Now Open: Wine 1160

It’s not hard for Prabir Majumdar, founder of new Armadale wine bar Wine 1160, to play favourites. “If you give me a Shiraz, a nice, earthy one, what Josh [Elias, the bar’s wine list consultant] would call “horseshit”, a smelly Shiraz; I’ll love it. Not a fruity, plummy one though.” […]

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14 New Melbourne Bars: March 2016

14 new drinking dens have opened around Melbourne in the past month. Here are the beer, wine, whiskey and cocktail bars to get to know right now, in no particular order… — 1. Overlook  A classic night out at the theatre gets even better as the Astor Theatre welcomes Overlook for […]

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6 New Melbourne Bars: February 2017

All the tasty newness in the local bar scene now. — 1. Wolfe and Molone An early love of the bottled stuff sparked sisters Tanya and Monique to open the very first wine bar in Bentleigh. Buy something pretty to take away or (our preference) sit in with their mac’n’cheese […]

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All of the New Wine Bars in Melbourne

ReWine Nothing beats a wine plus a whine after having “a DAY”. So here are the newest Melbourne wine bars in which to seek grapeness. Originally published on The Urban List. — Rooftops are heating up, but for our money 2016 has been the Year of the Wine Bar. You can’t […]

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15 New Melbourne Bars: January 2017

1. Good Heavens Fancy Hank’s BBQ joint has claimed to old Tuscan space atop their restaurant and has newly devoted it to becoming a little slice of Miami in the CBD (pictured above). Level 2, 79 Bourke Street, Melbourne – 2. Pinball Paradise Island Somewhere’s hidden new sister bar is […]

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Now Open: Good Heavens | Melbourne CBD

Melbourne’s bar scene is looking up. This year we’ve embraced all things rooftop. Blame it on the (lack of) rain or climate change perhaps. The latest venue to get into the elevated alfresco scene is Good Heavens. Fancy Hank’s BBQ joint has claimed to old Tuscan space atop their restaurant and has […]

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Now Open: Queen of the South | Prahran

This stretch of Chapel Street is certainly not short on Mexican joints. Yet there’s a new place looking to reign over Fonda, Jalisco, Amigos and their ilk. Queen of the South has arrived and is housed in a space that was formerly Hey Gringo (another Mexican place, but don’t be […]

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New Bars: December 2016

Add these brand new establishments to your Summer bar hit list. – Rooftop at QT Melbourne’s love of rooftop establishments continues unabated. Sip gussied-up G&Ts 11 floors above ground at QT’s new Rooftop Bar (pictured above) while surrounded by the city, Tait furnishings and strains of house and disco. 133 […]

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Now Open: Pontoon

  Pontoon is stage two of Stokehouse’s Phoenix-like revival. The bar bridges the gap between the soon-to-open new Stokehouse upstairs and the relaxed Paper Fish next door (good for those times you can’t be bothered changing out of your thongs but still want a margarita and seafood; so, always). Almost […]

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Now Open: Dingo’s

Dingo’s bar is a place where Savoys and cheese cubes are totally valid canapes… Where spent Melbourne Bitter tinnies double as vases… Where the ubiquitous Bill-Murray-drinking-whisky poster has been exchanged for a propoganda portrait of good old Gough Whitlam… As much as the new Collingwood bar wholeheartedly embraces cultural cringe, […]

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