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Restaurants, bars, shops and events in Melbourne

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Camilla: Emporium Melbourne

Sydney designer and artist Camilla Franks has spent the last ten years...

Marc Cain: Emporium Melbourne

Designed and made in Germany, the intense colours and unusual textures of...

Zoo York: Emporium Melbourne

Paying homage to the skate scene of New York, the Manhattan-based brand's...

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Best restaurants in Melbourne

Bluestone Restaurant

The Bluestone restaurant, open for both lunch and dinner, boasts an...

Vue De Monde

Vue De Monde. It's expensive, spectacular and the mod-Oz crowning glory of...

The Press Club

It’s high noon, and just like the days of old, the Press Club is filled...

Brooks of Melbourne

Disclaimer: Gerald Diffey ’s a good friend of Time Out ’s, and much of...

Izakaya Den

Everyone talks about how hard the Den is to find. The only reason we found...

Choo Choo's

Curtin House is a multi-venue paradise. There’s the cocktail delights of...

Gingerboy

When someone mentions Gingerboy, we’re more inclined to think ‘poor...

MoVida Aqui

MoVida Aqui is the latest addition to tapas king Frank Camorra’s empire....

Cumulus Inc

Andrew McConnell once did work experience in a hair salon. He asked us not...

Best bars in Melbourne

Transport Public Bar

With multi entertainment venues, including a cocktail bar, a formal dining...

Hihou

Push the buzzer, wait patiently, and when you’re collected from the door,...

Madame Brussels

Madame Brussels is the flirty parlour bar that sits above Collins Street’s...

Cookie

  Cookie is the little black dress of bars. It’s a place we...

Double Happiness

  It's easy to miss the entrance to this propaganda-themed...

Sister Bella

Housed in a narrow, shabby old building at the end of Sniders Lane, Sister...

Croft Institute

Just getting to the Croft Institute feels like a little adventure. It's...

Murmur

Gently lit by lamps and candles, this easily-missed little bar offers a cosy...

City Wine Shop

The City Wine Shop makes for a great long fancy lunch, however, the price...

Some other venues in Melbourne

Royal Melbourne Hotel

The Royal Melbourne Hotel (RMH) is Melbourne’s most unique entertainment...

Old Melbourne Gaol

Ned Kelly's armour and death mask are the big drawcards at a historical...

Serena Lindeman Millinery

Milliner Serena Lindeman, who works out of the iconic Nicholas Building ,...

Beam Contemporary

A gallery specialising in contemporary art, located down a hidden laneway in...

ACMI Store

Negotiating the exit of the  Australian Centre for the Moving Image...

RMIT University: Swanston Academic Building

Opened on July 16, 2012, the Swanston Academic Building (Building 80) is a...

Liberty Social

"It’s just a space where parties are thrown", says the club's website....

St Paul's Cathedral

Designed by the distinguished English architect William Butterfield, St...

Chapter Lane House Gallery

Wedged between St Paul's Catherdal and the Chapter House, the Chapter House...

Best hotels in Melbourne

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

There are some travellers that love staying in the heart of a city and...

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

Proving that grand is what 5-star hotels are all about, this property has...

Hotel Windsor

Before you even enter this 1883 grand dame, you know you’ve stumbled upon...

The Victoria Hotel

In the heart of the CBD, this iconic Melbourne hotel is conveniently close...

Hotel Lindrum

Its Art Deco neon sign has lit up the city’s skyline for years, but...

Sofitel Melbourne

Since the early noughties, Sofitel Melbourne has stood tall at the top of...

Adelphi Hotel

The dessert is the star at the newly refurbished Adelphi Hotel. Head Chef...

The Blackman

Yes, it's a lux hotel, but it also houses a swanky restaurant and bar and a...

Rydges Hotel

It may not have produced a paparazzi-pulling heiress but Rydges is an...

What's on in Melbourne

  • (Gay & Lesbian)

    Sat 19 Apr From the Lick Entertainment team, So Juicy is a Saturday night party for ladies in their twenties and thirties, with... More details
  • (Theatre)

    09-19 Apr A young girl dreams big as an imaginary circus hidden in her bedroom comes to life. This high-wire spectacle is performed by... More details
  • (Comedy)

    Sat 19 Apr If you don't like audience participation, and you own a penis, you might want to avoid Julian Clary's Position Vacant: Apply... More details
  • (Clubs)

    Sat 19 Apr Michael Delany may describe himself as a creative director, interior designer, club owner and bon vivant, but we like to think... More details
  • (Gay & Lesbian)

    Sat 19 Apr Forget the chocolate eggs and dance/stumble into Easter morning at the Queer House exclusive Easter party. Melbourne’s best... More details
  • (Shopping)

    Sat 19 Apr In this day of digital downloads, it’s never been easier to find music without leaving the house or interacting with another... More details
  • (Gay & Lesbian)

    Sun 20 Apr If you’re in need of a Sunday session, Sundaylicious has got you covered. The super friendly, super successful monthly event... More details
  • (Around Town)

    Sun 20 Apr Dive into hip-hop culture at Rizky’s Block Party , held monthly at Section 8. The free event offers a number of live DJs... More details
  • (Music)

    Sun 20 Apr Get ready to let the good times flow because Justice Crew will be heading across Australia for their nation hastag-friendly,... More details
  • (Film)

    Sun 20 Apr The emerging trend of houses built no bigger than a car space isn’t as silly as it sounds. In a feat of design innovation, a... More details

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