Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
10 Do’s and Don’ts this New Years Eve!

We’ve come up with some simple do’s and don’ts for New Years Eve so you can have a sparkling night and enjoy all the festivities (minus any embarrassing moments… we hope). Time to enjoy all the food and drinks before we start planning for all those New Years resolutions (that we won’t keep) once again.... more info


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
10 Do’s and Don’ts for New Years Eve

We’ve come up with some simple do’s and don’ts for New Years Eve so you can have a sparkling night and enjoy all the festivities (minus any embarrassing moments… we hope). Time to enjoy all the food and drinks before we start planning for all those New Years resolutions (that we won’t keep) once again.  ... more info


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Where to go this New Year’s Eve

Goodbye to 2017 and welcome to all the New Year’s resolutions that we will not keep! Yes, it’s time to start looking for a venue to bring in the New Year. Luckily, we have narrowed the list down for you. BUCKLEY’S Ever wondered what it was like celebrating the New Year in the 1920’s? Step... more info


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Where to go this New Year’s Eve

Want more insider articles like this? Click here to sign up to our newsletter. Time to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to all the New Year’s resolutions that we will not keep! Yes, the countdown has started to find a venue to bring in the New Year. Luckily we have narrowed the list down... more info


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Bottomless Sorbet Cocktails are on This Summer

A classic Sydney summer is nothing without icy, slushy-style sorbet cocktails on a Saturday arvo. Thanks to the The Loft, you can enjoy a bottomless sorbet sesh every lunchtime on Saturdays and Sundays. For 2.5 hours of free-flowing sorbet cocktails and a grazing platter, you and your friends can enjoy summer the best way possible... more info


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Giveaway! 3 Double Passes to the Open Air Cinema

*GIVEAWAY TIME! WE HAVE 3 X DOUBLE PASSES TO GIVE AWAY TO 6 LUCKY WINNERS TO ATTEND A MOVIE OF THEIR CHOICE AT THE AMERICAN EXPRESS OPENAIR CINEMA IN SYDNEY’S INNER WEST!* Head to the Hidden City Secrets Facebook page and tag who you would take and tell us why you should win. Click here to enter... more info


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12 Things Christmas Workers Don’t Want you to Know

It’s all smiles and pleasantries when you walk through the shop door, but behind closed doors, there are just some things retail and hospitality workers would never say to your face. HOWEVER, we’d like to divulge those secrets today and if you’re the one working this Christmas, we feel you. Here are 12 things we... more info


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12 Things Christmas Workers Don’t Want you to Know

It’s all smiles and pleasantries when you walk through the shop door, but behind closed doors, there are just some things retail and hospitality workers would never say to your face. HOWEVER, we’d like to divulge those secrets today and if you’re the one working this Christmas, we feel you. Here are 12 things we... more info


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A Traveling Pop-up Ice Bar is Coming to Sydney!

Forget your sweltering 30+ degree days and step into a world of icy cold luxury thanks to IceBar. No more fervent forehead wipes, sweaty palms and soaked clothing when trying to enjoy a beer with your mates. Instead, IceBar are providing us with amazing pop-up bars across the country designed purely to chill you out,... more info


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6 Tips For An Epic Office Christmas Party

So you’re in charge of the office Christmas party this year? No pressure – just your boss and everyone you work with judging you. At Hidden City Secrets, we are the king of planning parties and picking the perfect venue, so follow our guide on how to host a headache free Christmas party.   Tip... more info


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Where To Host Your Office Christmas Party

Christmas is rapidly approaching and if you’re reading this, you are probably a little bit unprepared for your end-of-year office party. But that’s okay, we have your back and the boss won’t even know you left planning to the last minute with these exceptional venues. Cargo Hall 39 South Wharf Promenade, CBD Located on the... more info


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Where To Host Your Office Christmas Party

Christmas is rapidly approaching and if you’re reading this, you are probably a little bit unprepared for your end-of-year office Christmas party. But that’s okay, we have your back and the boss won’t even know you left planning to the last minute with these exceptional venues.   Moore Park Golf Cleveland St, Moore Park Take... more info


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Six Tips for an Epic Office Christmas Party

So you’re in charge of the office Christmas party this year? No pressure – just your boss and everyone you work with judging you. At Hidden City Secrets, we are the king of planning parties and picking the perfect venue, so follow our guide on how to host a headache free Christmas party. Tip 1... more info


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Win 2 Tickets to the St Kilda Openair Cinema!

