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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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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Recipe: The Rory

Please excuse us; we’re unashamedly been down a new Gilmore Girls rabbit-hole for the past couple of days. Lorelai and Rory’s junk eating habits are infamous – Pop Tarts, pizza, Chinese take-out, pancakes, Red Vines, burgers, Mallomars – so our binge-watching Netflix menu is easily sorted. But what drink will […]

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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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Recipe: Hot Mexican Coffee by Mr. Black

This is one of the most excellent coffee cocktails I’ve ever had in my mouth. And you know I’ve done the research. Hot Mexican Coffee by Mr Black. 45ml Mr Black Coffee Liquor 10ml Crawleys Spiced Honey and Apple Syrup (you want a bottle of this in your home bar […]

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