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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...

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...

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...

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 –...

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...

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!...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What’s On Guide: Thursday 29th March 2018

Are you sitting at home, bored? Listless? Wondering what to do this week? My, oh my, have we got a treat for you. Suffer a laugh-induced coma at the Melbourne...

The Waterside Hotel – An Old Favourite Revamped

Your favourite corner pub, The Waterside Hotel, has had a little makeover. Hidden City Secrets had the privilege of attending their Welcome Back Party and we can confirm: she’s looking...

The National Hotel is Throwing a Hawker Street Food Party

The Easter long weekend is fast approaching and The National Hotel in Richmond is hosting a holiday eve, Asian-inspired bonanza! The outdoor party in the beer garden will feature Hawker-style...

What’s on Guide: Easter Weekend

The Easter weekend is on its way! It’s a jam-packed few days in Melbourne, so prepare for the big event with our comprehensive guide of what’s on. If you don’t...

Secret Warehouse Music Gig: Solomun

Firstly, three time ‘Best DJ in the world’ Solomun is headed to Australia. Secondly, his Melbourne show is at an exclusive, secret-as-anything warehouse venue. Thirdly, this has got to be...

Melbourne’s Most Droolworthy Snacks

Picture this – you’re on your second kale-spinach-coconut-chia smoothie of the week. Empty tuna cans are building up in your bin, and broccoli is starting to taste like cardboard. Yep,...

Melbourne’s Best Spots for Dinner & a Movie

Foodies and Cinephiles, unite. The time has come to amp up your dinner-and-a-movie game. The game that has existed for generations, the game that has entertained countless first dates, and...

This Fun-sized Bar may just be the Smallest in the World

There’s only one thing that Melbournian’s value over their coffee, and that’s their exclusivity. From hidden bars, strict guest lists and top-secret laneway events, we can all attest to the...

4 Eco-friendly Restaurants in Melbourne

If you haven’t heard, green is the new black. From solar panels to worm farms, more and more Melbourne eateries are getting on board the eco-train. This means sustainable smashed...

A Spicy Latin Street Party is Taking Over Vic Markets

The hump day slump can be rough, so why not Flamenco dance your way through it? Queen Victoria’s Night Market is throwing a Latin Street Party on Wednesday 14th March and...

Top 10 Summer Beer Gardens

It’s March, which means winter is well on it’s way. Soon it’ll be seeya sunshine and hello dreary, depressing Melbourne weather. Chuck on your best hat and lap it up...

5 Exotic Cuisines You Haven’t Tried Yet

Melbourne’s restaurant scene breeds a rich cultural diversity that simply can’t be topped. With a unique cuisine available on every street, graphited laneway or shopping strip, the options can prove...

Brunswick Music Festival’s 30th Anniversary

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Brunswick Music Festival is once again lighting up the streets and bringing the beats to one of Melbourne’s most alternative, creative and multicultural suburbs....

A Garden State of Mind

Sitting in the cosmopolitan heart of Flinders Lane, Garden State Hotel presents us with a majestic four-level wonderland, held together by an aesthetically pleasing (insta-worthy) naturistic twist. Hidden City Secrets...

WIN 2 x Double Passes to the Gourmet Cinema

All the foodies, put your hands up. All the cinephiles, make some noise…? Well if you’re inclined to do both, then you can do so at this year’s Gourmet Cinema....

Spend Chinese NY with Melbourne’s Best Dumplings

Good things really do come in small packages, and what better way to celebrate the lunar New Year than by chowing down on nature’s hot pocket, the dumpling! Whether you’re spending...

Riverside Bars You Can’t Miss This Summer

Before the summer ends, be sure to hit up one of Melbourne’s riverside bars and enjoy some drinks with friends whilst indulging in the 360-degree views of the sunny CBD....

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Melbourne’s Top Date Night Spots

It’s date night again, but this time we’re here to help. With so many bars and restaurants to choose from, date night might start to feel more daunting than it needs to be. So we’re here to simplify it! Here, find our selection for the sleekest, most romantic Melbourne spots that are

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The True Blue Aussie Landscape Beckons At This Hidden Gem!

Venues don’t get more picturesque than this. Setting itself apart from the bars and restaurants of Melbourne is The Boathouse, right on the banks of the Maribyrnong River. A less than thirty minute drive from the CBD promises to land you in a snapshot of Australia’s stunning natural landscape, hos

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We’ve Found The Best Parmas In Melbourne! Check Out Where They Are…

Picture this: The game is on, your night is free, and you’re craving nothing more than a good old-fashioned night at your local bar and restaurant in Fitzroy. The Birmy has entered the chat. With all the classic charm of a quintessential Aussie pub, kick back and take in the exposed brick walls, ant

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