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This Melbourne Bar Is Transforming Into An Apres Ski lodge For Winter!

Kick start your winter at Melbourne Public, as they transform into a ski lodge pop-up (Mont Plonk) for a second season. From the 14th June – 28th of July, This South Wharf bar and dining room are transforming their terrace into a ski lodge pop-up, meaning you can enjoy an authentic après-ski experience slap-bang in the middle... more info


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A 4-Level CBD Bar Is Doing Curry And Karaoke Sunday Seshes For a Limited Time

Everyone’s favourite secret Karaoke bar, Heroes, is back at it again with a new Sunday night event, its chill enough to not leave you feeling too dusty on Monday morning but still the perfect way to end your weekend with a bang. If you’ve been to Heroes before then you’ve probably heard about their epic... more info


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This Sydney Wine Festival Will Let You Sample Over 20 Of Australia’s Best Wines

Come and be a part of Australia’s most respected wine awards, at The Young Gun of Wine People’s Choice Tasting in collaboration with Best Cellars. It’s all happening on Thursday 30 May…for one night only, you’ll be able to taste Australia’s best wines from the 2019 Final 12 cohort. Young Gun of Wine knows a... more info


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Treat Mum This Mother’s Day At Melbourne’s Best Dessert Spots

Nothing says Mother’s Day like indulging in a few sweet treats at some of Melbourne’s most iconic restaurants and eateries. So we’ve made a list of the top 5 dessert spots where you can celebrate with mum while satisfying your sweet tooth. 400 Gradi Brunswick, Crown, Eastland and Essendon Everyone’s favourite Italian haven is promising... more info


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Win a year’s supply of beer at this Richmond Pub!

As many of you already know, Good Beer Week is returning for its eighth glorious year. The annual festival will be running from the 10th to 19th of May and celebrates the best beer the local community has to offer. This Good Beer Week, you can join Collingwood craft beer kings Fixation Brewing at the... more info


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ICYMI: Your Fave Northside Venue Is Throwing A Chilli Fest This Weekend

With the winter chill sinking in, Welcome To Thornbury’s Hot Sauce and Chilli Festival has landed just in time to heat things up for Melbournians. Returning for yet another year and promising to bring the heat, the food festival celebrates the hottest locally-made sauces and spiciest foods from across Melbourne. There’ll be an extensive hot... more info


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What’s On in Melbourne: Your Guide to The End Of April

April is quickly coming to a close, meaning some of our fave pop up restaurants, festivals and events are quickly coming and going. In saying this, we have put together some upcoming events that should definitely be on your radar before the month comes to a close. Espresso Yourself Festival 448-462 Mount Alexander Road, Ascot... more info


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Australia’s Ultimate Beer, Cider & Food Fest is Coming To Sydney This Winter

Time to gather your drinking buddies because world renowned beer festival GABS (otherwise known as The Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular) is happening soon. Kicking of the month on the 1st of June, GABS will be held at the beautiful Sydney Showgrounds with two boozy 5-hour sessions taking place on the day. Boasting a line up... more info


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Australia’s Ultimate Beer, Cider & Food Fest Is Coming To Melbourne This May

Time to gather your drinking buddies because world renowned beer festival GABS (otherwise known as The Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular) is less than a month away. Set to take place at Melbourne’s stunning Royal Exhibition Building, GABS will run all weekend from Friday the 17th of May through to Sunday the 19th 2019. Boasting a... more info


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This Sydney restaurant is offering 10-cent dumplings for one day only!

If you consider yourself a dumpling addict this one-day-only dumpling event is not one to miss. Round up those silver coins you collected over the weekend, and head down to The Argyle on the 23rd of April to in indulge in a feast of affordable and delicious dumplings. Choose from prawn, pork and vegetable dumpling... more info


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Melbourne International Comedy Festival In Review

And that’s a wrap! It’s been a hilarious, feel-good three and a half weeks with 2019’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Running for its 33rd year, the event provided its fair share of deep belly laughs, tears and non-stop entertainment. Here is a recap of some of our favourite shows; some that have gone past, others... more info


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Arbory Is Hosting An Exclusive Anzac Day Breakfast Bonanza

With most of us getting caught up in all the Easter commotion, it’s easy to forget that a very important historical day takes place in April too. This Thursday the 25th of April is Anzac Day, and to celebrate the national day of remembrance one of Melbourne’s most treasured waterside venues is opening its doors... more info


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Jagermeister Are Collaborating With Aussie Artists To Throw An Epic Party

Everyone’s favourite liqueur Jägermeister are going through a bit of a revamp with their branding and to celebrate they’ve been hosting a range of unique events, collaborating with creative and successful Australian artists that align with their new image. Jägermeister are on a journey to revolutionise their brand and take it from the party-inspired jäger-bomb,... more info


