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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.
By Libby Curran
December 29, 2021
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By Libby Curran
December 29, 2021
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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.

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CAFES

Bentwood, by Kate Shanasy

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

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RESTAURANTS

Firebird, by Jana Langhorst

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

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PUBS

Builders Arms, by Julia Sansone

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

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BARS

Section 8

Section 8, CBD: 12pm–1am (free day party headlined by MzRizk)

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)

Arbory Afloat, CBD: 12–5pm (pool party with a range of ticketing options available)

Welcome to Thornbury, Northcote: 12pm–2am (four-stage DJ party with food trucks — nab tickets here)

Fargo & Co, Richmond: 12pm–1am

The B.East CBD, CBD: 12–9pm

Loop Roof, CBD: 1–4pm (bottomless brunch party — grab tickets here)

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Top Image: Arbory Afloat, by Parker Blain

Published on December 29, 2021 by Libby Curran
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