What's Open for Eats and Drinks in Melbourne on New Year's Day
Hit one of these spots for a January 1 filled with good food and top-notch drinks.
December 29, 2021
Despite the public holiday, Melbourne's got plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants that are opening their doors to help make your first day of the year a great one. Perhaps you had an especially celebratory New Year's Eve and a swift recovery is at the top of your to-do list. Or, maybe you're just keen to start off 2022 how you wish to continue it — with good mates, a solid soundtrack, and some top-notch eats and drinks.
Either way, outsourcing your January 1 festivities — and the associated cleanup — is always a good idea.
Here are all the Melbourne spots open and serving up the goods on New Year's Day.
Tall Timber, Prahran: 7.30am–3pm
Bentwood, Fitzroy: 7.30am–4pm
Glovers Station, Malvern East: 7am–4pm
Juliette Coffee & Bread, Malvern East: usual Saturday hours
Cappo Sociale, Fitzroy: from 5pm
Pidapipo, various locations: open until 11pm
Longrain, CBD: 5pm–late
Prince Dining Room, St Kilda: 12pm–late
Firebird, Prahran: open from 5.30pm
400 Gradi, Brunswick East: open from 12pm
HuTong, Prahran: from 12pm
Entrecote, Prahran: 12pm–late
The Rochester Hotel, Fitzroy: 3pm–3am (three-stage DJ party — nab tickets here)
The Botanical, South Yarra: 12pm–late
The Empress, Fitzroy North: 12pm–late
The Local Taphouse, St Kilda: 12pm–12am
Builders Arms, Fitzroy: 12pm–late
Prince Public Bar, St Kilda: 8am–late
Bourke Street Courtyard, CBD: 12–9pm (DJ party — get tickets here)
Pontoon, St Kilda: 3–11pm (beachside DJ party headlined by Feenixpawl — grab tickets here)
Fargo & Co, Richmond: 12pm–1am
The B.East CBD, CBD: 12–9pm
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