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Bars & Pubs - Mon 26 Jan

No doubt you’re well aware that when it comes to cider, you won’t find a bigger range (or better expert knowledge) than at the Brunswick Street Cider House. But did you know about their brand new...

Bars & Pubs - Mon 26 Jan

Fitzroy's Provincial Hotel has been slinging pints at Australia Day merrymakers for nearly two decades. This year, put yourself in their capable hands and enjoy a generous $18 barbecue and drink specials...

Bars & Pubs - Mon 26 Jan

It's a public holiday and the weather is (presumably) fine: why not grab some buddies and toast to Australia from the comfort of a riverside pub? The Wharf Hotel will open its doors at noon and turn up the...

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A little party from Latin America at the top of Chinatown

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Harry Hall

Malvern gets a wine bar… without the wine snobs

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Romeo Lane

A cocktail bar that is actually about you, not how many tricks are up the bartender’s sleeve

Black Market

Black Market

Fitzroy’s pop-up wine bar serving shaker fries and fried chicken has a mind to stick around

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Doc Martin's

Aperitifs and digestifs will cure what ails you at this fashionable new spot

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Fed Square has just added another bar on the river

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Oak and Steel

By night, Soldier on Espresso morphs into a wine bar

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Trumpy

A laid-back haven for beers, cocktails, music and snacks

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Polepole

Exit the Kitten Club; enter the East African-inspired cocktail bar with banging bar snacks

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