• Guide

    The 17 Best Bars for Dancing in Melbourne

    Forget about the week that was and cut some shapes on these tried and tested Melbourne dance floors.

  • Feature

    Dining After Dark: A Local Foodie Takes Us on Tour of Hong Kong's Best Late-Night Eats

    Undertake a night-time epicurean escapade with recommendations from a Hong Kong local food writer.

  • Feature

    Where to Dance and Drink the Night Away in Hong Kong Like the Locals Do

    Unleash your inner night owl with recommendations from a Hong Kong local with a serious nightlife pedigree.

  • Guide

    Eight Ideas for a Great Night Out in Melbourne When You Need a Bit of Joy in Your Life

    You're never too old to have a little fun — and we've got a bunch of standout ideas for your next night out.

  • News

    Now Open: Young Hearts Has Brought an Ever-Evolving Offering of Eats, Drinks and Tunes to Windsor

    Head in for DJs, art, top-notch local drinks and monthly day parties — and a six-month kitchen residency program launching with the Freddy's Pizza crew.

  • News

    Old Plates Is Fitzroy's Cosy New Record Store Bar From PBS's Long-Spinning DJ Manchild

    Dig through an impressive collection of rare vinyl with a cocktail in hand — and catch guest selectors on the decks three nights a week.

Latest Guides
  • News

    Sydney's YCK Precinct Has Been Named Australia's First Purple Flag District for Its Vibrant and Safe Nightlife

    The Harbour City locale joins areas in England, Sweden and New Zealand in being recognised as a top-tier nightlife hotspot.

  • News

    Melbourne's Floating Club ATET Suffered Damage in a Fire Overnight

    Firefighters were called to the scene at 4.30 this morning, managing to contain the blaze within six minutes.

  • News

    A List of 35 Melbourne New Year's Eve Happenings in Case You Haven't Made Plans Yet

    Whether you're after a cruisy rooftop party, fancy dinner or lavish cocktail soiree, Melbourne's got your last-minute New Year's Eve plans sorted.

  • Guide

    The Best New Year's Events Happening Around Melbourne to Help You Ring in 2023

    Ring in the new year with disco tunes, a glitzy rooftop soiree or a boogie beneath the sea.

  • News

    Huge New Pizza and Party Destination NONO Has Landed on Sydney Road

    A DJ-fuelled bar with space for 950, from the legends that gave us Welcome to Thornbury.

  • News

    The City of Melbourne Has Earmarked $2 Million in Grant Funding for After-Dark Pop-Ups, Art and Festivals

    Melbourne's night-time economy is getting a boost, with the Dusk til' Dawn Activation Grants program supporting twilight and night-time activities.

Latest Places
  • Bar

    Champagne Problems

    238 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

    If you loved drinking and dancing at Evie’s Disco Diner but now feel a little too old for it, consider a trip to its older sibling in the CBD.

  • Bar

    Greenhart Camberwell

    1226 Toorak Road, Camberwell

    This Melbourne wine bar is straying away from the usual European influences, instead showing how contemporary Asian food and Australian wines can be a perfect pairing.

  • Restaurant

    Hotel Lona

    473 Nepean Highway, Frankston

    A two-level venue with a restaurant, public bar and rooftop in one of Frankston’s oldest buildings.

  • Bar

    Moon Dog Wild West

    54 Hopkins Street, Footscray

    Make your way through the swinging saloon doors to find bucking bulls, arcade games, pool tables, a dog-friendly rooftop, and food and drinks aplenty.

  • Bar

    The Gertrude Hotel

    148 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

    The Fitzroy corner site has been reborn once again — this time as a Med-inspired bar and bistro.

  • Restaurant

    Skinny Dog Hotel

    155 High Street, Kew

    The new sun-soaked rooftop is home to a huge light-filled atrium, refined gastropub eats and weekly live music gigs.

  • Bar

    Beverly

    627 Chapel Street, South Yarra

    Enjoy 270-degree views and a menu that fuses southern Cali influence with modern Australian flair.

  • Bar

    Enoteca Boccaccio

    1046 Burke Road, Balwyn

    Aussie and Italian produce are on full display here — be it in the glass-walled cheese room, wine fridges, or the European eats coming out of the open kitchen.

  • Restaurant

    Yugen Tea Bar

    605 Chapel St, South Yarra

    Home to an incredibly large range of teas, plus one of the best high teas in Melbourne.

  • Restaurant

    HuTong Dumpling Bar

    14-16 Market Lane, Melbourne

    This long-running CBD spot dishes up fuss-free, Shanghainese food.

  • News

    Ready to Party: The Gertrude Hotel Has Scored an Edgy and Bold Glam-Rock Makeover

    The Fitzroy corner site has been reborn as a disco-inspired party paradise by the mind behind the Carlton Club and the Windsor Castle.

  • Guide

    Seven Vivid Sydney Highlights You Need to Add to Your Winter Calendar

    With pop-up cabaret bars, thought-provoking conversations and free live music, the 2022 run of Vivid Sydney is set to shine bright.

  • News

    Ten Breathtaking Light Installations You Need to Catch at Vivid Sydney 2022

    Bright lights, big city canvas — prepare to be dazzled by illuminations and immersive exhibitions at the return of Vivid Sydney.

  • News

    The NGV's Famed Friday Night Parties Return Next Month For a Picasso-Inspired Winter Season

    This time around, NGV's weekly serve of after-hours fun features eats by Bar Lourinha, tunes, pop-up bars and access to the blockbuster exhibition 'The Picasso Century'.

  • News

    Seven Weekend Activities to Try If You Want to Shake Up Your Usual Routine

    Stuck doing the same old? Add some flavour to your schedule with these fun activity swaps.

