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10 Bars Every Melburnian Must Visit

Drink. Drank. Drunk. The Melbourne bar scene is one of the best things about this city. Make sure you check these 10 out! The best bars in Melbourne lists are always going to cause social media conflict and antagonise the purveyors of fine tipples. With so many fantastic suburbs and thousands...

Greening Melbourne City, One Laneway at a Time!

Melbourne CBD has a tonne of laneways, arteries running through its heart, and the City of Melbourne is looking to green them up, with your help!     The Green Your Laneway project aims to green up to four laneways in the city by getting people to nominate laneways in...

Melbourne’s New Rooftop Cinema – Lido on the Roof!

By Charlie Ranger We don’t know what you did last summer, but we definitely know what you didn’t do, sat on the rooftop of The Lido Cinema and watched films. It’s okay, neither did we. Tis the season for outdoor experiences: rooftop bars, beer gardens, and outdoor cinemas! Are you...

Win a $100 Venue Voucher – Courtesy of HCS!

Have you seen this ad on your train?   If so, you could be in to win! All you have to do is take a photo of it this ad next time you see it, post the photo to our Facebook page, and you automatically go in the draw to win a $100...

Melbourne Good Food Month 2015: Battle of the Pans!

You Eat. You Drink. You Decide. Ms. Collins hosts Good Food Month event, Battle of the Pans, with famous foodies: Dan Poyner and Daniel Wilson. This November 10th, watch as two heavyweight gastronomes go head to head in a battle of wills and pans at the one and only Ms....

Thursday Night Sessions: South Melbourne Night Markets 2016!

The South Melbourne Night Markets return in 2016 with a super long season for ten weeks from 7 January – 10 March. Good times, come at us! Everyone in Melbourne knows that South Melbourne is the place to haunt at the beginning of each year, the night markets a must-do...

Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Melbourne 2015

By Charlie Ranger Hey, you guys like movies? How good are movies right? What an awesome thing to do, especially in summer. Want them to be waaaay better? Easy. Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Melbourne returns in November to bring us a month of movie joy. From the 29th of...

Melbourne Salami Festa 2015

By Charlie Ranger We have a never ending list of things to do on this website; bars to hit up, restaurants to try and the best of Melbourne’s Nightlife. But something quite different is coming, and it’s the Melbourne Salami Festa and it’s happening this October. In a time where...

Malaysia Street Festival at Queen Victoria Markets

By Charlie Ranger Make way for Queen Victoria Markets’ Malaysia Street Festival this 11th October. Because Melbourne needs another food festival! Queen Victoria Market is always playing host to some of the most exciting and unique events on offer in Melbourne. With a huge variety of venues contained in arguably the...

Melbourne Good Food Month 2015

By Charlie Ranger The time has come, my little friends, to talk of other things… Such as Good Food Month coming to Melbourne this November! (Oysters included)     There are no end of top restaurants and bars in Melbourne that offer up some of the best food you’ll find...

HCS’ Top AFL Grand Final 2015 Bars!

The AFL Grand Final is here and whether you go for the Hawks, the Eagles, or are just another Kiwi who doesn’t care about footy, there’s no better day to hit the bars.     Here at HCS, we know our Melbourne bars. And with the Grand Final this Saturday,...

Day of the Dead Celebrations Come to Melbourne

A long celebrated tradition in Mexico comes to Melbourne this October in a mysterious, debauchery filled event like no other! Calling all underground, Mexican, and bizarre festival fanatics! Day of the Dead Warehouse Project 3.1, the newest, most killer festival to hit Australia this year, has drawn inspiration from Burning Man, Sleep...

Dogapalooza – Melbourne’s New Dog Friendly Festival!

Dog friendly music festival hitting Melbourne this September! As if Melbourne didn’t haven’t enough awesome festivals, we are now getting Dogapalooza! Started in Adelaide, this two year old festival is now making its way to Melbourne on the 27th September, 2015. Primarily a charity concert, the funds raised at Dogapalooza...

Melbourne’s *Subjectively* Best Burgers

Now that Burger King’s Peace Day burger is becoming a thing, we figured that it was time to write a tried and tested, and no doubt controversial, post about the best burgers in Melbourne. Bring on the hate! As everyone knows, Melbourne does food really REALLY well. However, amongst the...