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This Italian restaurant is inviting you & your pooch to a beer, spritz & pizza party

Attention all dog lovers: Clear your calendars, because you and your pooch are invited to a beer and pizza party at Ciao Cucina. In the heart of Port Melbourne lies Ciao Cucina, a casual yet stylish Italian restaurant. On Sunday 14th of April they are opening their doors for you and your fury friends, and promising a... more info


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This Prahran Wine Festival Will Let You Sample Over 100 Aussie Wines

It’s back! The Young Gun of Wine Top 50 Winemakers is making another appearance after a sell-out event last year. If you’re not sure what everyone’s talking about – here’s the quick rundown:  50 of Australia’s best young winemakers all in one place, with 100 of their wines for you to taste. Young Gun of... more info


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This Top Chinese Restaurant & Neil Perry Have Teamed Up To Create An Innovative New Menu

Acclaimed Chinese restaurant Spice Temple are mixing things up in an exceptional way by combining their regional Chinese cuisine with unique native Australian ingredients such as Salt Bush, Warrigal Greens and Davidson Plum, to create a diverse new menu. To celebrate this first directional change in their ten years and in collaboration with Neil Perry,... more info


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Chocolate Margaritas Exist and This Tex-Mex Restaurant Is Serving Them For 1 Month Only!

Calling all chocolate lovers! We know you’re already having your fair share of delectable chocolate hot cross buns and Creme Eggs in the lead up to Easter, but things are about to get a whole lot sweeter with El Camino’s new chocolate-infused margaritas! Well known for its pops of colour and electric vibes, El Camino... more info


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Our Top 6 Picks Of The Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is back again for its 33rd year and we understand that the choices can be overwhelming when it comes to deciding on who you’re going to see… So we’ve done the hard yards for you and have chosen 6 of our top comedy acts of the festival! We’ve also paired... more info


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ICYMI: Belles Hot Chicken’s Japanese pop up has only a few days remaining

Cure your travel bug and take a 12-day virtual trip to Japan at Belles Hot Chicken with a limited time menu – featuring authentic Japanese flavours with a twist. This 12 day menu will feature at all 3 Sydney stores in Barangaroo, Forest Lodge and Haymarket. Having deeply explored Japan and its culinary creations, one dish... more info


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A Japanese-Inspired Menu Is Taking Over Belles Hot Chicken For 12 Days Only

Take a 12-day virtual trip to Japan at Belles Hot Chicken with a limited time menu featuring authentic Japanese flavours with a twist. Having deeply explored Japan and its culinary creations, one dish keeps Chef Morgan McGlone going back for more. The katsu sandwich. Traditionally made with juicy pork cutlets that are breaded and served... more info


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There’s A Vegan 7-course Thai Banquet Coming That You Do Not Want To Miss

It’s back – and better than ever! BangPop’s famous 7 course Thai banquet is happening again… and yep, it’s all vegan. Found in the heart of Melbourne, BangPop brings flavourful, Thai dishes to life in South Wharf, with pink sunset skies and waterfront views. This funky restaurant adopts a chilled attitude and good vibes only,... more info


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PSA: The Vic Night Markets Are Now Hosting A European Street Party For A Limited Time

Surprise! Wednesday nights at the Vic Markets are about to get a whole lot better, with European themed stalls and entertainment. It promises an abundance of vibrant European flavour and fun, and celebrates Europe’s unique characteristics, cultures and traditions. Launching on the 10th April until the 8th May, you can expect 5 weeks of hearty... more info


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The Top Events To Help Plan An Epic Labour Day Weekend

We think a 3 day weekend is something to get excited about, especially when there’s so many amazing events happening around our beautiful city. Here, we’ve devised a list of all the best ways to spend the Labour Day Long Weekend that’ll have you savouring every moment. Sunday Sessions at Melbourne Public  11 Dukes Walk, South... more info


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Everyone’s Favourite Mexican Restaurant Is Holding a Pop Up Rooftop Cinema Until The End Of March!

In Mexico “fonda” translates to a home that has been opened up to the community and serves up delicious food that is made with love. This was the ethos behind creating restaurant Fonda Mexican, according to its founders Tim McDonald and Dave Youl. All Mexican lovers know and adore Fonda; it’s a great restaurant that’s... more info


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Join this American inspired Prahran bar for a month of March Madness!

Located in the heart of Prahran and on vibrant Greville Street is American inspired bar and restaurant, White Oaks Saloon. Named after the New Mexico town White Oaks, this bar brings together a wide range of craft beers, wines, spirits and cocktails that are unique to the USA. If this sounds everything you’ve been searching... more info


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These Are The Top 6 Free Events You NEED To Attend At The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is back for its 27th year and there are over 250 events happening all over Melbourne and Victoria from March 8th until the 24th. The choices are overwhelming and some are quite expensive, so if you’re not the kind of person that can fork out $425 for a fancy... more info


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Win 1 x DOUBLE PASS to Electric Gardens Festival in Sydney!

