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Book Your Function For A Chance To Win Lunch And A Gin Tasting!

Sand Hill Road are celebrating EOFY by giving away 3 double passes for a free lunch at the Garden State Hotel followed by a tour and tasting at Healesville’s Four Pillars Distillery. To be in the running, book a private function at any of their venues listed in this article before June 10th. Four Pillars... more info


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A Pop-up Gin Party is Arriving in Melbourne!

World Gin Day is coming to Melbourne! Luckily for us, Wilson and Market are transforming their suave terrace bar into a pop-up Gin Alley!! On June 9 you can expect a mini gin festival with an extensive range of international and local gins. Seriously, could we ask for anything more? Sip in style at the... more info


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The Top 5 Must-see Events at Vivid Sydney!

Vivid returns to Sydney for its 10th Anniversary and is jam packed with incredible light spectaculars, events, food, music and innovative ideas! This 23-day festival will run from 25 May to 16 June and features a plethora of opportunities to be wowed. So, to make your Vivid experience a lil smoother we’ve picked 5 of... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

For most the last days of autumn and warm weather are something to be mourned. However as Sydney-siders know, the start of June means the start of Vivid and a time of celebration. But if you’re not into the shining lights of this amazing festival we’ve got you covered better than any grandma-knitted sweater ever... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

The first days of winter fall right in the middle of this upcoming week and we understand that the winter blues have officially been set in motion. But that’s ok! Because with sublime cocktails, live music – including a bit of smooth jazz – and an injection of Winona Ryder back onto the big screen,... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

It is officially getting very chilly and gloomy in Melbourne. But don’t worry, this week is jam packed with many opportunities to get your hands on a bev, some food, movies and even dogs! Yes, we said dogs! From mulled wine and cheese to a dog festival and exciting vegan exclusives, we have got your... more info


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What’s on: A 2 Day Long Wine Festival Along The Murray River

A weekend of wine and sweet serenity is almost upon us, as the masterful Winemakers of Rutherglen prepare for the return of the annual Winery Walkabout. Spanning the Queen’s birthday long weekend on the 9th and 10th of June, the event promises a jam-packed experience of the region, where festival-goers can indulge in wine tastings,... more info


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Weekly What’s On Guide: Good Beer Week & World Whisky Day

How do you keep the winter blues at bay? Alcohol (Please consult a medical or legal practitioner before taking any advice from us). May is bringing doom, gloom, and lethargy, but Melbourne is fighting to keep the (literal) spirits up – or rather, downed. Arm yourself from the choices below. Brooklyn Block Party at Ferdydurke... more info


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WIN A Double Pass To The Underground Cinema Opening Night!

*GIVEAWAY TIME! WE HAVE A DOUBLE PASS TO PRESENT TO A LUCKY WINNER TO ATTEND UNDERGROUND CINEMA’S OPENING NIGHT IN MELBOURNE* Head to the Hidden City Secrets Facebook page, like our page and tag who you would take in the comments below for your chance to win.     Click Here To Enter!   Competition... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

Melbournians, rejoice. While we have entered into the deep chills of the Autumn season, our city’s events for this week will make those warm blankets and hot chocolates seem like old news. From a Marvel-inspired food truck festival to the annual Makers and Shakers Festival (come hungry), we’ve got your guide to a delicious, culture-packed week in Melbourne.... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

As Autumn creeps around the corner and the sunny days go fewer and far between, we’ve rounded up some of April’s best events that’ll keep your summer spirit alive. From street food parties to urban art shows, the next few weeks are rich in flavour and culture, leaving you feeling nourished from the inside out.... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

Many of us are still coming out of the Easter egg coma this week, making it extremely tempting to stay in. We’re here to tell you to step away from your eighth Lindt Bunny, wipe that bit of melted chocolate off your face and get out of the house. There’s a ton of fun-filled activities on... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

It’s that time of the week. You’re running on 99% coffee, 1% dry shampoo and are 100% considering trying to make a decent living off of selling those Beanie Babies stored in your parents house. Well, we hear ya! Take a break, look to the weekend and check out some fun-filled activities to get you back... more info


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Holy Truck! Food Trucks Are Taking Over The Gaso

Our beloved local bluestone, The Gasometer Hotel, has just added another layer to their already delicious onion of live music, cheap eats and good vibes.As of April 4th, The Gaso will be teaming up with Cluster Truck to provide a rotating array of the best food trucks in town for six glorious months. Each month,... more info


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What’s On Guide: Thursday 29th March 2018

Are you sitting at home, bored? Listless? Wondering what to do this week? My, oh my, have we got a treat for you. Suffer a laugh-induced coma at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival or gain some knowledge at Melbourne Museum’s insane Vikings Exhibit. The week is positively brimming with events for you and your friends to enjoy!... more info


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The National Hotel is Throwing a Hawker Street Food Party

The Easter long weekend is fast approaching and The National Hotel in Richmond is hosting a holiday eve, Asian-inspired bonanza! The outdoor party in the beer garden will feature Hawker-style street food and will kick off at 6pm on the 29th of March, serving up a selection of pan-Asian inspired food and cocktail specials throughout... more info


