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 of smooth jazz – and an injection of Winona Ryder back onto the big screen, we’ve got the perfect cure to combat any gloomy winter feels.
Who knew the first week of winter could be so exciting!
Cocktail and Whisky Flights @ Eureka 89
Level 89, Eureka Tower, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank
Eureka 89 brings you Cocktail and Whisky Flights! Whether you’re looking for post-work drinks at 5:30 or an amazing view for your post-dinner drinks at 8, Eureka 89’s Cocktail and Whisky Flights offer the perfect setting for your night in the city.
Located on the top floor of Melbourne’s tallest skyscraper, Eureka 89 boasts all the best, sweeping skyline views and what better way to soak up the beautiful city of Melbourne than with a sublime cocktail or whisky in hand.
Costing $50 a head, you can expect a selection of three signature cocktails or four premium whiskys. Feeling a little peckish? The Sweet indulgence of cheese plates and dessert are available to order as well.
At Melbourne’s highest vantage point, seats are limited and reservations are imperative. Book now before this divine experience is booked out, it won’t take long!
International Jazz Festival
Various venues around Melbourne
Nothing says a sophisticated night in the cultured city realms of Melbourne than wine and Jazz music. Which is why Melbourne’s annual International Jazz Festival is set to make your next night out a smooth and soulful experience.
Running from the 1st of June to the 10th of June and set across a variety of locations, including the Arts Centre, Dizzy’s Jazz Club and Mango Lounge Bar, the festival brings you the modern masters of Jazz, from the pioneers to the up and coming artists in contemporary Jazz.
So grab your friends for the smoothest night out you’ll ever experience but be quick because tickets are selling fast.
Winona Forever @ Howler
7-11 Dawson St, Brunswick
Said to be one of 90s’ most iconic actresses, Winona Ryder visits Brunswick from the 7th to the 9th of June! Well, maybe not literally, but Brunswick’s coolest warehouse bar, Howler brings you the next best thing; three nights of the films that made you fall in love with Winona.
Kick-starting Thursday the 7th of June is Reality Bites, followed by Edward Scissorhands on Friday the 8th and finishing with the option between Mermaids and Heathers on Saturday the 9th. A 7:30 start on both Thursday and Friday with Mermaids at 5:30 on Saturday and Heathers at 9:15, so there’s a sneaky option to do a back-to-back if you’re a real fan!
It’s a beanbag cinema, so it’s exactly like a movie night at home with friends, except at Melbourne’s top venue for arts and entertainment with amazing drinks and food.
Martini of the Month @ Beneath Driver Lane
Basement, 3 Driver Ln, Melbourne CBD
Beneath Driver Lane is back again this month with more fabulous cocktails as part of their Martini Of The Month initiative. This month they bring you FAIR Vodka. Produced and bottled in France, FAIR Vodka is the first vodka in the world to be certified by Fair Trade and is made up of Bolivian quinoa seeds cultivated according to the methods of organic farming.
The name says it all if you’re wondering where this classic Melbourne bar is. Located literally beneath Driver Lane off Little Bourke Street, you can expect an extensive cocktail and drinks menu, serving up the finest quality alcohol in Melbourne at the best prices.
A premium bar experience to say the least!
Live Music @ Bohemian Wine Bar
35 Dukes Walk, South Wharf
Looking for something to do this Sunday afternoon? South Warf’s Bohemian Wine Bar has the perfect fix to end the week and prepare for the week ahead this Sunday the 3rd of June.
Kickback and relax along Melbourne’s Yarra River with a cocktail or wine by your side (or both) as you enjoy some live music from 1pm-4pm.
Bohemian offers sharing style dishes with modern flavours designed to compliment the perfect marriage of food & wine. The bar includes a generous selection of artisan gin and are building a wine list that will pioneer the diversity of Victorian wine as well as representing classic European and an extra splash of other southern hemisphere wines.
By Eibhlis Moore
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