We’re giving away 2 tickets to Electric Gardens Festival in Sydney! To enter, head to our Hidden City Secrets Facebook page or simply click below. All you have to do is ‘like’ the post and ‘tag’ who you would take in the comments! ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY HERE TO WIN 2 FREE TICKETS Electric Gardens Festival... more info


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This Award Winning Japanese Restaurant Is Holding Weekly BYO Nights!

“It’s BYO!” is usually a statement your mate posts as their ‘Party’ event status or something you text your buddies to let them know your fav’ Japanese restaurant is holding epic deals. But it is no longer exclusive to house parties and china town. Over the summer time period, award winning bar and restaurant Saké are... more info


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Expect French Indochina Cuisine At This New Rooftop Restaurant & Bar In The CBD

Red Piggy is Melbourne’s newest and most exciting rooftop restaurant and bar located on the corner of Swanston Street and Little Bourke Street in Melbourne’s CBD. It’s delicious, it’s affordable and most importantly, it’s instaworthy (maybe not most importantly, but you get what we’re saying). Red Piggy opened its doors in October of this year,... more info


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Get Ready for a Boozy Brunching Bonanza at The Emerson

Just when you thought brunch couldn’t get any better, The Emerson goes and one ups every other brunch offer in the game with their Bottomless Cocktail Brunch. Yes that’s right you heard us, ‘cocktail brunch’! This time the classic mimosas won’t be the only thing on the menu. Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 3pm... more info


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Make your NYE a Starry one on the rooftop of The Albion!

For the very first time ever, The Albion and Grey Goose are inviting you to ring in the new year with them at their Starry Night New Year’s Eve bash!   This party is expected to be absolutely huge, and with the packages they’ve got on offer, you’ll soon see why everyone will be spending... more info


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Mark This 1-Day Gin Festival On Your Calendar ASAP!

There’s an old saying. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Well we beleive in the updated version of this adage; when life gives you lemons (or limes in this case), you make a gin and tonic. And apparently we’re not the only ones who feel this way, cause the good people of The... more info


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Start the New Year Right at these Ultra Cool Sydney NYE Parties

Sick of the same old routine when it comes to New Year’s? Tired of those intense crowds and feelings of being squished? Well today is your lucky day friend cause we have compiled a groovy list of Sydney’s best parties and events to go to to ring in the New Year! They’re fun, funky and... more info


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The Vic Markets Is Putting Together a Jolly Christmas Market This December

It’s that time of year again! Santa Claus is on his way, everyone is trying to get on his good list and you better believe he’ll be checking it twice. Christmas is our favourite time of year and we love getting into the festive spirit, and so does the Queen Victoria Market! Melbourne, you’re in... more info


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A Canadian Themed, Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Is Coming To Melbourne For The First Time Ever

Never seen before but coming soon, Melbourne is welcoming its first summer ice rink for Christmas! Air Canada have partnered with the Queen Victoria Market for the Air Canada Ice Rink from the 1st to the 24th of December 2018. All market shoppers will be invited to get their skates on and join the fun... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

Christmas festivities by the water, free films and lunch by the pool, this upcoming summer season is set to be epic. Gin on the Lawn at Chiswick  65 Ocean St, Woollahra 2025 Fancy a fresh, crisp gin this summer? Where charm, memorable food and gin unite, Chiswick Woollahra and Bombay Sapphire welcome you to Gin on... more info


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Win 1 x Double Pass to St Kilda’s Outdoor Cinema!

The perfect summer night has got to be cuddling up with a friend or partner, drinking a bottle of wine, and watching the latest blockbuster hit. That already sounds amazing, but what if I then told you, you could do all that but in the twilight atmosphere of an outdoor cinema? The warm, sunset atmosphere... more info


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This Place is Hosting BYO boozy workshops and classes

It’s always been forced upon us that ‘learning is fun’, and it’s true that learning can be fun, but when it’s pitted against going out with friends and letting loose it can’t even compare. But never fear, evolution is here. Learning has evolved, and right here in Sydney you can now enjoy Classes with Glasses,... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

It’s that time of year again, where the weather gets hotter, holidays are a little longer and theres plenty to do and plenty to see. We know it can get stressful to manage life in this period, but fret not dear friends! We’ve compiled a list of the top things to do this upcoming week... more info


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Snatch an express lunch at this top Prahran steakhouse for just $30

$30 doesn’t sound like a lot of money, especially when it comes to ordering a hearty meal at Melbourne’s top restaurants. But never fear, Angus & Bon are here! And they come bearing a wonderful lunch deal that you ought to try before it’s too late. On Thursdays and Fridays, for a mere $30, they... more info