An Espresso Martini with Buzz

Espresso Honey Martini by Market Lane Bar

International Coffee Day this week calls for something a little more luxe than a standard espresso martini. Enter Yannis and Chris at Market Lane Bar who have created a coffee “martini” with twice the buzz of Dick Bradsell’s “wake me up and fuck me up” original courtesy the essential dose […]

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The DrinkMelbourne Guide to Bendigo

The Rhubarb Sour at Masons of Bendigo

As the second largest hub in the goldfields, Bendigo as a destination is often relegated to being a home base from which to explore the vineyards and cellardoors of the nearby Heathcote wine region. But as I recently discovered there’s a burgeoning bar scene to keep you occupied in town […]

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Now Open | Polépolé | Melbourne CBD

Polépolé is a new Melbourne city bar which marches to the beat of an African drum. Founders Jeanelle and Dean Mariani have taken the space – formerly home to Tony Starr’s Kitten Club – on a warm, earthy trip through the likes of Kenya, Ethiopia and Mauritius, inspired by the […]

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Upcoming Event | Yarrabank & Matcho Suba ‘Blend’

Champagne is synonymous with fashion week darlinks! But usually what the in-crowd sips is an afterthought. At ‘Blend’ this Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, wine is the muse of the show. Six of Yering Station’s Yarrabank Wines have inspired outfits by fashion designer Matcho Suba (either pulled from his archives or […]

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The Prince & The Cheesemonger

I believe that if you have a few bottles of really good champagne and a decent wheel of cheese there’s not much else you need to throw a memorable party. Just add friends and/or interesting strangers. In ode to a new Spring and the smorgasbord of soirées and occasions it brings […]

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