Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
The Best Date Bar In South Yarra?

So you’ve done the impossible. You’ve moved past the awkward small talk, coordinated schedules and now you’ve got that first date coming up. Great; except you have to pick the bar, not so great. It has to be cool and fun, yet somehow still relaxed? So much pressure! Don’t stress, we’ve got you covered with... more info


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Nightclub Downstairs, Band Room Upstairs. Cool Grungy Nightclub in Carlton

Once an old church which was initially built back in 1835, Queensberry St now holds itself to an exciting dance club, Colour. The cool and grungy landscape has been home to many cool clubs in the past, lastly being known as Yours&Mine. It has now been taken over by former gig bookers and current DJ’s,... more info


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VAMFF 101 – Pairing Food and Fashion

Ready to turn heads as you strut to Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2020, but not sure what is your style? VAMFF has teamed up with some of Melbourne’s best bars and restaurants to bring you some incredible deals inspired by the festival. We know you’re all lazy so we’ve put together what we like to... more info


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Is This Bayside’s Best Bar and Beer Garden?

With Sonder’s sleek modern interior and queues out the door, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s located on Flinders Lane rather than in the heart of Melbourne’s Bayside. The Bentleigh bar opened in 2018 to a captive audience of south-eastern locals fed-up with travelling into the CBD to find somewhere to drink. Enter, Sonder. If... more info


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Brunswick Street Eats For Every Day Of The Week

Spending the day on Brunswick street? In the mood for treating yourself (again)? No matter what day you’re there, we’ve got you covered on the must have spots that won’t break the bank. Monday > The Fitz  347 Brunswick St, Fitzroy The Fitz softens the blow of your Monday morning whether you’re running in to grab... more info


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West Side’s Best Kept Secret – a Vintage Beer Garden, Op Shop Bar and Social Enterprise in One

Tucked off Footscray’s Moreland Street is the secluded garden oasis that is Lickety Split. Blink and you’ll miss it, this west side hidden gem is home to Melbourne’s first op-shop bar, a vintage inspired alfresco beer garden, a vegan food truck, Shuffle boards, a pop-up bike workshop and some esteemed neighbours. As you duck through... more info


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Grab Your Next Coffee From This Hole-in-the-Wall Brunswick Cafe

For most of us, our local cafe is like a home away from home. But for the Sullivan McNeill’s, this took on a whole new level of significance when they decided to start operating a cafe out of their living room window.   In answer to the city’s insatiable call for new and innovative coffee... more info


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Blink And You’ll Miss This Awesome Loft-Style Venue Hidden On High Street!

Take a wander off Chapel Street, turn the corner onto High Street, and find your new favourite hidden loft-style cocktail bar, Galah. Enter through the boutique bottle shop down stairs, and head to the upstairs bar which provides a delightful setting for late afternoon drinks, then transforms to an ambient and intimate space as the sun... more info


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Amazing Wood Fired Pizza At This Authentic Italian Restaurant with a Twist

This little, hard to find food truck is worth the travel. Down the side streets of Pascoe Vale off Sydney Road, Ciccio Pizza is the perfect place to enjoy some authentic wood fired pizzas during summer. This converted shipping container it fitted with a large wood fire oven used to make their delicious pizzas and... more info


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Have A Tea Party At This Alice in Wonderland Themed Cafe!

If you consider yourself ‘curious and curiouser’ and perhaps even a little bit ‘mad’, begin your journey to The Hatter and the Hare where you’ll be taken on a trip to Alice’s Wonderland. Located in an unassuming, industrial part of Bayswater, this not-so-hidden gem boasts and indoor hanging garden as well as a huge dining... more info


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4 Glamorous Venues for Your Dream Christmas Function

With four function venues in Sydney and a multitude of rooms available for event hire, Navarra Venues can provide you with the perfect place to host an eloquent corporate Christmas party.  From $90 per person, enjoy some delicious food and drinks to celebrate the end of the year surrounded by friends and family at one of... more info


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This Luxe Pub is Ready for Your Next Event

Sitting at the intersection of South Dowling and Flinders Streets it’s easy for the unfamiliar eye to skim over the humble brown building that houses The Taphouse. Step inside however and you’ll discover one of the Sydney bar scene’s best-kept secrets. Dating as far back as 1878 when it was first known as the Palace... more info


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Bop and Jive at Bird’s Basement Jazz Venue

Fancy yourself as a jazzy guy? A bit of a hep cat? A big band Betty? A lover of jazz? If you identify as one, or all, of these, Bird’s Basement is where you need to be. One of Melbourne’s best live music hotspots, Bird’s Basement has been spreading the good vibes since 2016. Even though... more info


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The Ultimate CBD Venue Destination for your Next Event

Set in the cosmopolitan heart of Flinders Lane, Garden State is a multifaceted, beautiful assemblage of spaces that will definitely take you on a wondrous adventure that encompasses full grown trees and illuminous, glowing pendant lighting. Each setting has their own personality, signature stylings and work together to creative a stunning maze of modern spaces.... more info


