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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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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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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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Upcoming Events | September 2018

Flinging ourselves into Spring with the 10 best cocktail culture and craft spirits happenings around town… 1. Gin Infused High Tea Of course we have room for another grown up high tea in our lives! The Cliveden is celebrating their first birthday with dainty gin-infused treats; from Negroni jam on […]

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Upcoming Events | August 2018

What deliciousness will we get into this month? Read on for our top 10 upcoming events… — 1. The Melbourne Manhattan While New York’s Museum of Modern Art exhibition is on at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival has been hosting a mini-fest/feast of Mel&NYC […]

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New Bars & Bar News | July 2018

Tried all the new bars in town yet? Here’s your hit list for July. Heroes Smoke from the grill only adds to the ‘den of inequity’ vibe at this new multi-level bar strung with Chinese New Year paraphernalia and papered with old music posters. Go up to reach the all-important […]

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Upcoming Events | June 2018

Here are the top 10 drinkable things to do in Melbourne this June… Scents of Place Gin Palace debuts gin lunches as a celebration of Australian botanicals. Very rare tickets are still available for June’s events doing double duty for Good Food Month featuring the distilleries Southern Wild, Alchemy and […]

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Upcoming Events | May 2018

There must be something in the (fire)water? Maybe it’s the unusually pleasant weather we’re experiencing? Whatever the reason – though we’re typically ready to start hibernation prep by this time of year – Melbourne simply Is Not Stopping. May is Australian Wine Month, there’s also World Whiskey Day, World Cocktail […]

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The Victorian Distillery Guide: Part 1

Plan a road-trip, designate a driver and raise your glasses. Here’s a guide to the best distilleries in Melbourne and regional Victoria that you can visit – this weekend perhaps? – according to Visit Victoria. Part two of the Victorian Distillery Guide is coming soon (stay tuned to DrinkMelbourne on […]

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New Bars & Bar News | March 2018

A post shared by Galah Melbourne (@galahmelbourne) on Feb 1, 2018 at 6:50pm PST We’ve got new locally-focused cocktail bars, long-awaited rooftops and even superhero themed pop-up bars for you to try this month! Missed last month’s openings? Catch up here. Galah Let’s ruffle some feathers. The Magpie may be have […]

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