Upcoming Events: March 2017

Avoid the green beer, there’s a whole lot of (way better) whiskey to be had this St Patrick’s Day. Find out where to celebrate the day and drink, plus a few of our other favourite non-whiskey March events in Melbourne below. — First up on the whisk(e)y train is The […]

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Upcoming Events: February 2017

Where did January go? Somewhere along with our misguided resolutions I expect. Don’t let February get away from you; here’s our top ten hand-picked things to do in Melbourne this month (in handy dandy date order)… – 1. 1961 Cocktail Party In Rome In what is set to be a […]

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Upcoming Events: December 2016

Want to avoid that pesky mistletoe? Escape to the best bar, spirits and sparkling events happening in Melbourne this December. – 1. Sir Winston’s Birthday Celebrations Sir Winston Churchill reputedly used his morning whiskey soda like mouthwash. The butlers Rufus are toasting the fine gent’s birthday soon (celebrations are suitably […]

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Upcoming Events: October 2016

Handpicked Wine Wedding — Drinks you eat? Bitter is better? Secret after-midnight social clubs? Get into the swing of Spring with our picks of the elegantly soused soirees and cocktail celebrations happening in Melbourne this month. — 1. Margarita who? It’s International Paloma Appreciation Week! Drink up on Tromba tequila […]

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Now Open: The Butcher’s Cellar

 A Barassa Valley winery has appeared on Southbank. St Hallett brings, not another pop-up cellar door, but instead a space inspired by a butcher’s cellar. St Hallet’s founding family the Lindner’s originally established a butchery long before they began crushing grapes delivering small-goods by cart to homes across the valley. In […]

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Upcoming Event: Project Botanicals III

Angelica Negroni with Toasted Brioche with onion jam & raclette fondue

Project Botanicals by Bombay Sapphire is back! Now in its third year, the pop-up bar and dining event is more interactive than ever. A personal laboratory of sensory ingredients is set up on each table to amp up your cocktail and plate as you wish. Spritz a little citrus here, […]

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Horsin’ around at Horse Bazaar

Shiny new bars tend to get all the attention in Melbourne, such is the modern day media and blogging churn. But it does pay to check back in with old faithfuls when you uncover a gem like this. Horse Bazaar has more than one reason to celebrate in August; they’ve […]

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Campari Galleria Exhibition

There’s a little bit of magic in the pairing of Campari with tonic water. It shouldn’t, but the tonic somehow both amplifies and softens the bittersweet notes in this winterised version of Springtime’s ubiquitous Aperol spritz. There’a also a little bit of magic in the Campari Galleria Exhibition. There’s a […]

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Cinematic Cocktails: Grey Goose goes to the movies

White Russians from The Big Lebowski, midnight margaritas in Practical Magic. All things shaken but not stirred in the 007 universe. Cocktails pair with films almost as well as an oversized bucket of buttery popcorn. Grey Goose recognise this synergy and are collaborating with the 65th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). […]

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The DrinkMelbourne Guide to Good Beer Week 2016

Mead. Moonshine. Whiskey. Tequila. Cocktails. Good Beer Week 2016 will surprise you with what on offer rather than hops and froth. Here’s our guide to this year’s beer festival for spirits aficionados. — 1. Wilfred’s Bar (the sometimes open bar above The Local Taphouse) has teamed up with Garage Project’s head […]

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