Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Top 10 Rooftop Bars

Want more insider articles like this? Click here to sign up to our newsletter. As the weather is warming up, there is nothing worse than an overcrowded sticky bar. Yes everyone, It’s coming up to summer so it’s time to be strategic and move our drinks outside. To help you... more info


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Welcoming back Emulation Hall

Located in the inner Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, is Emulation Hall – an unsuspecting function venue in Canterbury. Hidden City Secrets were lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Emulation Hall by CNK catering at their Gin Party (and gosh, was it a good one). Walking up towards the... more info


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Melbourne’s Top 6 Beach Bars

Want more insider articles like this? Click here to sign up to our newsletter. So, you’ve got salt in your hair and thongs on your feet but you want to make your way to a bar and soak up the warm summer afternoon or night? Sick of those silly dress... more info


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Melbourne’s Best Steak Dinners

Never has a more controversial topic existed – who serves the ultimate steak dinner? But what makes an amazing steak dinner? At Hidden City Secrets we think that respect for produce is the most important factor, regardless of its age, price point or specialty. So we did the hard yards for... more info


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Hump Day Vibes at 29th Apartment

Wednesday nights are back in a big way at 29th Apartment. Located in the heart of St Kilda on the ever-colourful Fitzroy Street, 29th Apartment takes you on a trip to NYC without ever leaving Melbourne. This New York apartment style bar is a favourite for good tunes, quirky decor... more info


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The Local Of All Local Bars

There is nothing better than walking in to a pub and the bartender knows you by name, or more importantly, knows your drink of choice. The Local Taphouse on Carlisle Street thrives on delivering this service every day of the week. Their regulars are not only customers, but part of... more info


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A Little Piece of Paris on Chapel St

Walking distance from Windsor Station on bustling Chapel St, Belle Vie is the newest tapas bar on the block and may just be the fanciest on the street. Newly renovated, Belle Vie ticks all the right boxes if you’re after the ultimate, intimate bar experience. It’s the perfect place to... more info


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Top 10 Brewery Bars in Melbourne

As the weather starts to heat up, there is nothing us Melburnians like more than a cold pint in the sun. However, a standard draught just doesn’t seem to make the cut sometimes… Craft beer is the new frosé and is slowly taking over the taps of Melbourne, as are microbreweries which... more info


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End Of Year Party Venues To Make A Statement

The end of the year is slowly approaching which means one thing; the silly season is on its way. The only way to end an arduous working year is with a bang, and Hidden City Secrets are here to help make that happen. Whether you want to treat your employees to... more info


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Melbourne’s Best Trivia Nights

Are you the one in your group who has all this extra knowledge about anything and everything? Don’t let it go to waste! Drag your friends down to a riveting trivia night and show off all your knowledge about the hundreds of movies and TV shows you’ve watched over the years.... more info


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Melbourne’s Best First Date Bars

Whether you believe in love at first sight or in order to meet your match you swipe right, EVERYONE gets nervous meeting someone new. On top of this, you have the added pressure of finding the perfect place that will set the tone for the entire evening and and means the difference... more info


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Top 10 Hidden Bars in Melbourne

So you’re going out Friday night for drinks but you’re stuck going to the same spot every week… Your bartender knows your order where you sit in the same booth with the same conversation on how great the parma is here? I think it’s safe to say it’s time to... more info


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Light Up Your Next Event At Luminare

Luminare is located in the heart of South Melbourne with magnificent rooftop views. A contemporary New York styled apartment with a chic and sophisticated décor. As translated to describe a light or an opening that lets light in, Luminare is the place to host your next special occasion. At night,... more info


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The Woolshed – A New and Improved Piece of History

Nestled in Docklands among the surrounding concrete playground and the breathtaking harbour views, sits The Woolshed – the newly refurbished fine dining and function experience. Starting its journey in 1916 as a part of Australia’s busiest port, The Woolshed now plays home to a restaurant, a live entertainment spot and... more info


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Bringing A Piece Of Asia To Richmond

Located in the heart of Richmond, The National Hotel offers everything from a late lunch or a Saturday night hot-spot to a venue for your next event, ensuring this space is the perfect backdrop for a catch-up with friends or for a celebration you won’t forget. Their ‘Proud to Serve’... more info


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Fine Dining That Won’t Break The Bank

Wondering how you’re going to juggle your social life when you’re supposed to be saving for that European holiday you said you’d go on last year and now last year is this year and you’re still not any closer so you’ll tell yourself it’ll be next year? Trying to impress... more info


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Baroq Is Back

Sheer opulence is what you can expect come August, when after 2 years of extensive renovations, Baroq reopens its doors and revolutionises Melbourne’s nightlife scene. Located down Drewery Lane in the CBD, you will find a mansion style venue that proves it really is what’s on the inside that counts. Collective... more info


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Melbourne’s Best Function Venues With A View

Are you after a lavish night filled with spectacular views with a hint of sophistication to celebrate a special event? Can’t find a perfect venue to meet all your expectations? Well, look no further! Whether you’re looking to celebrate a birthday or wedding or just looking for a private dining... more info


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Top 10 Quirky Bars in Melbourne