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Collingwood’s Favourite Vegan Pizzeria Opens Its Doors In Prahran

Following their Smith Street success, the cult favourite pizzeria have just opened their doors to the south siders. Currently open 5-10pm Wednesdays through to Sundays, the new location at 260 Chapel Street Prahran is already welcoming a sea of regulars and newcomers alike.  Fitted with vintage style vinyl booths and a spacious set up for... more info


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Satisfy those Pizza cravings at this South Melbourne Italian Restaurant

A charismatic escape away from the hectic streets of South Melbourne, Mister Margherita is the kind of restaurant you can expect to see a chef making a pizza whilst singing along to That’s Amore. The outside light infiltrates through the windows, which brightens and fills the space during the day, and creates a moody, atmospheric... more info


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South Yarra Rooftop, Cocktail Lounge, Bar and Dining All in One Venue

From the outside, The Osborne Rooftop and Bar could have passed as any ol’ south-side hotel. Plonked on the corner of Osborne St and Commercial Rd, with a history dating back to the early 1900’s, the humble white brickwork gave no hint of the charm concealed beyond. But, the second the front door swings open, I’m... more info


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Melbourne’s Newest Burger Joint With A Sustainable Twist

Please note: Henry’s Burgers is now permanently closed. Brunswick Street’s esteemed strip of vegan eateries just got its newest addition, and it’s changing the fast food game. Dubbed ‘New world Burgers’, Henry’s Burgers are reinventing what we all know and love with house made, plant-based substitutes, and there’s no compromise on taste. Incorporating only sustainable ingredients into... more info


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A Taste of Latin America Comes to Prahran

Casa N.O.M. Bar y Restaurante has just arrived in Prahran, offering Latin-American foods among the cultural boutiques of Greville Street. Nicholas and Thomas Welch are the talented brothers that brought us The White Oaks Saloon and The Silverlake Social. Both venues represent the Southern States and Southern California respectively. But Casa N.O.M. is your chance to... more info


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Collins Street Has A New Vegan Wine & Salad Bar

After their opening night just a few weeks ago, Home Vegan Bar are the newest addition and flagship location to the Home Pressed Juices family. A quick two minute walk from Southern Cross station, the new kids on the block are decked out with not only a fixed menu but a fresh salad bar, vegan... more info


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Spend Date Night Harbour-Side With Sydney’s Top Australian Eatery

Nestled within Sydney’s acclaimed Cockle Bay, Blackbird Cafe is a top Modern Australian Eatery, showcasing an extensive menu of simple yet classic dishes. The relaxing atmosphere and greenery surrounding this space hasn’t been lost in the buzz of being a cafe, restaurant, bar and function venue, in fact Blackbird pulls it off pretty well. As you... more info


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5 Pet-Friendly Cafes to Take Your Pooch This Winter

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you and your four-legged friend have to stay inside all the time! Take some time out this winter to discover some of the best dog-friendly cafés and bars in and around Melbourne. Welcome To Thornbury 520 High Street, Northcote  The premiere permanent food truck park (and second largest... more info


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This Parisian-Style Brasserie Is Our New Late-Night Love Affair

Practice your French pronunciations – Bar Margaux, a New York-inspired French brasserie, has just arrived on Lonsdale Street. Owners Michael Madrusan and his wife Zara wanted a venue that reflects the Parisian-style brasseries from New York. So they collaborated with the interior designer of BAR studio, Deanie Madrusan, to bring Melbournians this dim-lit, 100-seat bar. It boasts checkered black and white... more info


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4 Cosy Boozy Dining Spots To Keep You Warm This Winter

Looking for somewhere cosy, warm, or otherwise aesthetically pleasing to dine at this winter? Need a place to take your cutie on a cold winter’s day or night? Crawl out from under your doona and look no further as we have compiled some of the cosiest cafes and restaurants that Sydney and its surrounds has... more info


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This Inner-City Brewery & Distillery Can Transform Into Your Ideal Function Venue

There’s a lot more than meets the eye at The Craft & Co. The impressive Collingwood operation is first and foremost a brewery and distillery, where the team are wholly immersed in crafting unique drinking experiences. But what you might not know is that when these guys aren’t producing award-winning beer & spirits, they’re producing... more info


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This Lush French Indochine Restaurant Is A Boozy Tropical Paradise

As we approach winter, it can be easy to want to escape to the warmer, tropical countries of the world. Well, look no further than Bang Bang – a restaurant that exudes the buzzing atmosphere of South Eastern paradises. Nestled in the heart of Elsternwick, Bang Bang oozes all things exciting and playful. Reminiscent of... more info


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Looking For A Function Space With The Wow Factor? This Hidden Gem Will Have You Covered