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What’s on Guide: Easter Weekend

The Easter weekend is on its way! It’s a jam-packed few days in Melbourne, so prepare for the big event with our comprehensive guide of what’s on. If you don’t yet have plans, gather the mates, the kids, or anyone ready to party, because you will after this. The Food Truck Park Chocolate Festival 518... more info


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Secret Warehouse Music Gig: Solomun

Firstly, three time ‘Best DJ in the world’ Solomun is headed to Australia. Secondly, his Melbourne show is at an exclusive, secret-as-anything warehouse venue. Thirdly, this has got to be an epic event based on the first and second points alone. Solomun will be performing an extended set in one of Melbourne’s most secretive event... more info


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All You Can Eat Pizza For Only $20

Pizza lovers, rejoice. Your prayers have been answered by the pizza gods, and you can now indulge in all-you-can-eat-pizza every Monday night at (nearly) every Salt Meats Cheese venue. And trust us, you knead this in your life. Salt Meats Cheese is a family-owned Italian restaurant, delivering a passion for food and shared experiences in... more info


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Sustainable Seafood Foodtrucks Land on Sydney’s Shores

This March, we’re keepin’ it wild with the launch of Australia’s very first Sustainable Seafood Week. Head down to Martin Place between the 12-18th of March to score yourself some ocean-friendly eats and help support a cause dedicated to sustainability. Held by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC,) Sustainable Seafood Week is all about enjoying wild-caught... more info


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A Spicy Latin Street Party is Taking Over Vic Markets

The hump day slump can be rough, so why not Flamenco dance your way through it? Queen Victoria’s Night Market is throwing a Latin Street Party on Wednesday 14th March and you’re invited. With live entertainment, mouth-watering paella and dance lessons at your beck and call, you won’t want to miss this explosive fiesta. The live... more info


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Brunswick Music Festival’s 30th Anniversary

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Brunswick Music Festival is once again lighting up the streets and bringing the beats to one of Melbourne’s most alternative, creative and multicultural suburbs. In the two-week-long, much-loved annual event, the very best music talent – both local and international – are showcased on the grand and grungy stages... more info


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WIN 2 x Double Passes to the Gourmet Cinema

All the foodies, put your hands up. All the cinephiles, make some noise…? Well if you’re inclined to do both, then you can do so at this year’s Gourmet Cinema. And luckily, we’re giving away 2 x double passes to attend any of the below sessions this March as a VIP with your own lawn... more info


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Spend Chinese NY with Melbourne’s Best Dumplings

Good things really do come in small packages, and what better way to celebrate the lunar New Year than by chowing down on nature’s hot pocket, the dumpling! Whether you’re spending the Chinese New Year ridding yourself of bad fortune, taking in the glow of some lanterns or celebrating the light and sound festivities, bao down... more info


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What’s On Guide: Thursday 15th February 2018

The city lights up in February with White Night Festival, Lunar New Year celebrations, an open-air cinema at the MCG & more. Hit up these events and bedazzle your mates with your awesome plans, check out our top picks! White Night  Melbourne CBD Returning to Melbourne on the 17th of Feb, White Night will illuminate... more info


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Where To Take Bae For A Drink This Valentine’s Day

If Valentine’s Day isn’t the most important day of your year as a couple, do you even relationship?!!? February 14th should not be taken lightly. Yes, it may be a day filled with admiration, doting, love, and all that other gushy stuff, but you’re forgetting one thing –EXPECTATION. With so much riding on this big... more info


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What’s On Guide: Friday 9th Feb 2018

Lonsdale Street turns into a mouth-watering Greek haven, plus an all weekend taco & tequila festival and the return of St Kilda Fest this coming Sunday & more. Stunted on what to do this weekend? Don’t fret – we’ve compiled our top picks for what’s on this week, so all you have to do is... more info


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5 Galentine’s Day Activities For All The Single Ladies

Single ladies, rejoice. If you don’t have a honey, or if you’re just more interested in hanging with your girls this Valentine’s season, Hidden City Secrets have got you covered. This 13th of February, were celebrating Galentine’s day in full force. Creator, founder and CEO, Leslie Knopes (of Parks & Recreation) is our newest inspiration,... more info


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What’s On Guide: Thursday 1st Feb 2018

The last week of Midsumma fest, the launch of the St Kilda Twilight Market, Garden State’s Welcome Back Party, Let Go Fest and more. Our comprehensive guide to what’s on in Melbourne this week! Grab your mates and plan ahead to ensure you have the most fun-filled, wild week possible. Don’t blame us when you... more info


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Beat your NYD Hangover

No one wants to start the New Year seedy and hungover, so we’ve found and tested a few hangover cures that work for us and will hopefully work for you too! PREPARE YOUR BODY!  Before you leave to go to your big New Year’s Eve bash, preparation is the key. Just like we prime our... more info


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Beat your NYD Hangover

No one wants to start the New Year seedy and hungover, so we’ve found and tested a few hangover cures that work for us and will hopefully work for you too! PREPARE YOUR BODY!  Before you leave to go to your big New Year’s Eve bash, preparation is the key. Just like we prime our... more info


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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


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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