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Bars & Pubs - Fri 27 Mar

There’s something surprisingly apt about this cold old building hosting a gin pop-up bar. Admission tickets give you two drinks of your choice, and there’ll be plenty to sample, including gin-based...

Bars & Pubs - 05 Feb-29 Mar

Until the end of March, Hamer Hall’s upper terrace is being transformed into a lush green and white al fresco bar. Bar Blanc is a slice of the French Riviera, but with a backdrop of Melbourne’s city...

Bars & Pubs - 27-28 Mar

For two nights only, Collingwood’s Forester's Beer and Music Hall will be putting its 50 beer taps in Feral Brew’s capable hands, meaning brew-lovers can sample 32 different Feral beers on tap. This...

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Malvern gets a wine bar… without the wine snobs

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

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

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Fed Square has just added another bar on the river

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

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