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Exterior of Northcote Social Club

Top 10 pubs to watch the AFL Grand Final

On Grand Final Day, Melburnians can generally be found cheering loudly at the nearest sporting pub.

Arlechin and Morane Place

New laneway and bar

Morane Place, a narrow laneway off Exhibition Street directly behind iconic restaurant and grill, Grossi Florentino, has been given a makeover and is home to a schmick new wine bar.

Siglo Rooftop Bar

A 24-hour date in Melbourne

How to take a date from ‘drinks and nibbles’ to ’24 hours of romance’ in one impressive swoop.

holey moley

Four quirky new bars in Melbourne

A fun palace mini-golf bar, a new neighbourhood hotspot, a whisky specialist, and an ode to Absinthe – Melbourne’s bar scene never fails to surprise and delight.


New places to dine and drink in Melbourne

New restaurants, bars, cafes and late-night cocktail haunts open up each week in Melbourne. Here are some of the latest. 

absinthe salon

Melbourne welcomes Absinthesalon

Fitzroy’s newest bar, Absinthesalon serves only absinthe, albeit more than 30 varieties of the herbal liqueur.

Cruise Ships Melbourne

Cruising into Melbourne

Ideas for day-stop cruise passengers – how to capture the essence of Melbourne in just 12 hours.

Fonda Windsor Rooftop

6 new rooftop bars in Melbourne

Six new rooftop bars have opened in the city just in time for summer.


Tap wine gains momentum in Melbourne bars

Tap wine served direct from the keg has gained popularity for both value and quality.


A whiskey bar-come-bookshop

Buck Mulligan’s Irish Whiskey Bar and Bookshop

Ricky and Pinky

Plating up Melbourne’s latest bites

Melbourne is a moving feast for foodies – here is a selection of the latest plates being gobbled up by the city’s foodies.

The Understudy

14 Melbourne bars worth getting lost for

Melbourne is known for its hidden treasures which means a night on the town sometimes involves getting a little lost. But for these bars, the adventure is always worth it. 

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Postcode 3181: Prahran/Windsor

Is it Prahran? Is it Windsor? Even locals get confused on the name of this hip southern neighbourhood, located just five kilometres from the city centre. But both occupy slightly […]

Le Bon Ton

11 top spots for a late night feast

When Melbourne’s night life gets in the way of dinner, it is reassuring to know that a fuss-free feast is never far away no matter how late it is.


F.T.W Mutiny on the Bay

F.T.W Mutiny on the Bay is a six-month pop up on the north bank of the Yarra River, an (till now) unused piece of land that connects Melbourne’s city centre, Docklands and the Yarra River.

Melbourne Cup Carnival, Oaks Day. Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Picking a culinary winner this Melbourne Cup

Because cheering at the Melbourne Cup is thirsty work, here are some food and drink suggestions, inspired by Cup winners of the past.