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Welcome to Melbourne’s 1st craft spirits, cocktail culture & bar blog!

We love local spirits makers & drink shakers.

We don’t love plastic straws. Or any fewer than 3 olives in our martini.

DrinkMelbourne is all about slow drinking; the sip, not the skull.

About the Editor

  • Past/present contributor to Drink magazine, The Urban List Melbourne, the Melbourne Precincts book, the Eating & Drinking Guide to Melbourne, Broadsheet Melbourne and Vintage Cellars’ Grapevine blog.
  • Judge of Iron Bartender, Diplomatico’s World Tournament and Angostura’s Global cocktail competitions.
  • Believes the best accessory is a martini glass

Anyone for a drink? sarah@drinkmelbourne.com.au



  1. Hi there,

    Just a query at this stage – We have about 30-40 people having drinks this thursday night after work, would you be able to hold a space for us?

    Thanks for your help

  2. Hi Kim – DrinkMelbourne is a website about bars! In fact this is the “About Us” page which explains that pretty clearly I thought.

    You’re all more than welcome to cram into my house but you’ll have to BYO (both booze and chairs). 😉

  3. Hi Sarah,

    I’m new to Melbourne and have been looking for great BYO spots. Your last post is from March — is the house still open?

    I have a few chairs, a bottle of Glenmorangie Quinta Rubin and Game on Thrones season five on USB. Please advise.


  4. Hello Drink Melbourne

    Any info where can I buy a molecular mixology kit here in Melbourne??



  5. Hi Miguel – I tend to leave the fancy stuff to the pros 😉

    But you could try molecularfoods.com.au and for more general tools cocktailkingdomaustralia.com

    Good luck – would love to see photos of your creations!

  6. Hey,
    I was wondering if you could help me out point me in the right direction.
    I have a bottle of Japanese whiskey Yamazaki sherry cask 2013 it brand new hasn’t been opened in box
    I’m looking at selling this bottle…just wondering if you know anyone that is keen or any websites in australia I can use to sell this bottle.

    Thanks for your time,
    Belinda Stevens

  7. Hi There,
    I look after all of the Marketing for George’s bar and was hoping to chat about getting our venue listed with you guys – if that is something you do.

    You can contact me at jess@laundrybar.com.au or on 0422815495
    Look forward to hearing from you

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