Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Our Top Day Trip Destinations to Escape the City

So it’s been a long year no doubt! The suns finally coming out in Melbs and you’re looking to get out of the city because the traffic has been driving you bonkers and you’re looking for a quick escape. Firstly, same. Secondly, there’s no need to do any research because... 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... more info


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Best Venues in Melb to ho ho hold your next Christmas Function

Can you smell the chestnuts roasting? Can you hear the carolers singing? Can you taste that sweet sweet taste of Christmas pudding? Neither can we cause Aussie’s don’t really do that stuff BUT nevertheless the Christmas season will soon be upon us! And that means lots and lots of Yuletide... more info


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Delve into 1980’s France at this Melbourne Steakhouse

Experience the taste of France without having to book a flight as there’s a new French Steakhouse in Melbourne you have to try! Garçon Paris Steakhouse is here to set our taste buds alive with their Steakhouse Restaurant. Formerly Entrecôte on Alfred Place, Garçon brings a new edge to French food.... more info


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Everyone’s Favourite St Kilda Rooftop Bar Is Back With A Brand New Facelift

No longer under construction, Captain Baxter has taken on ‘New Year New Me’ harder than all of us with a fresh new look and kitchen team! The gorgeous St Kilda foreshore warmly welcomes back one of its favourite venues. Captain Baxter – The beachside restaurant and bar has returned with... 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... 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... more info


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Yummiest Dessert Bars in Melbourne to Sink your Teeth into!

Dentists look away (or look with delight cause this article could potentially get you more business tbh), because we have searched high and low and we have come up with what we think is the list to end all lists; the top 5 yummiest dessert bars in Melbourne to sink... 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!... more info


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Everyone’s favourite Richmond bar is throwing a week long party!

The folks over at The National Hotel in Richmond are inviting people from near and far to come boogie with them John Travolta style at their week-long celebration and launch of their new dining room this spring! The pan-Asian pub is located in the heart of Melbourne’s little Vietnam, on Victoria... more info


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Cheap All You Can Eat Sushi at Saké Restaurant & Bar

Chopsticks at the ready Melburnians! Saké Restaurant & Bar Flinders Lane is offering all you can eat sushi from Monday to Thursday for a limited time. Between 5pm and 6pm, guests can enjoy an unlimited selection of the restaurant’s classic sushi rolls including spicy tuna, salmon and avocado, chicken karaage... more info


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The best places to celebrate Grand Final Day in style

We know it’s come up fast, but the biggest day in the sports calendar for Melburnians is here, the AFL Grand Final! Whether you’re a football fan or not, Grand Final Day gives you a long weekend and an excuse to party. No matter who wins, fun is undeniably had... more info


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Here’s where to find Melbourne’s best cocktail happy hours

If you’re like me and love a good cocktail but hate the price-tag, these are the bars to venture to, to find the perfect blend of fruity heaven and cheap prices! Cocktail happy hours are most definitely a thing, and here is where to find the best variety, the best... more info


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Bring On Spontaneous Dates With These Affordable CBD Restaurants

Wanting to lengthen those tinder date drinks? Perhaps you’re starved and want to power up before a night out. Did you just run into your best friend from high school that you haven’t spoken to in years? Maybe you’re bonding over leaving an assignment to the last minute with someone... more info


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Win 1x Double Pass to Oktoberfest In The Gardens!

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... more info


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$5 Vegan Pizza, $10 Cocktails and $15 Jugs at new digs in St Kilda!

