• Guide

    The 31 Best Bars in Melbourne

    Whether you're on the hunt for an extensive wine collection, a luxe date-night spot or a place to have a little boogie, these are our picks for the best bars in Melbourne.

  • News

    Messina's Annual Greatest Hits Drop Is Back for 2024 So You've Got 40 Flavours of Gelato to Stock Up On

    This year, the dessert chain will make 20 of them available for preorder, then release 20 more spread across its weekly specials for a month.

  • Guide

    Hola Amigos: Five South American and Spanish Restaurants for Cocktails and Comida with Your Mates

    Move aside espresso martinis, there's a new coffee cocktail in town — and these venues are shouting the first 43 orders.

  • News

    Coming Soon: Sicilian Cannoli Legends Cannoleria Are Opening Their First Dine-In Location on Lygon Street

    For the first time, you'll be able to sit and savour these Sicilian-style sweet treats with a cup of freshly brewed moka pot coffee.

  • News

    Now Open: Aster Is Ferdydurke's Replacement, Swapping Out Live Music for More Grown-Up Date-Night Vibes

    Aster has been set up by the same folks who originally created Ferdydurke, and they've transformed the space into a more intimate sip-and-snack bar.

  • News

    Specialty Sips: Six Unique and Hidden Bars Worth Seeking Out in Melbourne's South

    Discover your new favourite cocktail at one of these cosy, offbeat bars around St Kilda and Southside.

Latest Openings
  • Bar

    Hotel Nacional

    23-25 Hardware Lane, Melbourne

    Hotel Nacional is Hardware Lane's five-storey, totally gluten-free Mexican restaurant and bar.

  • Restaurant

    Mork Chocolate Looking Glass

    13 Centre Place, Melbourne

    The site is showcasing the team's unconventional chocolate bars, elaborate drinking chocolates that never made it onto the menu, chocolate cocktail pairings and creative desserts.

  • Restaurant

    Crossley St Cantina

    30-32 Crossley Street, Melbourne

    Check out this popular laneway eatery for a sampling of Spanish fare and creative G&Ts.

  • Bar

    Windsor Wine Room

    60 Chapel Street, Windsor

    Keep it classic with a rosé matched with burrata and oysters, or get a bit more playful by pairing a natty number with jerusalem artichoke and hazelnut gnocchi.

  • Bar

    Ruby Dining

    189 Queen Street, Melbourne

    Two Melbourne restaurant groups have joined forces to create this all-day brasserie in the CBD.

  • Restaurant

    Little Molli

    66 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford

    Abbotsford's new all-day deli Little Molli comes from the minds behind some of Melbourne's best cafes, bars and restaurants.

  • Bar

    Purple Pit

    380 Collins Street, Melbourne

    Drop by Purple Pit for the best dirty gin martini in town.

  • Bar

    Hotel Nacional

    23-25 Hardware Lane, Melbourne

    Hotel Nacional is Hardware Lane's five-storey, totally gluten-free Mexican restaurant and bar.

  • Bar

    Windsor Wine Room

    60 Chapel Street, Windsor

    Keep it classic with a rosé matched with burrata and oysters, or get a bit more playful by pairing a natty number with jerusalem artichoke and hazelnut gnocchi.

  • Bar

    Ruby Dining

    189 Queen Street, Melbourne

    Two Melbourne restaurant groups have joined forces to create this all-day brasserie in the CBD.

  • Bar

    Molli

    20 Mollison Street, Abbotsford

    Molli is a neighbourhood bar and bistro from the minds behind Dessous, Hazel and Lilac Wine.

  • Bar

    Asado

    6 Riverside Quay, Southbank

    The 250-seat Southbank venue is working magic with an open fire pit and three-metre-long parilla grill.

  • News

    The 15 Best Returning TV Shows of 2024 So Far

    These are the beloved small-screen favourites to say "yes chef!" to, sleuth along with and giggle with — and get catchy songs stuck in your head from, too.

  • News

    G Flip, Ruel, What So Not and Thelma Plum Lead the Lineup for Triple J's 2024 One Night Stand

    As for where the music festival will take place when it returns for the first time since 2019, Triple J will reveal the location on Thursday, July 25, 2024.

