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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6 of the Best New Pubs in Melbourne

Freddie Wimpole's

Let’s go Melbourne pub hopping! First published at The Urban List Melbourne. — While we reserve the right to retain a certain fondness for sticky carpet, cricket on the telly and old-timers propping up the bar, the modern pub has evolved. We want our beer to be craft, the interiors […]

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New Bars: September 2016

Here are seven new Melbourne bars (plus three new release local spirits) to try out this month! — Hot Sauce is the just open laneway bar for new hotel QT Melbourne. They’ll be serving up Korean and Japanese twists in classic cocktails with a side of crispy chicken and kimchi. […]

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New Bars: August 2016

Wine Republic As we say goodbye to Bar Economico, Bar Exuberante and Go Go bar (temporarily), let us seek out these new bars just open in Melbourne in the last month. Or two, since we haven’t done this thing in a long while! Plus a couple of other happenings around […]

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Now Open: Mototaxi

Mototaxi has motored on into that bustling corner of town where East St Kilda and Balaclava meet. Named after the three-wheeler taxis which are a common sight across Asia (you may know them as tuk tuks or auto-rickshaws), this bar and restaurant is Lee Mack, formerly of Rice Queen’s baby. […]

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