Category: drinks

Melbourne’s most fabulous July events

Ah, July. You filled our bellies with pizza (including ones topped with crickets). You took us to bars new and old, to a live jazz band playing in a Spiegeltent, and to a boutique with hand-crafted Italian shoes. Here are our…

Nuffnang’s Blogger Drinks at The General Store & Co.

What happens when you put a roomful of bloggers into a hip new CBD bar? A damn good time, that’s what. Ruki and I are part of the Nuffnang blogger network, which makes sure that the people behind the websites/Twitter/Instagrams…

Hophaus launches at Southgate

German Sparkle Party alert! (Okay, not really. But you never know.) Hophaus is a Bavarian-style beer hall and restaurant that’s just opened in Southgate in Southbank. Steins of beer, pretzels, and shots of Jägermeister all featured at the opening party — Prost! Hophaus is…

May’s best events

You know us — always up for a good time. While Ruki was gallivanting around the U.S. and Europe for most of May, I was holding down the fort in Melbourne. With events on every night of the week, here…

Seduction of Sanity with Hendrick’s Gin

A night of interactive art, cocktails, and taxidermied winged puppies — Hendrick’s Gin’s Seduction of Sanity was an evening to remember. The event description was intriguing. What were we in for? Hendrick’s mysterious Seduction of Sanity event promises to offer…

Good Beer Week 2014

200 events celebrating craft beer over nine days. Melbourne won’t know what’s hit it. It’s all due to the team behind Good Beer Week (17-25 May), who have seen 400% growth in events since their 2011 launch. I’ve been involved in…

Get Your Balls at SmithBalls

‘Twas the Thursday before Easter, and all through the town, not a creature was stirring…except at the Meatball & Wine Co. launch party for SmithBalls. It was one of those nights where Ruki and I turned to each other and…

Flavour Exchange – Autumn

Flavour Exchange is a new concept being held in Fed Square this year. The idea is to have a broad-based tasting of Victoria’s finest autumnal wines, beers, ciders and bites. The quarterly event has superseded the bi-monthly Wine Showcase and…

General Store & Co. Bar Launch

General Store & Co. is the new bar in town. As soon as I entered I knew that I would like this place. It goes for a house-party-away-from-home vibe. What does that mean? Cocktails in big red Solo cups, a range…

Zhou Zhou bar launch

“I’m going to bar launch,” I posted on Facebook, en route to Zhou Zhou. “I’m going to a bar launch, bar launch, bar launch. / Let’s start a nuclear war…at the bar launch, bar launch, bar launch.” (That’s to the…