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Bars & Pubs - Sat 25 Oct

The Local Taphouse is combining our loves of beer and all things British – all in the name of charity. They’re pouring out 20 craft beers throughout the day from breweries including Beavertown, Burning...

Bars & Pubs - Sat 25 Oct

Back for its fourth year, this massive outdoor festival is the perfect occasion to dust off your lederhosen or dirndl. They've got a huge outdoor beer hall, six bars, authentic German food stalls, a...

Bars & Pubs - 20 Sep-25 Oct

Oktoberfest at Hophaus Southbank’s new Bavarian beer hall is holding ‘hoptoberfest’ with imported Bavarian brews and entertainment...

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Oak and Steel

Oak and Steel

By night, Soldier on Espresso morphs into a wine bar

Pilgrim

Pilgrim

Fed Square has just added another bar on the river

Joanie’s Baretto

Joanie’s Baretto

Beer, wine and aperitivi are front and centre at Thornbury’s new Italian boozer

Polepole

Polepole

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

Cabinet Bar

Cabinet Bar

Cabinet is in session for all your casual drinking needs

Mr Scruff's

Mr Scruff's

Collingwood gives you another reason to stay up late

Trumpy

Trumpy

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

Cantina Bar

Cantina Bar

The café’s out and the bar is in at this Tex-Mex corner of St Kilda

Forgotten Worlds

Forgotten Worlds

It’s all about the drinking games at this humble bar in Collingwood

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Luxembourg

A European union of natural wine and stylishly simple eats

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