  • News

    Start Honking: A Free 'Untitled Goose Game' Exhibition Is World-Premiering at ACMI This Spring

    'Honk! Untitled Goose Exhibition' will feature different versions of the game that you can play, plus sketches, concept art and design material.

  • News

    Coming Soon: This Frida Kahlo Exhibition with Items Never Seen Before in Australia Is on Its Way in 2025

    'Frida Kahlo: In Her Own Image' features the artist's personal belongings alongside her self-portraits, plus other drawings and paintings.

  • News

    How to Make an Unforgettable Serial-Killer Thriller with Nicolas Cage: Maika Monroe and Osgood Perkins Chat 'Longlegs'

    The eeriest film of 2024 heads back to the 90s to follow a fledgling FBI agent connecting the dots between a spate of deaths — and it boasts a helluva pedigree.

  • News

    Sacrifices Must Be Made in the Latest Teaser Trailer for HBO's 'Dune' Prequel TV Series 'Prophecy'

    Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, Travis Fimmel and Mark Strong star in this six-episode spinoff from Denis Villeneuve's films.

Featured Events
  • News

    Now Open: Iris van Herpen's Stunning Couture Designs Have Arrived Down Under at GOMA's 'Sculpting the Senses' Exhibition

    Displaying in Brisbane after a season in Paris, the Australian-exclusive exhibition features 130 creations by the Dutch fashion designer.

  • News

    Open House Melbourne Weekend Has Announced the Full Lineup of Venues You Can Snoop Around in 2024

    For two days this July, you can explore private homes and heritage buildings, as well as sports stadiums, places of worship, art gallery archives and more.

  • News

    Australia's Most-Stylish Restaurants, Bars and Homes Have Been Revealed at the 2024 Interior Design Awards

    Melbourne's Reine and La Rue and Purple Pit, which are located in the same building, shared the Hospitality Design Award.

  • News

    Breaking Ground: Work Has Finally Begun on Melbourne's Greenline Project Along the Yarra River's North Bank

    The first stage of construction is focusing on the new and improved Birrarung Marr Precinct.

  • News

    Six Brands to Shop From If You're Looking to Add Eco-Consciousness to Your Home

    These businesses are looking to bring a new level of sustainability to homes all over Australia.

  • News

    Lego's New 'Mona Lisa' Kit Will Let You Display Leonardo da Vinci's Masterpiece on Your Own Wall

    After turning 'The Starry Night' and 'The Great Wave' into plastic bricks, Lego is now giving another iconic painting the same treatment.

Latest Guides
  • News

    Here's When and Where You Can Watch the Matildas' Quest for Gold at the 2024 Paris Olympics

    Set your alarms: the Tillies play Germany, Zambia and the United States in the group stage, all at 3am Australian time.

  • News

    Qantas' Midwinter Flight Sale Boasts Over One Million Discounted Domestic Fares — with 40-Plus Routes Under $160

    Start planning your next getaway, whether you want to head from Sydney to Byron Bay for $109, Melbourne to the Gold Coast from $129 or Brisbane to the Whitsunday Coast from $119.

  • Guide

    The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

    You can score a $39 bottomless pierogi feast on Monday, $5 tacos on Tuesday and a $20 lobster linguine on Thursday.

  • Guide

    News You Can Use: Nine Things That Happened in Melbourne This Week

    Here's what's been catching our attention this week, including American Doughnut Kitchen's first bricks-and-mortar shop, Troye Sivan's Australian tour and a heap of new restaurant openings.

  • News

    Australian Landscape-Inspired Lighting Will Help Fight Jetlag on Qantas' Direct East Coast Flights to London and NYC

    First announced in 2017, the Aussie airline's ultra long-haul Project Sunrise flights are set to launch from Sydney in mid-2026.

  • Guide

    The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Weekend

    This weekend in Melbourne, make plans to hit up a comforting Italian pop-up, catch screenings of some stellar Scandinavian films, or hit up a three-day market for artisanal finds and produce.

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