Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
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... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
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... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Best Wine Bars In Melbourne

Wine Wine Wine. Who doesn’t love to have a good whine about wine? Whether you’re… *an A-Grade enthusiast who hosts wine tastings at their house, can pin point the geographic coordinates of Bordeaux and claims they can smell what the wine... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
The Best Places For A Pizza In Melbourne

I believe in freedom of speech and the same rights for all humans. I believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion and that no two people are alike. We all strive for happiness at different degrees of effort and... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Melbourne’s Top 20 ‘To Do’s’ before you’re 30

Thirty. The big three-oh. A daunting prospect for most young whippersnappers – whether the big day is looming menacingly in the near future, or relatively far off in the distance. But let us reassure you. It’s all going to be OK.... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
What’s On in Melbourne This Weekend

Christmas is creeping ever closer, team. Whether that makes you want to deck the halls, or hit the deck, ’tis unavoidable. So whether you’re looking to gift buy, or looking to avoid buying gifts this weekend, here’s what’s going on... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
What Not To Do At Your Christmas Party

If you haven’t read it yet, make sure you check out our article detailing the Red Flags of Christmas Venues. Provided the venue checks out on those, then let’s take the next step and go through some of the classic... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Melbourne’s Best Vege/Vegan Hotspots

The old adage ‘you are what you eat’ is becoming increasingly relevant within today’s fast paced, stress-laden society; doctors are prescribing healthy eating as a form of disease prevention, the drive for organic and local produce is creeping ever higher,... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Signs Your Xmas Party Venue Isn’t Quite Right

Everyone loves a good Chrissie party and rightly so. But you have to be equal parts excited and wary. Let’s take a classic office party as an example. Firstly, you have to consider who in the office organised it. Maybe... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
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... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
The Inevitable Return of The Night Noodles

Theeeey’re baaaaack! The Night Noodle Markets, that is. If you haven’t been before, then imagine all the sights, sounds and smells of an ‘Asian hawker market’, combined with the vibe of a large scale outdoor festival. Got it? Good, because the... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Best Bars to Soak Up the Sun in… St Kilda

Melbourne! Spring has sprung, the sun has decided to shine upon us and what else would we want to do as Melburnians but raise a toast? More to the point, where better to do so than St. Kilda? To celebrate,... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
What’s On In Melbourne This November

Did you hear that? That’s the sound of 2016 whizzing past at a rate of knots. That’s right – Halloween is over, but as it’s still not quite Christmas (you hear that, David Jones? Get those decorations down for at... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Melbourne Cup Day: Best Bars, Off Track

By Courtney White You may or may not be aware that Melbourne has a few extra public holidays on it’s books… but shh, don’t let the rest of Australia know. One of these beauts is set for Tuesday 1st November,... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
What’s On In Melbourne This Weekend

 By Courtney White Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October Spring has finally sprung here in beautiful Melbourne… and not a moment too soon! As the weather warms up, it’s getting to that time of year where we can feel a little... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
On the Hunt for Melbourne’s Best Burger?

Were you to ask a random selection of the folks on Melbourne’s streets to conceptualize their own version of Melbourne’s best burger, you’re likely to realize that you’ve got a slim chance of gathering anything even resembling a consensus. Fortunately,... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Run, Brett! Run!

Brett Hillier is not going to be completing an easy feat. He’s running from Melbourne to Perth- over 3500km to raise money for The Bully Zero Foundation Australia. Along the way he’s going to visit schools to educate kids on... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Top Ten Things To Do in Melbourne This October

Hey, folks. So 2016’s been an interesting year so far, huh? If you’d have told my 2015 self about… well, any world event thus far, I would’ve had a good old laugh and told you to calm down on the... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Blue Moon Melbourne Night Markets

Once in a blue moon, something incredible happens. That something is happening TONIGHT… and the first Thursday of every month to come. Yes that’s right – the good folks down at The Evelyn Hotel are back at it again with... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
‘This Jew Sits’ – A Review

Last night I went to see ‘This Jew Sits’, which – incidentally – was my first fringe festival show of 2016. A solo performance crafted by Sarah Reuben and Ruby Gaytime, the show takes you on a journey – sometimes an... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Best BYO Restaurants in Melbourne

Do you have a particular bottle of wine that you can’t wait to pop open with friends over dinner? Or maybe you want to maintain a good relationship with your wallet by saving some cash? Our list of best BYO... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
10 of the best day trips from Melbourne

So Melbourne, we have a long weekend coming up – and it’s going to be filled with footy, frivolity, and beer… lots of beer. If this doesn’t sound like your idea of a perfect three day break, then how about... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Best Food Challenges in Melbourne!