The management team behind Bimbos recent success on Brunswick St have now expanded their pizza-making ways to bring you Good Love. Nestled in the heart of St Kilda in the thriving district of Acland Street is where you can find the new digs. Good Love will feature a bar along with... more info


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These ‘good vibe’ bars were designed for chats, cocktails and chills

Is your idea of good vibes to wear an all-black ensemble, sitting in a rocking chair and stroking a cat whilst Metallica breaks the bass in the speakers? Or maybe your idea of a good time is a 2000 piece puzzle, some Irish coffee and silence so tranquil that you... more info


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These Eco-friendly Bars Have Ditched The Plastic Straw For Good

By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans. Scary right? And the most common plastic found on our beaches is one we always use without much thought. Plastic straws. Little plastic devils found in all our evening drinks, stuffed in dusty glasses on our favourite... more info


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Our Top 3 Picks You Don’t Want To Miss At This Year’s Fringe Fest

The Fringe Festival. You’ve probably heard of it or seen it around Melbourne in the past years but you still don’t really know what it is or how you can get involved. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. This festival is like no other. From the 13th until the 30th... more info


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This Middle Eastern Restaurant Is Dishing Up Award-Winning Falafels

If you are on the hunt for the best falafel Melbourne has to offer, look no further than Bekka. This hip new joint is exactly the pop of colour and flavour that Moonee Ponds locals have been looking for. Bekka has now answered the question “where should we eat?” for... more info


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Grab Free Hot Dogs For One Day Only At This German Beer Hall

Warning: This article contains fierce excitement and multitudes of exclamation points. Why the excessiveness, you may ask? Because free hot dogs ya’ll!!! The Bavarian is opening its doors for the first time in Highpoint Shopping Centre and they are celebrating with the deal of the century. On the 31st of... more info


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This Underground Nightclub is Throwing a Series of House Music Events

If you’re a fan of house music and you’re looking to start the month off with a bang, then we’ve got you covered! On September 1st, Hotel Barkly is blessing us with a night devoted to house music vibes only in their unique underground nightclub. With more nights like this to... more info


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This Michelin Star chef is slinging affordable Japanese-French fusion meals

When you think Michelin Star restaurant you instantly think waaay out of your budget right? Wrong! The beloved Japanese restaurant Tetsujin have collaborated with Michelin Awarded Japanese chef, Masahiko Yomoda to create a brand new lunch menu with prices ranging from only $9 to $25!! Eating well without breaking the... more info


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Pair Vegan Cheese & Exclusive Wines At This South Wharf Bar

This August, Bohemian Wine Bar is hosting a vegan cheese & wine pairing masterclass in partnership with The Vegan Dairy. For all those non-dairy diners out there, now is your chance to pair the worlds tastiest food with the worlds tastiest drink – and all with a clear conscience! Being hosted on... more info


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Windsor’s Brand New Greek Restaurant With A Modern Twist

Dreaming about summer in the Greek Islands? Don’t worry, we’ve found a bit of Greek paradise right here in Melbourne. Rebel Blue is the new kid on the block at the Windsor end of Chapel Street. In fact, Rebel Blue is the only Greek restaurant on Chapel Street, and it’s... more info


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The Mill House Is Hosting An ‘Office’ (U.S.) Themed Trivia Night

The Mill House, known for its eclectic bar and its location in an iconic heritage listed building, is hosting a night of trivia for all those die-hard ‘Office’ (U.S.) fans out there. Whether you love the crazy antics of Michael Scott or you’re more of a kind-hearted Jim Halpert-type, there’ll... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

We are already over half way into the year and what have you accomplished? Not much? Don’t fret, we’ve found 5 events this week that’ll get you doing things that you can brag about on social media (because that’s what life is about, right…) Big Smoke BBQ Pop-Up 4 Joyner... more info


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This Chapel St Bar Boasts $1 Dumplings & An Extensive Japanese Spirits List

Some of the best places to enjoy a drink also happen to be a little quieter, and perhaps a little harder to find. Just like any other good hole-in-the-wall, Zhou Zhou has a distinct personality, taking its inspiration from 1930s-style Shanghai drinking dens. With over 50 Asian craft beers, an... more info


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One Night Only: All You Can Eat Dumplings For Just $20!

