New Bars | December 2017

Summer is here. So it’s only fitting this fresh crop of bars tend to take advantage of the outdoors, gin and tonic weather, zesty flavours and/or subterranean lairs. Check out the 17 newest Melbourne bars you should visit this December. Missed last month’s openings? Catch up here. — Longsong The bar […]

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Upcoming Events | December 2017

    This month’s events line-up takes an even-more-festive-than-usual turn with season appropriate outdoor sessions and ‘check out of work way early’ vibes. At DrinkMelbourne HQ we’re still deciding on a gameplan for Dec 31 and Jan 1; so do tell us in the comments below what are your plans […]

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Drink Me | Sun Sparkle Sour by Waterside Hotel [Recipe]

Australian summer in a glass. That’s what this Sun Sparkle Sour cocktail tastes like. Developed by Sand Hill Road’s head cocktailer Kevin Peters, the recipe is inspired by memories of every mum’s tropical cheesecake; you know that no-bake version that’s only a pack of Philly cheese, a tin of sticky condensed […]

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Introducing | Here’s Looking at You Kid Spirits

What soundtrack makes vodka taste better? Here’s Looking At You Kid Spirits (HLAYK) is the brand new Melbourne distillery seeking to answer that question. An impromptu enrolment in a gin masterclass, while on a trip to Scotland, was the catalyst for head distiller (and chef/early pioneer of Melbourne’s food truck scene) […]

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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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Upcoming Events | November 2017

Looks like Melburnians are well and truly out of hibernation! Juniperlooza is already sold out (waitlist here). So is Cult Cinema and Bar’s opening night with Four Pillars’ Bloody Negronis (waitlist here). Treat yourself quicksmart by snapping up your spot at one of our top 10 drinkable events this month. – […]

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Drink Me | Umeshu Spritz Cocktail by Supernormal Canteen [Recipe]

When Andrew McConnell permanently installed his Supernormal Canteen pop-up this winter, St Kilda was treated to a pictorial drinks list, smoky yakitori and a “trophy cabinet” full of rare and unusual sakes. Supernormal’s Head Bartender Michael Calamante explains that, when making cocktails at home to match your Friday night take-away (or Deliveroo-ed […]

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Drink Me | Harusaki-Sake Cocktail [Recipe]

Yes, this cocktail recipe has zucchini in it! Trust us on this. This drink is inspired by new Melbourne-via-Niigata-Prefecture sake, Toji. The water in their Junmai Daiginjo sake (that’s the best type) comes from melted snow trickling on down from the Asahi mountain range to the Toji brewery. To reflect this […]

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