bar

Did you know Melbourne used to have a giant motorised water chute that you could ride by the Yarra? In the early 1900’s, Melburnian thrill seekers would zip down the wooden construction – in all of their plumage and finery no less – to splash down and aquaplane across a pool […]

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New Bars: August 2015

Saint Urban

Here’s who has been moving and shaking in the Melbourne bar scene in the past month. — – Setting up shop next door to St Ali is new wine bar, Smalls. Now you can happily go from morning to evening without leaving Yarra Place. South Melbourne – If Heartbreaker is […]

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9 New Melbourne Bars: July 2015

Truck Stop Deluxe

Hatted chef Teague Ezard has taken up residence at Levantine Hill Estate’s vineyard. Expect Euro food and much Oz wine. You can even sit in a wine barrel inspired booth! ezard @ Levantine Hill photo by Earl Carter. Coldstream. Leonard’s House of Love is a new dive bar by the […]

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