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15° & SUNNY ON FRIDAY 23 AUGUST IN MELBOURNE
By Tom Clift
September 13, 2015
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Melbourne's Best Spots for Enjoying the Spring Sun

Smell ya later, winter.
By Tom Clift
September 13, 2015
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  • Food & Drink

    Arbory Bar & Eatery

    With great views and even better food, this is one platform you won't mind getting delayed on. 

  • Food & Drink

    Bomba

    A Spanish worker's bar where tapas, wines and vermouth are king.

  • Food & Drink

    Cafe BU

    Sip a coffee above the suburbs atop the perfect Carlton North perch.

  • Food & Drink

    Captain Baxter

    Drink rum punch under the new retractable roof — while staring out at one of Melbourne's best beachfront views.

  • Food & Drink

    Howler

    Venture behind Brunswick City Baths and find a converted warehouse with two bars, two performance spaces and spicy hawker food.

  • Food & Drink

    Jardin Tan

    A bit of Vietnamese exoticism in the middle of the Botanic Gardens.

  • Food & Drink

    Loop Roof

    A gem in Melbourne's rooftop crown.

  • Food & Drink

    Madame Brussels

    With AstroTurf, tennis whites and jugs of Pimms, Madame B has classic summer style.

  • Food & Drink

    Naked in the Sky

    The best position on Brunswick Street is in the sky.

  • Food & Drink

    NSHRY - CLOSED

    Beachside nosh with a touch of Japan.

  • Food & Drink

    Porgie + Mr Jones

    In a space full of endearing touches, Hawthorn's favourite dining spot will have you leaving with a very happy spring in your step.

  • Food & Drink

    Rooftop Bar

    Rooftop Bar is the centrepiece of Melbourne's alcohol stocked skyline.

  • Food & Drink

    The Boatbuilders Yard

    Located right on the harbour at South Wharf, this is the place to go if you like your drinks served with a view.

  • Food & Drink

    The General Assembly

    The General Assembly keeps things simple with craft beer on tap, good bar food and riverside views.

  • Food & Drink

    The Red Hummingbird

    An oldie but a goodie.

  • Food & Drink

    The Retreat

    A beer garden retreat in the heart of Brunswick.

  • Food & Drink

    The Stables of Como

    Como House's quaint cafe does brunch, high tea and picnics in the grounds.

  • Food & Drink

    The Standard

    The bar offers a comforting retro vibe while outside is a breezy little oasis that's well worth the search.

  • Food & Drink

    Trunk Diner

    An outdoor American-style diner smack bang in the CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    Uncle

    Eat a mini (or large) bowl of pho on St Kilda's only Vietnamese rooftop.

  • Food & Drink

    Young Bloods Diner

    Coffee, food, booze and one of the best views over Fitzroy.

  • Food & Drink

    New Melbourne Openings to Put in Your Diary

    The newbies we're counting the days for.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Places to Treat Your Mum on Mother's Day (Or Any Day)

    Try slightly harder than your favourite sticky dive bar.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Seven Extremely Cosy Cabins Around Australia That You Can Escape To This Winter

    Instead of hibernating at home, bundle yourself up and head to an off-grid log cabin, a snow-covered heated hut or a tiny house with an outdoor glass-walled bath.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne Bars Where You Can Drink Alone with a Book

    Get cosy with a paperback and good plonk at these comfy (and relatively quiet) bars.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Best Bike Rides In and Around Melbourne

    From leisurely city rides to stunning coastal climbs, here are the best spots to glide around on two wheels.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Restaurants for Big Groups in Melbourne

    These spots are large (and rowdy) enough to host all your mates for dinner.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's Best High Teas for When You Want to Feel a Little Bit Fancy

    From the gin-filled to the ultra decadent chocolate spreads, Melbourne's high tea scene is full of modern twists.

  • Food & Drink

    Six Beer Gardens in Melbourne's Inner North You May Not Know About

    Spend the long summer days outdoors — with a beer in hand.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ten Best Waterside Bars in Melbourne

    Summer calls for spritzes by St Kilda Beach and a few cold ones on the banks of the Yarra.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Japanese Restaurants in Melbourne

    From sashimi to sake and korokke to katsu, here are ten of the best places to fill up on Japanese nosh.

