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By Libby Curran
January 15, 2018

The Tap Project

A summer pop-up bar doling out beer, wine and vegetarian snacks.
By Libby Curran
January 15, 2018

Didn't manage to squeeze quite as much wine tasting and vineyard hopping into your Christmas break as you'd have liked? Fear not, because two local producers have teamed up to bring the cellar door experience to the heart of the city.

From Friday, January 12, and running through to March, Number One Bourke Street will be transformed into the ultimate summer pit-stop for The Tap Project urban cellar door pop-up.

It's being headed up by celebrated Mornington Peninsula winemakers Quealy and young gun Footscray brewery Hop Nation, with each producer set to showcase a rotation of four signature drops poured fresh from the taps. Visit to try the likes of Quealy's 2017 pinot noir and 2016 pinot grigio, alongside Hop Nation favourites like Australian IPA The Fiend. You'll even be able to grab a bottle of your favourite to take home for later.

Backing up the liquid treats, there'll be funk, soul and disco tunes as curated by Wax'o Paradiso's Simon TK, and a Mediterranean-leaning menu of vegetarian plates from Cian Fenaughty (formerly of Cutler & Co. and London's Dinner By Heston). Highlights include the likes of a fried mixed veg pickle teamed with gorgonzola sauce, and a 'jerked' eggplant taco starring kimchi cucumber.

The Tap Project will be open Monday to Saturday — head in from 4.45–10pm weekdays and 3–10pm on Saturdays.

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