*GIVEAWAY TIME! WE HAVE 2 X DOUBLE PASSES TO GIVE AWAY TO 4 LUCKY WINNERS TO ATTEND A MOVIE OF THEIR CHOICE AT THE ST KILDA OPENAIR CINEMA!* Head to the Hidden City Secrets Facebook page and tag a friend or hot date you would take in the comments below. It’s that simple. Click here... more info


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Jack Daniel’s Free Music Event On Next Week

Want more insider articles like this? Click here to sign up to our newsletter   The Jack Daniel’s Barrel House makes its return to Melbourne next week the 17th of November 2017, featuring major independent Australian artists and local home-grown talent. And did we mention it’s free? In partnership with Melbourne Music Week, Jack Daniel’s... more info


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Where to be this Melbourne Cup Day

Just because the races are in Melbourne, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a bev and a bet. We all know it’s a great excuse for a long weekend, too much food and even more drinks. So fascinators down, top buttons undone, drinks up and let fun begin.   The Argyle  18 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia  Bringing the glitz... more info


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PSA: What’s on this week for Melbourne Cup

The 12th public holiday for the year is coming up (thank goodness). It is time to prepare where you will be spending your Melbourne Cup day placing your bets and enjoying a bev on your day off. We’ve found some places to enjoy your day off without having to trudge through grass and pay for... more info


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Our Spring Racing Survival Guide

The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival – possibly the funnest event Melbourne has to offer IF you know how to prepare for it. Every year, Melburnians manage to put on their fanciest hats and make the trek to Flemington to drink champagne in the sun, complain about how much their feet hurt and possibly catch a... more info


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The Last-Minute Halloweener

Just because Halloween weekend is over, it doesn’t mean all the fun has to stop. The show must go on, and go on it shall. Firstly, we vote not club-hopping in a risque nurse’s costume. Secondly, we’ve found three activities you can do post-Halloween that will truly give you a fright, or just an excuse to... more info


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Hump Day Vibes at 29th Apartment

Wednesday nights are back in a big way at 29th Apartment. Located in the heart of St Kilda on the ever-colourful Fitzroy Street, 29th Apartment takes you on a trip to NYC without ever leaving Melbourne. This New York apartment style bar is a favourite for good tunes, quirky decor and giant jenga –perfect to help... more info


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A Guide To Sydney’s Good Food Month

We all appreciate a good feed every once in a while, so how about a month of it? Good Food Month have collaborated with some of the best chefs and culinary masterminds within Sydney to produce Hyde Park Palms – a custom built pop up in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. From the 5th of... more info


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Oktoberfest Is Back

Become part of Australia’s largest and most popular Oktoberfest Celebration, Returning for its seventh year ‘Oktoberfest in the Gardens’ is bringing Munich to Sydney. On Saturday the 28th of October, The Domain will play host to Australia’s biggest Bavarian festival. This event attracts thousands to celebrate everyone’s favourite things: Food, Music and Beer. So throw... more info


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Oktoberfest In The Gardens Is Back

Are you a beer enthusiast? Do you love all things Bavarian? Or do you just love an excuse to dress up and have a drink with friends? Well either way, ‘Oktoberfest in the Gardens’ is returning to Melbourne, so break out your Lederhosen and Dirndl and become part of Australia’s largest Bavarian festival. On Saturday... more info


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Where to be this AFL Grand Final Day

The wait is almost over! That one, sweet day in September is almost here, the AFL Grand Final (and a much needed public holiday). Now a well-loved Melburnian ‘tradition’, the AFL long weekend means you can kick the celebrations off early and let’s be honest, Monday is probably a write-off as well. Sorry boss. Looking... more info


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Father’s Day: Where To Go For Lunch

Well, it’s that time of the year again where dad’s get offered the limelight and the chance to celebrate their parenting skills, even though they struggle to make anything but a toasted cheese sandwich and have to rely on mum to remember when your birthday is. Despite all that, dads are always there to provide... more info


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Father’s Day: Where To Go For Lunch

Wait…is it August already? No wait, it’s September. I think so anyway. I remember celebrating New Year’s like it was yesterday (well, some of it anyway). It’s hard to keep track of every special occasion. We would just like to remind you that Father’s Day is fast approaching and this year, you’ll give him more... more info


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360 Presents: Truffle Degustation Dinner

