Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
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,... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
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... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
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,... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
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... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
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... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
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... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
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... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
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... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
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... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
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... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
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... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
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... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
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... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Jump Into These Underground Melbourne Dive Bars

Everybody loves a dive bar – cheap drinks, an unpretentious atmosphere, and a unique experience with equally unique individuals. The only issue is that many great dive bars are relatively unknown, being passed over by some of the more ‘uptown’... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Where To Get Top-notch Vegan Indian Food In Melbourne

Looking for the spice of life but don’t want to eat the dice of animal life? Here are Melbourne’s best Indian restaurants that also have vegan options! So grab your friends, family or simply your coat if riding solo and... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Your Guide to What’s On This Week

Alright the long weekend is over and has officially been done and dusted. However, that doesn’t mean you need to stay at home and do nothing! If we know Melbournians, it’s that we like to party and party we shall.... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Catch All The Action In These Great Melbourne Sports Bars

Considering how many sports bars there are in Melbourne, it often begs the question – just where is the best place to watch the footy? Well, do not worry, as we have listed a few of our absolute all-time favourites. There’s... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Free Pizza For Those Who Share A Name With The Royal Family!

If you are lucky enough to be named after the Royal Family you can get yourself some free pizza on Monday June 11! Stretched Pizza in Coburg is celebrating the Queen’s Birthday the right way, with pizza. Calling all Elizabeths,... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
What’s On Guide: Queen’s Birthday Edition

Everyone’s favourite Queen is having her birthday this weekend, and what’s not to love about a long weekend? But what if you don’t know what to do with this newfound free time? Don’t worry about that – whether you’re in... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
The Most Picturesque Brunch Spots Along The Mornington Peninsula

We all know the Mornington Peninsula for it’s never ending beaches, hidden swimming spots and picturesque views. But, there’s actually another major reason why you should take the trip down – BRUNCH! The coastline towns are bursting with funky, hipster... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
A Pop-up Gin Party is Arriving in Melbourne!

World Gin Day is coming to Melbourne! Luckily for us, Wilson and Market are transforming their suave terrace bar into a pop-up Gin Alley!! On June 9 from 2pm – 6pm you can expect a mini gin festival with an... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
PSA: We’ve Found The Best Gluten-Free Pizza Joints In Melbourne

When you’re gluten-intolerant, a pizza baby is the least of your concerns after a bit of pizza indulgence. What’s more pressing are the cramps, the knowledge that you have partially killed your intestine, and the crazy itchy hives. Or you... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Your Guide To What’s On This Week

The first days of winter fall right in the middle of this upcoming week and we understand that the winter blues have officially been set in motion. But that’s ok! Because with sublime cocktails, live music – including a bit... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Book Your Function For A Chance To Win Lunch And A Gin Tasting!

Sand Hill Road are celebrating EOFY by giving away 3 double passes for a free lunch at the Garden State Hotel followed by a tour and tasting at Healesville’s Four Pillars Distillery. To be in the running, book a private... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Your Guide To What’s On This Week

It is officially getting very chilly and gloomy in Melbourne. But don’t worry, this week is jam packed with many opportunities to get your hands on a bev, some food, movies and even dogs! Yes, we said dogs! From mulled... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
What’s on: A 2 Day Long Wine Festival Along The Murray River

A weekend of wine and sweet serenity is almost upon us, as the masterful Winemakers of Rutherglen prepare for the return of the annual Winery Walkabout. Spanning the Queen’s birthday long weekend on the 9th and 10th of June, the... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Weekly What’s On Guide: Good Beer Week & World Whisky Day

How do you keep the winter blues at bay? Alcohol (Please consult a medical or legal practitioner before taking any advice from us). May is bringing doom, gloom, and lethargy, but Melbourne is fighting to keep the (literal) spirits up... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
WIN A Double Pass To The Underground Cinema Opening Night!

*GIVEAWAY TIME! WE HAVE A DOUBLE PASS TO PRESENT TO A LUCKY WINNER TO ATTEND UNDERGROUND CINEMA’S OPENING NIGHT IN MELBOURNE* Head to the Hidden City Secrets Facebook page, like our page and tag who you would take in the... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Top 5 Aesthetically Pleasing Brunch Cafes You Need To Visit ASAP

Brunch is a sacred time. With so many spots to choose from, making the wrong choice can prove fatal (maybe not fatal, but a little depressing). Featuring interesting interiors, quirky furnishings and unique design elements, these aesthetically pleasing brunch cafes... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
The Best Cafes To Get Work Done In Melbourne

Pack up your books and laptops, Melbournians, we’re perking up (or should I say, quirking up) your workspace. To all the hard-working 9-5ers out there, to the students cramming to master those mid-terms, and to anyone who seeks an escape... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
5 Drool-worthy Vegan Dessert Joints on the South Side

Long gone are the days where ‘vegan’ meant bulk lentils, pureed spinach and tofu for days. Now, just about everything has a decadent plant-based alternative, from jam donuts and cookie dough ice cream to custard tarts and caramel slice. Melbourne’s... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Your Guide To What’s On This Week

Melbournians, rejoice. While we have entered into the deep chills of the Autumn season, our city’s events for this week will make those warm blankets and hot chocolates seem like old news. From a Marvel-inspired food truck festival to the annual Makers... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Your Guide To What’s On This Week

As Autumn creeps around the corner and the sunny days go fewer and far between, we’ve rounded up some of April’s best events that’ll keep your summer spirit alive. From street food parties to urban art shows, the next few... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
10 Hidden Happy Hours You Didn’t Know About

While happy hours are arguably the greatest thing to ever grace the earth, they can get a little overcrowded. No one likes waiting so long at the bar that by the time they get a drink, happy hour has been... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Your Guide To What’s On This Week

Many of us are still coming out of the Easter egg coma this week, making it extremely tempting to stay in. We’re here to tell you to step away from your eighth Lindt Bunny, wipe that bit of melted chocolate off... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Brunswick’s Newest Vegan Rooftop Bar

The Cornish Arms Hotel has opened its arms to the heavens, boasting a new addition of a rooftop bar and garden. Renowned as an all-inclusive vegan dining destination on Sydney Road, the third floor of the Brunswick mainstay now promises... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Your Guide To What’s On This Week

It’s that time of the week. You’re running on 99% coffee, 1% dry shampoo and are 100% considering trying to make a decent living off of selling those Beanie Babies stored in your parents house. Well, we hear ya! Take a... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Melbourne’s Most Unusual Martinis

It all began with the espresso martini. That perfect blend of coffee, alcohol and sugar that once took the cocktail world by storm. Thankfully, this decadent creation was only the beginning of the dessert martini (dessertini?) reign. We now have... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Melbourne’s most Iconic Live Music Institutions

Wherever you lie on the musical spectrum, you’ll agree that there’s nothing quite like the Melbourne music scene; dynamic, inclusive and at times, down-right dirty. Well, we’ve got your top venues to experience the best live music Melbourne has to... [more info]


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Holy Truck! Food Trucks Are Taking Over The Gaso

Our beloved local bluestone, The Gasometer Hotel, has just added another layer to their already delicious onion of live music, cheap eats and good vibes.As of April 4th, The Gaso will be teaming up with Cluster Truck to provide a... [more info]