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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New Bars | November 2017

10 brand new bars have sprung up around Melbourne and beyond. Explore them before Spring ends. — Waterside Hotel The team behind Garden State, Prahran Hotel and Richmond Club Hotel, among others, has now rescued the Waterside Hotel. But Waterside is not at all a Garden State 2.0; it still feels like […]

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New Bars & Bar News | October 2017

Oh look! Here are the newest bars in Melbourne and the latest thirst-quenching news from across Australia. – The Prov Rooftop Take the stairs right up to the open air at The Provincial Hotel to find The Prov Rooftop (above). We foresee many a sun-dappled summer day spent sipping fizzy “So Fluffy” […]

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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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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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11 New Melbourne Bars: July 2017

There are 11 brand new bars in Melbourne. Have you sampled them all yet? Here’s your July hit list, in no particular order… – 1. Ms. Carlisles Gone is Balaclava local the Carlisle Wine Bar. In its place a new team have installed the cosy Ms. Carlisles. It’s a wine and […]

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8 New Melbourne Bars: May / June 2017

8 new Melbourne bars have flung open their doors in the past month or two. Have you tried them all? In no particular order… — 1. Vinorium Food + Wine When the time of night comes to leave Welcome to Thornbury for more grown-up environs, pop over the road to […]

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9 New Melbourne Bars: April 2017

Here’s your hit-list of new bars to haunt this April! 1. Whitehart A chef and a filmmaker convert an old carpark into a two storey shipping container bar. How Melbourne is that? Visual art and rotating food vendors complete the picture. 22 Whitehart Lane, Melbourne – 2. Xm4 The little […]

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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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