Cadbury Takes Over Federation Square!

It's chocolate time in Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square! Cadbury is calling on the city's hard workers, busy parents and chocolate lovers alike to come and celebrate a brand new chocolate covered event! Take some time out of your normally busy day to enjoy Joy O’clock, Cadbury’s gift to Melbourne. From...

MELBOURNE UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2015

After a stunningly successful year in 2014, Melbourne Underground Film Festival is back with MUFF16 – their sweet 16th year supporting independent and guerrilla local and international cinema. MUFF, the ultimate destination for underground film buffs, aspiring screenwriters, and budding directors, kicks off on Friday, September 11th! Running for nine...

THE BAR THAT JACK BUILT

September marks the birth of our favourite distiller, Jack Daniel. Celebrate in Sydney and Melbourne by helping to make the coolest pop up bar on the planet! As no-one is sure of his exact date of birth, we celebrate Jack Daniel’s birthday for the whole month of September with events...

5 Things to NOT Do at Your Next Work Function

By Charlie Ranger Pash Your Boss: If you get to the point in the night where you’re sitting in a quiet corner with your boss, some low light, a bit of music and workmate chatter blending in the background, then you need to recognise the danger you’re in. This goes...

4 ½ Things To Consider When Choosing Your Next Venue

1. Do You Dance? Maybe your friends are too cool to dance. Maybe they’re too cool not to dance. Or because they’re so not cool it’s cool for them to dance in a ‘you’re not cool but you know it’ way. Whatever they may be, and however confusing that thought became,...

Queen Victoria Market – Winter Night Markets

Queen Victoria Market- Night Market Winter June 3 rd to August 26th 2015 2015 sees The Queen Victoria Winter Night Market return for its fourth year. This year will see an extended season, running from June 3 rd to August 26th on both Wednesday nights and Sunday days. Last year the winter market increased...

Melbourne Good Beer Week

Good Beer Week May 16th – 24th Good Beer Week is back. Starting this Friday 16th of May it’s one of the most anticipated and hyped beer festivals in the world. Multiple venues throughout Victoria play host to beer makers from The UK, Germany, Belgium, The USA and New Zealand...

Comedy Festival – Top 10 Shows

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Shows to see   By Charlie Ranger   So it’s that comedy month again. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival. But with 559 shows on, how could one possibly know what to see beyond the mega-famous comics? The problem is, if you just lucky dip...

Comedy Festival Recommended Show

A SUNBURNT HISTORY – NOT GALLIPOLI!     It's those two guys (back again). It's dozens of new characters (again). It’s historically accurate comedy that is controversial and on the edge (again). It’s Charlie and Spanky addressing the big questions, including Hitler (not again). It’s sweaty, naked (literally) and it mentions...

EASYGOING @ JIMMI JAMZ

Winter is setting in Escape with help from Jimmi By Rachel Furolo It's getting cold, we've been robbed of a true summer and now what do we do. We find places like Jimmi Jamz's to escape the cold and enjoy delicious food and drinks.    Going into East Brunswick’s Jimmi...

THE WORLD OF WHISKY & ALEMENT

THE ONE, THE ONLY  WHISKY & ALEMENT By Charlie Ranger   I wasn’t brought up around whisky, I’ve never had many friends that drink it and I only learnt that Scotch means whisky made in Scotland in the last year or two, which would suggest I’m no expert. But you don’t have...

Laughter is always the Best Medicine

The Comics Lounge Australia's only 6 night a week live comedy venue. The Comic's Lounge in North Melbourne has become the unofficial home of the best comedy our city has to offer year round. Both local and international acts of the highest quality grace the stage every week making this...

ARTICLE: Devilish Fun @ Bohemia Cabaret

Corsets. Cocktails. Appetising cuisine… Do we have your attention? These are what you will find and more should you dare to visit the new Bohemia Cabaret Club in Melbourne city’s South. A bar, restaurant, cabaret and burlesque venue led by four impressive and contributing partners, not to mention a French...