Truffles are an affordable luxury with an empowering aroma to turn everyday dishes into extraordinary wonders. As Australia is the fourth largest truffle growing nation, 360 Bar & Dining is presenting a one-time-only exclusive dining event for guests to enrich their taste buds and experience a degustation feast. Located 305 metres above the city in the... more info


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Our Top 5 Stalls At The Winter Night Market

Not entirely sure where to go on a cold winters night? Your choices include cuddling on the couch with a block of chocolate (or whichever type of sweets you seem to enjoy) or weathering Melbourne’s gloomy nights. Tough choice…but we have found just the place for you. How could we write about night markets without... more info


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Bastille Day French Festival

Melbourne is in its 3rd year celebrating La Fête Nationale (National French Day) and a huge French festival is happening this 15-16 July at the Meat Market in North Melbourne where entry to all things Francais is only $2! From delicious croissants and pastries to countless cheeses and wines to enjoy, this year’s festival even has... more info


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Bastille Festival Takes Over Circular Quay

Food. Wine. Art. This Feast-ival has it all. Bastille Festival, the Food Wine Art Revolution, recently renamed from the BBR Festival, will not only celebrate all things French, but unify people and countries around the world for Bastille Day weekend on the 13th – 16th of July. Fun fact: BBR stands for Bleu Blanc Rouge, and if... more info


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Queen’s Bday Long Weekend – Whats On

Stuck on what to do this weekend? Well, HCS have your weekend all planned out for you. You have to celebrate the Queen’s birthday weekend off in style, right? Whats on in Melbourne 9th -11th June The Food Truck Park 518 High Street, Preston Friday 9th June 5pm -10pm Can’t consume gluten? Your friends make... more info


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Your Last Minute Guide to Vivid Sydney

Let me guess. You planned on making the most of Vivid Sydney but with the release of the new season of Orange Is The New Black and the wretched Sydney rain, life got in the way. Now, you’re feeling like a darn fool because the festivities end tomorrow and you’re stuck pondering whether all those... more info


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Have a n-ice day at the Common Man

It’s time to stop hating winter and start embracing it with South Wharf’s newest experience! The Common Man Lawn 39 Dukes Walk, South Wharf  Ever liked the idea of skating/tobogganing but never acted on it because of the hour-long car ride to Mt. Buller, the accommodation prices and the expensive equipment? Well now you can!... more info


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Mother’s Day: Where To Go In Sydney

Don’t be a bore this Mother’s Day and do the usual card, chocolate and flowers for mum. Instead, get mum excited, dolled up and ready for a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner – with the inclusion of a few glasses of bubbly of course. There are few Mother’s Day specials happening across Sydney, and luckily,... more info


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Mother’s Day: Where To Go In Melbourne

Don’t be a bore this Mother’s Day and do the usual card, chocolate and flowers for mum. Instead, get mum excited, dolled up and ready for a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner – with the inclusion of a few glasses of bubbly of course. There are few Mother’s Day specials happening across Melbourne, and luckily,... more info


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Cinema with a View

Stop what you’re doing. We have found the best date night ever, available nearly every night in April! Spend a night under the stars, with breathtaking views and catch a flick at Luna Park. This iconic location will be the place to be this April, with some of the best movies in recent years, as... more info


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Easter Sunday: Rooftop Reggae Party

What do Easter Sunday, Rum and reggae have in common? Absolutely nothing. Other than your Easter Sunday could be spent in the best way possible, with booze, dancing, live music and the sounds of the Caribbean. The Cauliflower Hotel & Forgotten Cask Rum Bar are proud to present a FREE Rooftop Reggae Party to help... more info


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Our Top Picks For The Comedy Festival

Going to comedy shows and laughing for hours on end is really hard work, so thankfully, we’ve done all the hard work for you and reviewed a number of comedy shows going on in Melbourne at the moment. Yes, we know this was a hard thing for us to do so have some sympathy as... more info


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Bar Hopping Down Flinders Lane

Flinders Lane is synonymous with all things food and drink, and is arguably Melbourne’s best go-to dining destination. Its cobblestone pavement is always busy with people queuing for restaurants and bars – how very Melbourne – or those merely taking a stroll absorbing all the sites and smells of Melbourne’s beautiful CBD. If you’re after... more info


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A Comedy Duo To Watch Out For – The Lioness

Giveaway time! We have a 1 x double pass to give to a special someone to hilarious comedy show – The Lioness. The winner will be drawn this Friday the 31st of March, so get in quick! To enter, head to The Hidden City Secrets Facebook Page here and tag a friend you would take... more info