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David Allegretti


David Allegretti

David Allegretti is an Editor at Concrete Playground, working across news, events, features, branded, and all things Melbourne. He loves creating exciting, informative (and sometimes weird) content, regularly going on first-person adventures in the name of quality journalism, but more importantly, in the name of fun.

David has appeared in The Guardian, The Age & Sydney Morning Herald, VICE, Pedestrian.TV, The Japan Times, Junkee, MTV, Beat Magazine, Kotaku, Gizmodo, and your mother's diary, amongst others.

You can usually find him having a beer at Paradise Alley, playing pool (badly) at The Cherry Tree Hotel, or enjoying his favourite pizza in the whole world (his mum’s at Bar Novanta).

  • Black Star Pastry Is Serving Up a Christmas Edition of Its Insta-Favourite Strawberry Watermelon Cake

    The team behind the world's most Instagrammed cake is getting festive with a limited-edition twist on its coveted dish.

  • Waterworld Central 2024

    Saturday 6th January - Wednesday 31st January
    @ The Entertainment Quarter

  • Cerveza in the City

    Thursday 23rd November - Friday 22nd December
    @ 25 Martin Place

  • Global Hotel Chain The Standard Is Coming to Australia in 2024 with a Brand-New Concept

    Standard International's new The StandardX will open in Fitzroy in February 2024.

  • 2024's Australian Open Is Set to Serve a Grand Slam of Flavours

    The tournament is promising to be a who's who of Melbourne's food scene. The only question is: what will you try first?

  • From Dawn to Dusk: A Complete Guide to the Perfect Day (And Night) In South Melbourne

    From sunrise lake strolls to moody late-night beach stargazing, with all the eats, beats and treats in between.

  • Level Up Your Stay: You Can Now Book a Night (or Week) at Melbourne's First Gaming-Themed Hotel Room

    This room at View Melbourne boasts all the equipment you'll need, gamer snacks and unlimited popcorn from the in-room popcorn machine.

  • Metaverse of Magic

    Tuesday 7th November - Sunday 19th November
    @ Sydney Coliseum Theatre

  • Coming Soon: In Great News for Mezcal Fiends, Ghost Donkey Is Opening Its First Australian Outpost

    Experience a slice of New York's mezcal scene at Melbourne's next go-to for premium mezcal, cocktails and Mexican bites.

  • An Insider's Guide to the Best of Spring in Melbourne

    From floating bars on the Yarra to a festival on a tramline to the sound of jazz across the city, see why Melbourne is the place to be this spring.

  • Melbourne Fashion Week

    Monday 23rd October - Sunday 29th October
    @ All Around Melbourne

  • The Eighty-Six

    Monday 23rd October - Tuesday 31st October
    @ All Around Melbourne

  • Melbourne International Games Week

    Saturday 30th September - Sunday 8th October
    @ All Around Melbourne

  • Melbourne International Jazz Festival

    Friday 20th October - Sunday 29th October
    @ All Around Melbourne

  • Is God Is — Sydney Theatre Company

    Friday 15th September - Saturday 21st October
    @ Sydney Theatre Company

  • Greece Lightning

    Friday 1st September - Wednesday 30th August
    @ Spiegeltent Festival Garden - The Vault

  • Artbar at The MCA

    Friday 1st September
    @ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

  • REAL Festival 2023

    Sunday 17th September
    @ Tench Reserve

  • Dog-Friendly Places to Stop on a Perth to Esperance Road Trip With Your Best Furry Friend

    See why the West really is best with this breathtakingly paw-fect itinerary.

  • Dog-Friendly Places to Stop on a Sydney to Brisbane Road Trip With Your Best Furry Friend

    Em-bark on one of the country's most popular — and stunning — road trips.

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