What’s better than dumplings? All you can eat dumplings! But wait, it gets better… All you can eat dumplings for only $20!!! After the overwhelming popularity of their first event, The National Hotel in Richmond has brought back the 2-hour one night special. They have united all different Asian cuisines to... more info


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Could This Be One Of Melbourne’s Most Authentic Chinese Restaurants?

An old tea warehouse transformed into what we think is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Melbourne. David’s is a top-notch eatery nestled just off the bustling Chapel Street. This family owned restaurant was founded nearly 20 years ago by Shanghai born David Zhou and has remained under his... more info


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Where To Find The Most Authentic Mexican Restaurants In Melbourne

Guac, tortilla chips, salsa, queso. Your standard Mexican fare. DON’T SETTLE, FRIENDS! There’s so much more to Mexican cuisine. If you’re not able to catch a 24-hour flight across the Pacific to actually visit Mexico, don’t worry. These Melbourne restaurants are paying homage to the complex workings of a Mexican... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

This week is a cold one guys. However, do not stress, as we have found some amazing events to enjoy whilst brazing the cold Melbourne breeze. If you can handle it, head up to Mt Baw Baw to celebrate Oktoberfest, or if you’re more of a warm-blooded animal, pop down... more info


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This Pop-Up Lolly Wonderland Is What Sweet Dreams Are Made Of

Calling everyone with a sweet-tooth! Quite literally, a giant pop-up lolly shop has opened in Fitzroy. Sugar Republic is a refurbed warehouse that’s been transformed into a playground for adults. Hop, skip and jump throughout while nibbling on sweet, sweet candy and confectionary alike. Take your pick of swimming through... more info


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A European Themed Laneway Night Market Is Here

Nothing encapsulates the perfect winter night in true European fashion like strolling through a local night market. But aside from the fortunate and equally sporadic European travels, we fellow Australians are relatively unaccustomed to this foreign and exotic concept. Thankfully, Madame Brussels Lane has answered all your prayers, even the... more info


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The Most Unique Dumpling Joint in Melbourne’s China Town

When you think of Melbourne’s China Town, it’s a given that you think of cheap dumplings, dodgy alleyways and unbearable $6 wine, right? Think again. A brand new funky and hip dumpling joint has opened up in the heart of China Town and is breaking all the boundaries. Drumplings is... more info


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Get Around This American Inspired Bottomless Boozy Brunch

Hungover on a Sunday? Don’t worry we’ve found something that will cure you. (Best way to cure a hangover is with more alcohol right?) The popular American-style restaurant, Fancy Hank’s, has started up Fancy Brunch Sundays! Which is essentially an American-esque bottomless boozy brunch. Unlimited alcohol and slow cooked American BBQ, could it... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On: Christmas In July Edition

We have officially survived 6 months of 2018 and what a better way to celebrate than Christmas in July festivities! We’ve taken the pain out of searching for the best events and gathered our favs for you. Read on to get the low-down. Rock Pool Bar & Grill Christmas Lunch... more info


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This Oktoberfest-Inspired Sports Bar is Serving 1KG Schnitzels & Beer Towers

Grab your lederhosen and make room for giant schnitzels because we’ve found a little taste of Germany right here in our backyard. Munich Brauhaus is the one venue across Australia that boasts Oktoberfest 365 days of the year. This German themed restaurant and bar is the little bit of quirky... more info


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The Must-See Events At Melbourne’s New York City Festival

From June to October 2018, MEL&NYC Festival is coming to Melbourne to celebrate two of the world’s greatest cities, Melbourne and New York City. Coupled with the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) exhibition presented at the National Gallery of Victoria, MEL&NYC is bringing a mix of programs covering art, culture, discourse,... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

There is no end to the creativity of Melbournians. Trust us to find an unusual premise for a festival or party – any reason is good enough if it means we can dine, drink, and dance. Find below festivals celebrating tiny dogs, onesies, winter solstice and more. A Tiny Dog... more info