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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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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