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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Upcoming Events: March 2016

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Presenting DrinkMelbourne’s top 6 tipsy events in Melbourne this month… — 1. Anyone for Pimm’s? Get out of town and into The Convent Gallery in spa country for a pop-up party dedicated to the posh British tipple. Lawns games will appeal to your competitive side. Saturday 12 or Sunday 13 […]

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Upcoming Events: February 2016

Presenting DrinkMelbourne’s top 10 tipsy events in Melbourne this month… — 1. Sail away to a tropical island frame of mind with this Tiki Time tropical cocktail workshop by bar master Fred Siggins. We only have one question: do you like pina coladas? Part of North South Feast West. Friday […]

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