Category: drinks

National Trust – Pop-Up Bars

The National Trust is throwing open the doors to some of Melbourne’s most iconic venues for Melburnians to quench their thirst. Theresa and I were lucky enough to attend the vodka night at the Old Melbourne Gaol. At $40, these tickets…

Polēpolē – Opening Night

Does Melbourne have an East African inspired bar? I don’t actually know. Having grown up around Dandenong I know we have excellent food from many African countries. Having ventured to the West side we definitely have the authentic stuff. But…

Thunder Road and Mensousai Mugen Japanese dinner

What happens when you combine one of Melbourne’s best microbreweries with a Japanese restaurant? A special Japanese-style award-winning beer — and a five-course dinner to celebrate and launch the restaurant. Mensousai Mugen is a hidden Japanese restaurant off a laneway, Bligh Place, near Flinders…

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…