The Dreamer Examines His Pillow

by John Patrick Shanley Presented by Doppelganger Theatre Company     The writer of the cult classic "Moonstruck" and "Doubt". Set in the Bronx. A play about passion, betrayal and redemption. A visceral "from the gut" piece by one of today's most gifted playwrights. Tommy a would-be-artist drinks himself into...

Top 10 NYE Events 2012! Let’s Party…

like it’s 1999… Or that we survived the apocalypse!      

Yunyu’s Twisted Tales

A multi-artform collaboration “Yunyu hasn’t just created music, a movie, or something else, she is creating an experience.” – Brice Fallon, Critical mass Yunyu [a former triple j unearthed winner] has teamed up with New York Times #1 Best Selling Manga Artist Queenie Chan and leading animators to create a...

A [WEAR] Fashion Event

JUNE 6th   Put it in your diaries     Leave the labelling to the designers   Prahran Mission and Whitehouse Institute of Design are collaborating to host their annual fashion fundraising event, this year entitled A [WEAR]. Coordinated by third year styling students of Whitehouse Institute of Design, A...

Our Top 5 Melbourne CBD Laneway Bars

Melbourne: a city that prides itself on laneway culture. Many a night we Melbournians have hit the pavement of Melbourne’s CBD looking for that hidden hot spot yet to yield to the tried and true venues that we know…   Let [HPSS] give all little insight into our top 5...

10 Questions to ask when booking a Venue

So you’re having an event? You’ll need a venue in Melbourne to host it! The latter we can help with really quickly… 3 easy ways! 1). Check out our Unique Spaces list of venues.   2). Search via our Function Venues section   3). Email or Contact Us about your...

[HPSS]’s Top 3 Melbourne CBD Rooftop Bars

Finding a good rooftop bar is like finding $20 in an old pair of jeans.   You had no idea it was there .. and you’re going straight to the bar to use it.   So us here at [HPSS] thought we’d shed some light on our favourite rooftop bars...

The Best Function Venues Melbourne

Melbourne has some of the best function venues in Australia. From small birthday parties to large product launches you’ll find a secret space that can accommodate.   The thing is that most people don’t know that you can exclusively hire most Bars and Restaurants for your function or event.  ...

Melbourne International Comedy Fest. 2012

The 2012 Melbourne International Comedy Festival will take place place from Wednesday 28th March to Sunday 22 April with a huge program of performances from every corner of Australia and from overseas. Over 300 of the world’s best comedians including talent such as Dave Hughes, Adam Hills, Arj Barker, Ross...

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2012

With more than 250 events packed into 10 days right across Victoria, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival spills through Melbourne restaurant doors, down narrow laneways, out into bustling foodie precincts and deep into picturesque wine and river country.   Melbourne Food and Wine Festival – Australia’s internationally acclaimed celebration...

NYE @ Transit Cocktail Lounge

Transit’s New Years Eve parties have become renowned as one of Australia’s most exclusive, stylish and fun spaces to bring in the new year. This year will feature a thrilling array of stage and roaming entertainers, all with the backdrop of Melbourne’s centre stage to the rivalling and truly breathtaking...

NYE @ Red Bennies

A night of Burlesque, Cabaret, Circus, Vaudeville & Live Gypsy Music with a Red Bennies all-star cast! New Year’s Eve at Red Bennies will be a true spectacular that will ensure your entry into 2012 starts off with an absolute bang! The dynamic duo – Fez Fannana & Mark Winmill...

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Live Out Your Bridgerton Fantasy At This Opulent Parisian Salon in Prahran

You will definitely been keeping on trend by having your next small function at this opulent Parisian salon in Prahran. So what are you waiting for? Book an appointment with the Modiste and live out your glorious Bridgeton fantasy… Oh how I burn for this function space… [MORE]  

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Versatile, Blank Canvas Space For Your Next Event

In 2017 the Cru team were on the hunt for a bigger venue; a perfect space to fulfil the demands and requests they were receiving. A 1950’s mattress factory in a laneway caught the creative eye of the partners of Cru Wine Bar and it was then and there where they saw Crudo in all […]

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LISTEN UP… This Hidden Modern Windsor Bar Is Next On Your Going Out List

Check out this modern hidden gem in Windsor for your next adventure – they will make you feel like you are in another world. Their Devil’s Tear drink will kick start your night into gear … [MORE]

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