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Top 10 Cafe Function Spaces in Melbourne

Party planning can be stressful.  And expensive.  Whether you’ve got an upcoming birthday, baby shower, engagement, or work function, the pressure of pulling off a smooth-running event on a budget can be enough to discourage you from celebrating at all. Luckily for us, there’s plenty of beautiful cafes all over Melbourne that invite you and... 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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The Eastern

This four-level establishment in Bondi Junction houses some of the best venues that Sydney has to offer. Don’t let the fact that it shares its building with Westfield shopping center deter you, The Eastern is a little world within itself. You’ll find a different experience on each level, unique to each venue. The Eastern is... more info


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The Hidden Gems Of Richmond

Richmond is a classic Melbourne destination for those far and near; with its old-world charm, narrow alleyways covered in posters and its vibrant array of cafes, restaurants and shops – everything is right at your fingertips in the 3121. If you’re a local, you might think you know everything there is to know about Richmond,... more info


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A Slice of Paradise on Chapel Street

Saint Lucia just celebrated its one year anniversary and there are no signs of business slowing down. This humble eatery is a little slice of Caribbean heaven tucked away on the Windsor end of Chapel street. Also known as your new favourite hot spot. This bar and restaurant, who has been lovingly named after its... more info


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Tatle-tale At Tatler

A cocktail lounge designed to make you thirsty and an extensive canapé menu destined to make you hungry…welcome to Tatler… Tatler is a venue located in Darlinghurst, that really does have it all. It includes a dancefloor (aptly named the discotheque) which features rich mahogany furnishings, romantic lighting, limestone walls and mysterious alcoves. The discotheque... more info


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A Secret Whiskey Room Just For You…

Eau De Vie is one of Sydney’s best hidden gems. Translating to “water of life”, Eau De Vie was named The World’s Best New Cocktail Bar in 2011, and is ranked among the top 50 bars in the world. If you’re after somewhere a little more quiet and sophisticated to host a party then Eau De... more info


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Your New Stomping Ground

In the late 1800s, Collingwood was the home of Australian brewing. It’s been over 100 years since a commercial brewery has opened in the ‘Wood, but the team behind the Local Taphouse and GABS festival have now returned brewing back to it’s original ‘Stomping Ground’. Open seven days a week, Stomping Ground Brewery and Beer... more info


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Albert Park Welcomes Greener Pastures

“I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom, for me and you. And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” …Louis Armstrong most definitely anticipated the opening of Greenfields when writing his most famous song, and we agree, oh, what a wonderful world it is with Greenfields in the world.... more info


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Say Mahalo To The Evolution Of The Poke Bowl

Mahalo Poké, located on Swan St in Richmond, began as an UberEATS only business, but has recently opened its doors to customers to become the freshest kid on the block, in every sense of the word. Look out for the salmon pink exterior on the corner of Swan and Lennox Streets – it’s not hard... more info


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A Summer Garden Oasis In The CBD

Ms Collins has yet again pulled out something from her seemingly endless bag of tricks with the launch of Kitchen 425. Stuck on where to go for after work drinks? Been down every alley, up every rooftop, and through every secret door and entryway in Melbourne? We all know that there is no problem that... more info


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Hop Straight To Southbanks Coolest Bar

Taking the place of the old World Bar is a place that is both ironically and appropriately, so out of this world. Having undergone months of renovations and transformations, the highly anticipated Hopscotch bar is ready to open its doors and put the Southbank precinct back on the map as one of Melbourne’s thriving hotspots.... more info


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A Bar That Really Roc’s

Time for Storytime kids; Once upon a time, many moons ago, prior to the entertainment and shopping complex it’s known as today and even before it began churning out jars of sweet preserved fruit goodness, good ole Jam Factory on Chapel St served as a brewery for the first 20 years of its existence. Hard... more info


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Richmond’s Friendly Fox

A little red fox that has taken up residency on Richmond’s Church St hub, stealing the hearts of locals and visitors alike. Her name is Maeve and we promise she won’t bite, instead, is happy to share her humble abode, offering a safe haven away from the weekend chaos that spills onto the streets of... more info


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CBD DINING @ TAZIO & LITTLE FLINDERS

Make your way down Flinders Lane and you will be bombarded by multitudes of hidden restaurants and bars and no idea which one to choose. Eventually you will stumble upon the corner of Exhibition and Flinders and lo’ and behold, Tazio and Little Flinders will appear before your eyes! Hidden City Secrets found Tazio ages... more info


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RIVERSIDE FUNCTIONS WITH LUDLOW BAR & DINING ROOM

Ludlow Bar & Dining Room is a fantastic function venue situated on the Yarra River in Southbank. With killer views, an impressive array of function spaces, and a menu to die for, it’s no wonder that it’s such a popular haunt for CBD –goers. [HCS] was able to chat with Geoff Branson from Ludlow’s parent company, Red... more info


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JOEY SMALLS – A SMALL VENUE OF EPIC PROPORTIONS!

From the masterminds behind New Guernica, Chuckle Park, and Chuckle Deli, comes your new favourite Sydney Road hang… Joey Smalls! HCS got the chance to visit the venue, taste the goods, and have a chat to one of the owners, Steven Costa. Here at Hidden City Secrets, we are all about finding the best joints... more info


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Since I Left You – Unique Bars Sydney

Since I Left You is arguably one of the most unique venues in Sydney. In a heritage listed storehouse, in the heart of the CBD, the venue has a relaxed old school charm reminiscent of the 1920’s. Added to this we’re greeted by a cobblestone carriageway that is friendlier on the aesthetics than the high-heels.... more info


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Balmain Hotel – An Institution

As a frequent visitor to Sydney, with both my siblings living in Balmain, I thought I knew the area in and out. Well that was the case until I visited arguably Balmain’s most vibrant and lively pub, The Balmain Hotel. Positioned on busy Mullens Street and well away from the hustle and bustle of Darling... more info


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The True Representation of China

China Republic A true representation of China By Arnham Markac Asian food, as well as culture, has always been a massive part of my life. However, Chinese food has always been too “hit and miss” for me to put my trust in as a choice for a Saturday night restaurant. I grew up in Melbourne next door... more info


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EASYGOING @ JIMMI JAMZ

Winter is setting in Escape with help from Jimmi By Rachel Furolo It's getting cold, we've been robbed of a true summer and now what do we do. We find places like Jimmi Jamz's to escape the cold and enjoy delicious food and drinks.    Going into East Brunswick’s Jimmi Jamz is kind of like... more info


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THE WORLD OF WHISKY & ALEMENT

THE ONE, THE ONLY  WHISKY & ALEMENT By Charlie Ranger   I wasn’t brought up around whisky, I’ve never had many friends that drink it and I only learnt that Scotch means whisky made in Scotland in the last year or two, which would suggest I’m no expert. But you don’t have to be in order to... more info


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EUREKA WE’VE FOUND GOLD!

  THE EUREKA HOTEL  AN OLDIE, BUT A GOODIE The Eureka in Richmond is a bar that has plenty of history behind it. It has "changed owners and purposes dozens of times", from bars to theatre restaurants this has been a venue looking for direction. Now, with the Reardon family taking over, re-instating the original... more info


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Laughter is always the Best Medicine

The Comics Lounge Australia's only 6 night a week live comedy venue. The Comic's Lounge in North Melbourne has become the unofficial home of the best comedy our city has to offer year round. Both local and international acts of the highest quality grace the stage every week making this the place to get a... more info