Have you been stressing about trying to find that perfect function space for your EOFY event? Or planning way ahead and getting ready for that epic Christmas party? Look no further because the fun and fabulous Bobby McGee’s will have you sorted! Be ready to wow your guests with a venue space like no other... more info


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Take Your Upcoming Private Dining Function To The Next Level At One Of These Kensington St Hotspots

The months are flying by faster and faster, meaning that that upcoming special event on your mind is getting closer. Every unforgettable event starts with a spectacular venue, so we have compiled a list of some remarkable Kensington St function spaces to help you plan your next festivity. Olio Level 2, 2/10 Kensington St, Chippendale ... more info


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This versatile warehouse space could be what you’ve been searching for

Centrally located in the heart of South Melbourne, sits an exclusive venue that will quickly become your dream function space. OneSevenOne is the perfect place for cocktail parties of up to 100 and has room for guests to sit, stand, drink, dance and all that jazz. The OneSevenOne function space boasts a hard to find... more info


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Sushi Boats Are A Thing And They’ve Just Landed In Melbourne’s CBD

I’m sure you’ve all gotten together with your friends at some point for some scrumptious sushi at a Kaitenzushi restaurant, or better known as a sushi train. They’re super popular and slightly gimmicky but that’s okay because it’s so fun and entertaining. Sushi Boto is a new CBD restaurant that’s popped up at St Collins... more info


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One To Try: An Urban Japanese Restaurant Tucked Down The Backstreets Of Prahran

Located on Greville St in Prahran sits Tokosan – a contemporary street-style Japanese restaurant, that’ll have you feeling like you’ve been whisked away to the streets of Tokyo. This Japanese hideout is decked out in only the most traditional Japanese memorabilia, including vibrant colourful umbrellas, neon signs and a cocktail list named entirely after Kill... more info


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Meet the 2-in-1 rooftop bar and meatery taking over Swanston Street

First came Dexter, the original ‘meat project’ from Adam Goldblatt, Tom and Sam Peasnell. Then came Takeaway Pizza, a cocktail bar and late night restaurant offering a fresh take on American style pizza. Now, the talented trio have two new additions to their impressive line-up of stylish eateries, introducing Cheek and Peaches on Swanston Street.... more info


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Why The Espy Is Where You Should Host Your Next Shindig

We’re sure by now you’re well aware that The Hotel Esplanade has come back with a bang. After a two-year renovation this iconic venue has quickly become one of Melbourne’s dining and drinking hot spots and we’re here to tell you how you can make this place your own. Hotel Esplanade, or if you’re a true... more info


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Host Your Next Party At One Of These 7 Popular Function Venues

We know it’s March and that EOFY and Christmas parties are the last thing on your mind… BUT if you want your function to wow your guests we suggest you book now. You’ve probably been to these popular Melbourne bars and restaurants in the past, but you’ve never seen them in event-mode like this before…... more info


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This New Hawthorn Eatery is Turning Heads with Loaded Parmas & 40+ Local Craft Beers

If you’ve been tirelessly searching for the best parmas in Melbourne then check out this new contender to the game. Located on Glenferrie Road is Parmas & Pints; it’s a charming restaurant and bar that’s only recently popped up but is slowly and surely creating a name for itself. Walking in you instantly get a sense... more info


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Cancel Your Friday Night Plans and Head to this Plush 1980’s Miami Disco-Inspired Club

The Flamingo Lounge in Potts Point only opened its doors less than two years ago but has already created a household name for itself. It’s an exclusive bar and club to go to experience the best of Sydney’s nightlife. Reminiscent of the 1980s classic Miami bar glamour, Flamingo Lounge offers its guests a sophisticated atmosphere... more info


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PSA: Serotonin Eatery Just Dropped A Brand New Menu Guaranteed To Put A Smile On Your Dial

Welcome to Serotonin Eatery, a place where happiness is the main priority. The menu is carefully curated to help promote the release of serotonin, a chemical in the brain that plays such an important role within the body, affecting mood, appetite, digestion, bone health, sleep and even sex. The owner behind Serotonin is trying to inspire... more info


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This Enchanting Bar in Windsor is Serving Fairy-Tale Themed Cocktails on its New Menu

Well known and well loved, The Woods of Windsor is a unique bar in comparison to its competitors on Chapel St due to the feeling it ignites within you; it’s as if you’ve been transported to a speakeasy in the 1930’s and you should be removing your fur coat to show off some extravagant outfit... more info


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Party 86 Levels From the Ground At This Sky-high Function Venue

Looking to take an event to the next level? Look no further than Studio, Sydney Tower! As Sydney’s highest event space and bar, let its breathtaking, panoramic views of Sydney’s glistening waters and high-rise skyscrapers do the talking, and take your next event to new heights. Located right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, it’s... more info


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The Hidden Speakeasy You Didn’t Know About In South Yarra’s Jam Factory

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 Chapel St served as a brewery for the first 20 years of its existence. Hard... more info