  • Food & Drink

    Seven Spots That Do Actually Good All-You-Can-Eat Food in Melbourne

    From all the sushi you can handle and bottomless yum cha, right through to endless plates of vegetarian food for just $7.95.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Bars in Melbourne for After-Work Drinks

    Sip speciality wine, drink local craft beer or enjoy a Negroni (or two) at these post-work haunts.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's Best New Cafes of 2017

    The city's very best caffeine-fuelled additions of the year so far.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's Ten Best New Restaurants of 2017

    The city's very best newcomers, opened over summer and autumn this year.

  • Food & Drink

    Ten Victorian Breweries Worth a Road Trip

    Try beers brewed with fresh mountain water and small batch hazelnut ales inside colonial buildings and country farmhouses.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Ten Best Beach Camping Spots in Victoria

    Pitch your tent, then into the surf with you.

  • Travel & Leisure

    89 Highly Awesome Outdoor Melbourne Adventures to Try

    There's got to be at least one in here for you. At least.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's 50 Most Popular Restaurants of 2016

    Catch up on the year's most buzzed-about establishments.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Best Spots for Beach Camping in NSW

    Pitch your tent, then into the surf with you.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne's Best New Events of 2016

    Honouring the best new events activating Melbourne spaces this year.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's Best New Pubs of 2016

    Honouring the best new arrivals on Melbourne's pub scene this year.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's Best New Cafes of 2016

    Honouring the best new cafes on Melbourne's cafe scene this year.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ten Best Hearty Roasts in Melbourne

    There's nothing quite like a juicy, slow-cooked, gravy-drenched roast.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Melbourne's Seven Best Heated Swimming Pools for Winter

    Cold weather don't mean a thing when you're in a big, warm vat of chlorinated water.

  • Design & Style

    Five Ethical Melbourne Fashion Brands We Feel Good About Splurging On

    Say no to fast fashion and yes to considered clothing.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ten Best BYO Restaurants in Melbourne

    Offset the damage to your wallet on your next night out.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Ten Best Lighthouses To Visit Near Melbourne

    Live out your Round the Twist dreams by visiting — and even staying in — these epic light structures.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Eight Cheap Fitness Classes Under $8 in Melbourne

    Work up a sweat without working up a debt.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ten Best Breakfast Bowls in Melbourne

    Bowls filled with everything from passionfruit to pudding and cacao to co-yo.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne Bars and Restaurants That Are Perfect Date Material

    Must have: a solid drinks list, good buzz and low, senshoowal lighting.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Nine Best Kidult Activities in Melbourne

    Cast off the shackles of the working week with a nod to your childhood.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Mexican in Melbourne

    Add some spice to your life.

  • Design & Style

    The Eight Best Melbourne Shops For Unique Christmas Gifts

    Because there's no international Christmas shipping deadline when you shop local.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Pubs in Melbourne

    For your drinking pleasure.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Dessert in Melbourne

    Indulge your sweet tooth.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Italian Restaurants in Melbourne

    The top Italian eateries in town.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Vietnamese in Melbourne

    Whether you want spring rolls, street food or a steaming hot bowl of pho.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Tapas in Melbourne

    Why order one dish when you can order ten?

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Dumplings in Melbourne

    Leave your self-control at the door.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Thai in Melbourne

    The tastiest Thai feasts in town.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Steaks in Melbourne

    Strictly for carnivores.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Pizza in Melbourne

    Grab yourself a slice.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Breakfasts in Melbourne

    Menus like these make everyone a morning person.

  • Food & Drink

    Our Nine Favourite Northside Bars

    Our favourite boozy venues on the northern side of town.

  • Food & Drink

    Eight Classic Melbourne Dining Institutions That Never Get Old

    Hype is one thing, but tried and true resilience? That's a whole other ball game.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Cold Coffees in Melbourne

    Caffeine hits without the heat.

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