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Going to The Fringe Festival? Check Out These Restaurants Before Your Show!

It’s time once again to revel in the weirdness and uniqueness of Melbourne. Running from September 12th to the 29th, the annual Melbourne Fringe Festival is bigger and better in 2019. There are over 400 exciting and strange acts and shows which range from stand-up comedy to drag shows. There’s even a show in which... more info


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Melbourne Fringe Festival Is Back!

Witness the Melbourne Fringe Festival transform the city into an artistic platform that presents 450+ works in 170+ venues from over 3,000 artists. From September 12th – 29th 2019, the festival will hold events that pushes and breaks artistic boundaries and inspire new ideas. Participants will be tested outside of their comfort zones – transforming... more info


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OZ Comic-Con Sydney Double Pass Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY TIME! WIN A DOUBLE PASS TO OZ COMIC CON IN SYDNEY BY TAGGING WHO YOU WOULD TAKE IN OUR FACEBOOK POST! Enter Here After a successful event in Melbourne, the ultimate celebration of pop-culture returns to Sydney on the 28th-29th September! Oz Comic-Con is Australia’s largest pop-culture convention where fans of comics, anime, manga,... more info


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Asian Night Markets Return to Queen Victoria Market

There is no need to pack your bags and fly overseas because for a second year in a row the Hawker 88 Night Market is back at Queen Vic Market. You will have definitely have a multifaceted, cultural experience where you can enjoy all that Asian bars and restaurants have to offer at this market. Every Wednesday... more info


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Its the F*cking Catalina Wine Mixer

Call it a nation-wide collaboration if you will, Welcome to Thornbury and South Australia’s Howard Vineyard are bringing the biggest (or smallest) event of the year to our beloved north-side food truck park, on the 14th of September. A perfect opportunity to have a few wines wearing a Captain’s hat, there will be a massive... more info


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5 Things To Do For Father’s Day in Melbourne

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and for most of us this means frantically looking for a way to show the big man how much he means to you. But instead of serving up the remnants of charcoaled toast in bed with a side of crumbs tossed through every sheet crevice, why not let... more info


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White Night Reimagined Re-Introduces Itself to Melbourne

Get ready to engage all five of your senses as Melbourne celebrates performance art, music and food across three nights in August. From Thursday the 22nd – Saturday the 24th  of August (this weekend), you will witness the city host large-scale performances, culinary/music offerings and art installations. This iconic event has undergone a transformation and will re-introduce itself to... more info


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Win A Double-Pass For Underground Cinema’s Opening Night In Melbourne

*GIVEAWAY TIME! WE HAVE A DOUBLE PASS TO GIVE TO A LUCKY WINNER TO ATTEND UNDERGROUND CINEMA’S OPENING NIGHT IN MELBOURNE* Head to the Hidden City Secrets Facebook page, like the post about the event 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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31 Hot Chocolates in 31 Days? Challenge Accepted

ATTENTION ALL CHOCCY LOVERS! It’s that time of year again, the annual Hot Chocolate Festival has reared its delicious head. Prepare your chocoholic stomachs for all sorts of delicious and twisted flavours to escape the winter chill this August. Held in three regional Victorian chocolateries in the Yarra Valley, the Mornington Peninsula and the Great... more info


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Melbourne’s Favourite Modern Mexican and Barbecue Restaurants Team Up for One Day Only

ANECDOTE TIME: On a weekend away, one of my friends – you know that friend who always gives the best food recommendations – recommended a restaurant. She said that it was AMAZING and so YUMMY! She gave this place her gold stamp of approval and now I am telling you about their collaborative night that is... more info


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Dating With Dogs Is Officially a Thing and It’s Coming To Your Fave Dog-Friendly Pub

If you’ve thrown in the towel on the horrific dating scene of 2019 and resigned yourself to a life of solitude with your cavoodle, Shamus, as the ‘only soul mate you need’ – then hear me out. The National Hotel have joined teams with The Social Dog Company to bring you ‘Dating with Dogs’, a... more info


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Victoria’s Largest Independent Gin Distillery is Opening in Melbourne’s CBD

Gin is one of those stylish, sophisticated, damn delicious spirits that we often turn to in our hour of need – aka Happy Hour – and in early September this year, Victoria’s largest independent gin distillery, Patient Wolf Distilling Co, will open their doors in Southbank. Fulfilling their purpose and motto, “Made by hand. Made... more info


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A Euro Disco Themed Night Market Is Happening In A Top CBD Laneway Every Friday This July

Say goodbye to the working week in true 70’s style, this year’s ever-loved European Night Market is set to be a success. Head down to Madame Brussels Lane in the CBD from 5-10pm every Friday night this July to indulge in some of Melbourne’s most prized food stalls and luminous homegrown entertainment. After soaring numbers... more info


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Get Free 23 Karat Gold Wings At NeNe Chicken This Saturday

Get ready to strike gold at everyone’s favourite Korean fried chicken outlet to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day! NeNe Chicken is delivering a gold rush to five stores around Australia from 12 noon on Saturday the 6th of July, with free original wingettes and drummettes being served to the first 100 lucky people in line.... more info


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Get Free 23 Karat Gold Wings At NeNe Chicken This Saturday

Get ready to strike gold at everyone’s favourite Korean fried chicken outlet to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day! NeNe Chicken is delivering a gold rush to five stores around Australia from 12 noon on Saturday the 6th of July, with free original wingettes and drummettes being served to the first 100 people in line. These... more info


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Celebrate Negroni Week In Style With These 7 Sydney CBD Bars & Restaurants

This year, Negroni Week is taking place around seven of Sydney’s most top rated CBD restaurants and is a celebration of the timeless cocktail. Running from the 24th to the 30th of June 2019, this boozy week will be supporting OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity. One dollar from every Negroni sold will be donated,... more info


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$66 Ultimate Meat-Lover Lunchtime Feast At This Richmond Asian Fusion Restaurant

Get ready to realize your meat-lover dreams at Kong BBQ’s Ribs and Wings event on Saturday 22nd June 2019. This compact food space is a funky ex-warehouse with an industrial décor and for the very first time, they are hosting the ultimate meat-lover lunchtime feast! For $66pp, you and your rib-and-wing-loving friends can feed on Korean-Japanese fusion... more info


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Get In Loser, Because Mean Girls Trivia Is Happening At This Underground Bar

Grab your Gretchen and Karen and make your way down to Flinders Lane on Monday 17th of June for The Mill House‘s Mean Girls Trivia night. Registration kicks off at 6pm but with happy hour from 4-7pm, it’d be rude not to venture down a little earlier to make the most of a few ‘On Wednesday’s... more info


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All-Australian Boozy Brunch With Bottomless Bellinis at This Waterfront Bar

Melbourne CBD’s hidden gem, Pilgrim, is shaking those winter blues by hosting their very own take on bottomless brunch. Introducing Pilgrim Picnics – two hours of an all-Australian selection of cured meats and local cheeses and a delicious spread of sustainable shared plates. And did we mention endless peachy cocktails? Catering to bookings of 12-40... more info


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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