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Bars & Pubs - Sun 01 Mar

Put on your Sunday best (or don't, they're not too fussed) for the Jameson Jeroboam Jamboree. The Beaufort champs are putting on an (un)forgettable day of tasting Irish whiskey, eating pickles and gettin’...

Bars & Pubs - Sun 01 Mar

Flinders Lane’s historic boutique hotel may have undergone a substantial refurbishment recently, but for many, it will always be known as “that hotel with the rooftop pool”. And for good reason –...

Bars & Pubs - 25 Feb-03 Mar

Round about this time last year, Black Pearl bartender (and now  Time Out contributor) Fred Siggins took out the Bacardi Legacy national prize for his very own cocktail creation: a triumphant mix of...

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Ba Charlie

Ba Charlie

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Harry Hall

Harry Hall

Malvern gets a wine bar… without the wine snobs

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Vamos

A little party from Latin America at the top of Chinatown

Black Market

Black Market

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

Doc Martin's

Doc Martin's

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

Romeo Lane

Romeo Lane

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

Trumpy

Trumpy

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

Pilgrim

Pilgrim

Fed Square has just added another bar on the river

Polepole

Polepole

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

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Oak and Steel

By night, Soldier on Espresso morphs into a wine bar

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