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Karaoke and Rooftop Bar Heroes Just Added an Unconventional Dumpling Bar to Its Multifaceted Offering

Drumplings has joined the bill at the now five-storey Heroes precinct, as it relaunches under new owners.
By Libby Curran
September 27, 2022
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By Libby Curran
September 27, 2022
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The multi-level site at 188 Bourke Street has been the home of karaoke haunt and rooftop bar Heroes since 2018. But the party destination just got even bigger and bolder, thanks to an expansion and relaunch at the hands of new owners Robert Whiting and Lucas De Siqueira.

The pair has taken over the entire building, adding a new dumpling and bao bar on the ground floor to complement the existing layers of offerings. This will play host to a new outpost for Drumplings, the unconventional dumpling diner by Deon St. Mor (MOR Cosmetics, St Jerome's).

It's slinging fusion fare with an unapologetically experimental attitude, with dumpling fillings ranging from red duck curry, to pepperoni pizza, to the legendary cheeseburger-inspired combination complete with pickles and mustard.

Also in the lineup are bites like the crispy 'firecracker chicken', a range of stuffed bao and a handful of more traditional dumpling varieties. Plus, celebrity-themed cocktails including the Fireball-infused Baby Spice and the Cardi B — a coconut and pineapple margarita.

The same menu of signature cocktails is also available up at the 100-capacity rooftop bar, where you can sip and socialise amongst vibrant mural art by Justine Millsom (aka Juzpop), while soaking up tunes from the guest DJ roster.

The rest of the neon-fuelled five-storey venue includes an open mic bar on Level Two, and four private karaoke rooms across the basement and first floor. And you can tuck into bites from the Drumplings menu no matter which space you're hanging out in.

Stay tuned for the coming warmer months, when Levels Two and Three are set to play host to additional programming, including Brazilian barbecues and live music gigs.

Find Drumplings and the newly-relaunched Heroes at 188 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD. It's open from 4–10pm Wednesday and Thursday, and 4pm–late Friday and Saturday.

Published on September 27, 2022 by Libby Curran
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