8 New Bars + Bar News | December 2018

Let’s raise a toast to summer and the most notable bar openings this month… Hotel Esplanade The beloved Espy has risen from the dead and it sure is alive and kicking. There’s a dozen different bars to explore from beer gardens to cocktail lounges over a whopping six levels (plus […]

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Starward’s Next Step

Starward founder, David Vitale is ushering in the fourth wave of Australian whisky. The first began when fledgling local distillers became established in the 1860s. It lasted until Geelong’s Corio whisky packed up shop in the 1980s. Despite being infamously undrinkable – and colloquially known as ‘COR 10’ like a petrol brand […]

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15 New Bars + Bar News | October

Spring is time for new beginnings….and all these new places to get your sip on! Urban Alley Brewery Formerly known as Once Bitter, Urban Alley has opened a HUGE brew pub. They’re keeping an eye on sustainability with biodegradable size pack rings, their own bio waste plant and partnering with […]

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Upcoming Events | October 2018

So Junipalooza may be sold out, but there are plenty of other fine parties to go to this October! Don’t forget to follow our live calendar of events here. — 1. Rum, Jerk, Reggae It’s all right there in the title. Whitehart whisks you away to the Carribean for a […]

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Drink Me | La Cumparsita by Palermo [Recipe]

So it’s International Coffee Day. A time for all caf-fiends to join as one in celebrating their daily brew. Around here of course, we prefer to take our espresso in martini form. But any old espresso martini recipe simply will not do. So today, Palermo share the secret to their […]

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Drink Me | Za’atar Delight [Cocktail Recipe]

Don’t you just love stumbling upon a “why didn’t I think of that?” idea? In the never-ending quest for fresh yet super simple garnish ideas, I stumbled upon this spritzy, cucumber concoction by kosher bar and eatery Shiloh. They rim their glasses with middle eastern spice mix za’atar (if you can’t […]

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7 New Bars + Bars News | September 2018

Spring into these new Melbourne bars pronto… East Brunswick Hotel  The 19th century pub gets a new lease on life with a public bar – and one pound meatballs – downstairs and cocktail balcony upstairs. 280 Lygon street, Brunswick East   View this post on Instagram   A post shared […]

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