Melbournians love to make the most of everything, including eating meal sizes of such epic proportions that not every man and his dog could get through. Hidden City Secrets have provided you with a list of Melbourne’s greatest food challenges that... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Best Beer Gardens to Hire in Melbourne

We’ve finally made it through one of the coldest recorded winters in Melbourne’s history, so we deserve nothing more than to gather our friends and enjoy a beverage at one of Melbourne’s great venues out in the sunlight! Whether you... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
AFL Grand Final-ly!

 Australians all let us rejoice, for it’s almost Grand Final time and we all know what that means… a day off work. Of course there’s a lot more to it all than JUST a sleep in – so in case... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Not going to the AFL Grand Final? Read on…

To go to the game, or not go to the game? That, Mr. Shakespeare, is the REAL question. The answer though is probably not, as 99% of us couldn’t get tickets… You probably are by now aware that the AFL... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Go On, Melbourne: Espresso Yourself

Holy caffeinated cocktails, Batman! Melbourne’s obsession with all things coffee-and-liquor is set to be fuelled (literally) by the inaugural ‘Festival of the Espresso Martini’, kicking off on the 5th of November. Hosted ever so kindly by Mr Black, the festival... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Cows and Goats and Sheep – Oh My!

When you think of Melbourne, the first image you conjure up isn’t likely to be one of farmers and livestock, amirite? In actual fact, the closest a lot of true-blue Melburnians usually get to a sheep is being wrapped in... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Dummies Guide To: The Melbourne Cup Carnival

Spring heralds a few things for Melburnians – perhaps more drinking Little Fat Lamb cider in swish rooftop bars than getting amongst traditional lambing – but easily one of the biggest celebrations and social events of spring is the Melbourne... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
‘Fringe’ comes to the Fore

From the 15th of September until the 2nd of October, the word on the street is fringe. No, not those naff bits of material hanging off the sleeves of that 70’s coat your mum still has hanging in the closet,... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Twist It At The LuWOW

There isn’t a venue more appropriately named then the LuWOW in Fitzroy. With special events happening month after month, it’s no wonder why it has become one of the most thriving hot-spots in Melbourne’s bar scene, and they’re at it... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
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,... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Beer, Burgers & Bingo at the Grosvenor

It’s said that all good things happen in threes, so I present you the Grosvenor and the 3 B’s -No, it’s not St. Kilda’s new girl band. I invite you to relish in three words. Three words that by themselves... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Wine and Dine with Charles Melton

Calling all wine enthusiasts, connoisseurs, aficionados and lovers of the cherished liquid of the God’s. A very special dinner event is being held on September 8th, and it’s not to be missed. Charles Melton is to Australian wine what Lindt... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
The LuWOW Turns Five

LuWow bar really do live up to their name, consistently WOW-ing Melburnians with an ever growing list of special events and offers that keep rolling out the door and have people rolling in… oh, did we mention entry is free?... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
The Secrets of South Wharf

Move over South Yarra (pronounced yaa-rah), there is a new ‘South’ that is fighting for your title of the best ‘South’ in Melbourne, and she brings with her some of Melbourne’s best bars, restaurants and function spaces. Let the duel... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Top 5 Function Venues in Prahran

Prahran is one of Melbourne’s trendiest suburbs, with cafes, restaurants and bars galore available for venue hire. Being just a stone’s throw away from the CBD and with Chapel St at its doorstep, it is the ultimate location to have... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Happy Birthday to the Queen, Thanks for the Day Off

One of the most debated days of the year has come around again where many are up in arms, questioning why it is exactly we have the day off to “celebrate” the “birthday” of a lady who “supposedly” governs our... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Celebrate Jack’s 150th Birthday

The King of Whiskey is coming to Melbourne and, as expected with all royal celebrations, no extravagance will be spared. Jack Daniels is turning 150, and to celebrate, he is bringing Tennessee to Melbourne for the biggest whiskey celebration the... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
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,... [more info]