Feeling a bit adventurous? Or enjoy the thrill of finding one-of-a kind bars? Well, HCS have done some digging to find the quirkiest bars of them all. Quirky bars may not be the hottest go-to spots, but isn’t that the way they get discovered? Idiosyncratic. Apparently it’s the definition of... more info


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Where To Get A Drink On The Eastside

With its abundance in tree-lined streets and overpriced soy lattes, the Eastside evokes a very different sentiment than what may be conjured in perhaps…the Northside. Take away your hipster Northsider and you’re left with the hip Eastsider. Catering to a well-financed demographic, the Eastside treats it residents to a hasty... more info


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Collingwood’s Multi-Talented Venue

Craft & Co offers everything you could ever want in one space (and so much more). The distillery, micro-brewery, coffee roastery, deli and café that is Craft & Co. is one big hub of quality, local, Australian produce. This expansive, 2 level eatery, drinkery and everything else-ery, has something going on... more info


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Top 10 Cafe Function Spaces in Melbourne

Party planning can be stressful.  And expensive.  Whether you’ve got an upcoming birthday, baby shower, engagement, or work function, the pressure of pulling off a smooth-running event on a budget can be enough to discourage you from celebrating at all. Luckily for us, there’s plenty of beautiful cafes all over... more info


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The Hidden Gems Of Richmond

Richmond is a classic Melbourne destination for those far and near; with its old-world charm, narrow alleyways covered in posters and its vibrant array of cafes, restaurants and shops – everything is right at your fingertips in the 3121. If you’re a local, you might think you know everything there... more info


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A Slice of Paradise on Chapel Street

Saint Lucia just celebrated its one year anniversary and there are no signs of business slowing down. This humble eatery is a little slice of Caribbean heaven tucked away on the Windsor end of Chapel street. Also known as your new favourite hot spot. This bar and restaurant, who has... more info


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Richmond’s Friendly Fox

A little red fox that has taken up residency on Richmond’s Church St hub, stealing the hearts of locals and visitors alike. Her name is Maeve and we promise she won’t bite, instead, is happy to share her humble abode, offering a safe haven away from the weekend chaos that... more info


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Your New Stomping Ground

In the late 1800s, Collingwood was the home of Australian brewing. It’s been over 100 years since a commercial brewery has opened in the ‘Wood, but the team behind the Local Taphouse and GABS festival have now returned brewing back to it’s original ‘Stomping Ground’. Open seven days a week,... more info


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Albert Park Welcomes Greener Pastures

“I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom, for me and you. And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” …Louis Armstrong most definitely anticipated the opening of Greenfields when writing his most famous song, and we agree, oh, what a wonderful world it is... more info


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Say Mahalo To The Evolution Of The Poke Bowl

Mahalo Poké, located on Swan St in Richmond, began as an UberEATS only business, but has recently opened its doors to customers to become the freshest kid on the block, in every sense of the word. Look out for the salmon pink exterior on the corner of Swan and Lennox... more info


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A Summer Garden Oasis In The CBD

Ms Collins has yet again pulled out something from her seemingly endless bag of tricks with the launch of Kitchen 425. Stuck on where to go for after work drinks? Been down every alley, up every rooftop, and through every secret door and entryway in Melbourne? We all know that... more info


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Hop Straight To Southbanks Coolest Bar

Taking the place of the old World Bar is a place that is both ironically and appropriately, so out of this world. Having undergone months of renovations and transformations, the highly anticipated Hopscotch bar is ready to open its doors and put the Southbank precinct back on the map as... more info


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A Bar That Really Roc’s

Time for Storytime kids; Once upon a time, many moons ago, prior to the entertainment and shopping complex it’s known as today and even before it began churning out jars of sweet preserved fruit goodness, good ole Jam Factory on Chapel St served as a brewery for the first 20... more info


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CBD DINING @ TAZIO & LITTLE FLINDERS

Make your way down Flinders Lane and you will be bombarded by multitudes of hidden restaurants and bars and no idea which one to choose. Eventually you will stumble upon the corner of Exhibition and Flinders and lo’ and behold, Tazio and Little Flinders will appear before your eyes! Hidden... more info


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RIVERSIDE FUNCTIONS WITH LUDLOW BAR & DINING ROOM

Ludlow Bar & Dining Room is a fantastic function venue situated on the Yarra River in Southbank. With killer views, an impressive array of function spaces, and a menu to die for, it’s no wonder that it’s such a popular haunt for CBD –goers. [HCS] was able to chat with... more info


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JOEY SMALLS – A SMALL VENUE OF EPIC PROPORTIONS!

From the masterminds behind New Guernica, Chuckle Park, and Chuckle Deli, comes your new favourite Sydney Road hang… Joey Smalls! HCS got the chance to visit the venue, taste the goods, and have a chat to one of the owners, Steven Costa. Here at Hidden City Secrets, we are all... more info


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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... more info


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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... more info


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EUREKA WE’VE FOUND GOLD!

  THE EUREKA HOTEL  AN OLDIE, BUT A GOODIE The Eureka in Richmond is a bar that has plenty of history behind it. It has "changed owners and purposes dozens of times", from bars to theatre restaurants this has been a venue looking for direction. Now, with the Reardon family... more info


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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... more info