  • News

    First Look: Barlow Is the Luxe Speakeasy Tucked Within the New-Look Continental Sorrento

    Sorrento's chic new resident is serving clever cocktails, late-night snacks by Scott Pickett, and a sumptuous live entertainment program that trips from comedy to jazz.

Latest Events
  • News

    First Look: Sorrento's Continental Hotel Will Unveil Part of Its Multimillion-Dollar Revamp This Month

    The six-level makeover includes a swag of new hospitality spaces helmed by Scott Pickett and Craig Shearer — ranging from a casual coastal beer garden to a seafood-driven fine diner.

  • News

    A Garden Party-Inspired Rooftop Bar Is the Crowning Glory of the Newly Launched HER Building

    Venture up for punchy Thai snacks and summery cocktails, paired with sweeping city views.

  • News

    The Arbory Crew's New Multi-Level HER Building Has Opened, Featuring Four Venues in One

    The ambitious Lonsdale Street project boasts a 'listening bar', smoky Thai canteen, French-inspired all-day cocktail joint and a buzzy rooftop.

  • News

    Music Room Is the Dedicated 'Listening Bar' Located Within the Arbory Team's New HER Building

    A cocktail bar for the music-lovers, complete with a 3000-strong vinyl collection and DJ Jnett in the role of Music Director.

  • News

    The Stolen Gem Is the CBD's New Rooftop Cocktail Bar and Terrace Opening Next Month

    Nestled above Bourke Street, this new watering hole will be serving up 360-degree views and a cocktail list packed with local spirits.

  • News

    A List of 24 Melbourne New Year's Eve Events in Case You Haven't Made Plans Yet

    Whether you're after a cruisy rooftop party, fancy dinner or lavish cocktail soiree, Melbourne's got your last-minute New Year's Eve plans sorted.

  • News

    B Wise Shares His Six Go-To Playlists to Set the Mood for Any Occasion

    Set the mood with these standout playlists handpicked by ARIA-nominated rapper B Wise.

  • News

    The Queen Vic Summer Night Market Will Return from January for a Huge Three-Month Comeback Edition

    The ever-popular summer night market is back with a weekly Wednesday night serve of food stalls, live music, pop-up bars and shopping.

  • News

    Eat Among the Clouds at Melbourne's New Sky-High 5-Star Restaurant Strato

    Highlights of the sky-high venue include a floating al fresco lounge, immersive lighting projects and a 5-star restaurant.

  • News

    The City of Melbourne Is Throwing Four Free NYE Parties to Send Off 2021 in Style

    Four NYE celebration zones will pop up at Alexandra Gardens, Docklands, Flagstaff Gardens and Treasury Gardens — each with views of the midnight fireworks

  • News

    Boatbuilders Yard and Moon Dog Brewing Are Hosting a Weekly Summer 90s RnB Party

    Yes, a Smirnoff Ice or Passion Pop is promised for every guest on arrival.

  • News

    The Arbory Bar and Arbory Afloat Team Are Opening a New Four-Storey CBD Eatery

    The crowning jewel of the venue is a European garden party-themed rooftop, featuring 360-degree views of the city.

  • News

    Iconic Club New Guernica Is Reopening in Collingwood This Week and It's Putting on Free Drinks

    Score free drinks when this iconic Melbourne club reopens in its new Collingwood home this Thursday.

  • News

    Bar Bambi Is AC/DC Lane's New Late-Night Italian Lounge Bar and Diner

    Roll in for carbonara toasties, negronis by the carafe and a diverse entertainment lineup — with a cheeky 5am close on Saturdays.

  • News

    The Queen Victoria Market's Food Truck Stop Will Return for Another Summer Season

    Across three Wednesdays this December, catch a globe-trotting lineup of food truck eats alongside an all-Victorian drinks menu.

  • News

    NGV's Famed Friday Night Parties Are Returning Next Month

    Get your weekly serve of after-hours fun, featuring DJ tunes, pop-up bars and access to the latest exhibitions.

  • News

    Boop Is a Melbourne-Born Dating App Offering Food and Drink Discounts for Your Next Date Night

    You can use it to browse and match with new dates, or simply to plan a date night with your current squeeze — and it's free.

  • Guide

    Every New Melbourne Bar and Restaurant Opening to Look Forward to

    From coastal pubs to inner-city Italian joints, these are the soon-to-launch spots that deserve a place on your to-do list.

  • News

    Hotel Collingwood Is the New Northside Pub Launching in the Former Robbie Burns Site This Week

    This pub favourite has scored an impressive refresh, now boasting a bright new look, a subtly elevated pub grub offering and a drinks list full of locals.

  • News

    Kewpie Is the New Bar and Pizza Joint Launching Inside Bimbo's Former Site Next Month

    The iconic Brunswick Street haunt has a new name and new owners — but the cheap pizzas and DJ nights live on.

  • News

    Chris Lucas' New Fire-Driven Japanese Eatery Yakimono Will Open Next Month

    80 Collins' newest resident features a futuristic aesthetic and a menu filled with Japanese street food that's cooked over flames.

  • News

    QT Melbourne's Secret Garden Bar Is Being Reborn as an Art-Filled Italian Paradise For Summer

    Melbourne's secluded summer hideaway returns — this time with bocce, vintage Italian tunes and vino from Dal Zotto Wines.

  • News

    The City of Melbourne's New Outdoor Trading Initiative Will See Al Fresco Dining Areas Pop-Up in the CBD

    The Inside Out program will make it easier for business owners to embrace outdoor dining and retail via fast-tracked applications, extended hours and laneway pop-ups.

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