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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


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Our Top Picks You Have To See At Melbourne Music Week This Year

It’s that time of year again, where Melbourne hosts a nine-day celebration in honour of the city’s world-renowned music scene. Melbourne Music Week 2018 is held from the 16th to the 24th of November and features intimate, interactive experiences in non-traditional venues to headline performances at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Music Week has performances for... more info


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Calling all Jerry and Elaine wannabes, The Millhouse is doing Seinfeld Trivia!

Question time. What is the name of George Costanza’s alias? What is Kramer’s first name? And what two moves does Elaine’s dancing consist of? If you knew the answers to any or all of these questions, your time to shine has come my friend! The Millhouse is the name, and Seinfeld trivia is the game!... more info


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This Riverside Restaurant is Putting a Spin on your Fave White Wine

If your palette has not yet been matured to the tastes of a smooth red, and you exclusively drink whites much to the dismay of your wine-snob friends, wine-not (pun game on point) try this brand new concoction from the geniuses over at The Boatbuilders Yard? It’s called the Freezling and it’s here to slay.... more info


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Tex-Mex, Tequila, and Tacos are coming to Manly so get excited!

Heads up Sydney, a new rooftop Mexican bar is coming your way! For their very exciting opening weekend El Camino Cantina are throwing an amazing party that you wouldn’t want to miss! Opening on the new rooftop of Manly Wharf, El Camino are throwing a three-day weekend party! Starting on Friday the 9th through to... more info


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Here are the Most Un-pho-gettable Stalls at this Year’s Night Noodle Market

It’s almost that time of year again. No not Christmas silly, the Night Noodle Market is coming back to town! Every year hoards of hungry Melbournians swarm Birrarung Mar which has been transformed into a bustling Asian food extravaganza, all for a mouthful of some of the city’s tastiest, trendiest and prettiest meals on offer. For... more info


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Gather Your Mates Because We’ve Found Sydney’s Best Trivia Nights

Here at Hidden City Secrets we like to prioritize low risk, high reward situations, it’s only logical! Trivia Nights with your best pals at your local pub comfortably falls into this category, with cheap drinks, great banter and prizes. We’ve listed below 3 of the top weekly Trivia Nights in Sydney for you to enjoy!... more info


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Tis the Season to Throw a Christmas Party & We’ve Got the Best Venues Here!

The silly season is fast approaching, and if you have been appointed the task of organizing your workplace or family’s annual Christmas Party, not to fear, those midnight nightmares about function venues and canapes you wake up screaming from will soon be over for good! Check out some of Sydney’s best kept secrets with these... more info


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This CBD Bar is Throwing a big ol’ Birthday Bash for the Whole Of November

Get pumped guys, Melb’s fave Flinder’s Lane hang out spot, The Mill House, is back at it again! Everyone’s no. 1 spot for late night mischief has been slinging out the good times for 3 whole years now, and to celebrate their 3rd birthday, The Mill House, being the generous souls that they are are... more info


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What’s On Guide: Melbourne Cup Edition

Guys, it’s here. The race that stops the nation is back. But if, like us, you’re sick of those boring family Melb Cup parties and the tired BBQ’s, this list is right up your alley. Why not check out the race on a sunny rooftop bar or during a garden party? Want to know all... more info


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This Bikie Themed Cafe is Throwing an Exclusive Japanese Feast!

Deus Cafe, also accurately known as The House of Simple Pleasures, has been sating the appetites and caffeinated the souls of motorcyclists, artists, mothers and brothers of the inner west for over a decade. Now they are introducing a Japanese cuisine takeover hosted by an authentic Japanese biker, bringing Japan to you for one night... more info


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What’s On Guide: Melbourne Cup Edition

It’s that time of year again, The Melbourne Cup is coming back to town, and while we are all a little salty that the race that stops the nation takes place in the city of our arch nemesis, we still love to celebrate it in style. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the coolest... more info


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Melbourne’s Creepiest Festival Has Landed In Time For Halloween…

Spooktober is back to rampage the streets of St Kilda for its sixth year! Held at St. Kilda Town Hall, it is open from 4pm until late on Wednesday the 31st of October until Sunday the 4th of November. Last year the festival had 20,000+ visitors, so expect this year to be bigger and better... more info


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Your Guide To Whats On This Week

October is one hell of a busy month! The weather is finally starting to warm up and spring events are in full swing and summer time isn’t far away! Be sure to check out the cool things you can do in Sydney this month including celebrating Good Food Month and a night time bike ride... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

October is one hell of a busy month! The weather is finally starting to warm up, spring events are in full swing and summer time isn’t far away! Be sure to check out the cool things you can do in Melbourne this month including the Melbourne’s international arts festival, a floating bar and a free... more info


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This Rooftop Karaoke Bar is Having a Monthly Yum Cha Party

The sun is out in Melbs, meaning rooftop bars are a go! And what better way to start spring than with Heroes’ monthly rooftop Yum Cha party! Interested? Yeah us too! The Yum Cha Party starts on October 14th and is guaranteed to give you and your pals a good night and an even better... more info


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Win 1x Double Pass to Oktoberfest In The Gardens in Sydney!

Do you like spending an innocuous amount of time perfecting the perfect pigtail? Is your idea of a perfect day having a pint of beer the size of your head in your hands at all times? Do you enjoy wearing Bavarian themed costumes but find that modern day society is unaccepting of you style choices?... more info


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What’s On Guide: Oktoberfest Edition

Can you believe it’s already October? The year has flown by, but the good news is that October means Oktoberfest. So if you love putting on your lederhosen and drinking bier with your mates, October is surely your favourite month. Here are all the exciting, upcoming Oktoberfest events near you! Munich Brauhaus South Wharf 45... more info