Tag: drinks

Melbourne’s newest festival, RISING, features a commissioned program of cultural events, degustations, theatre, live music, and one-of-a-kind experiences (bathing nude on the Yarra anyone?). The program is extensive, from fine dining to family friendly to free and we are absolutely…

Cocktails and Caviar at Poodle Upstairs

Cocktails, cheese, charcuterie, and caviar launched the newest addition to Poodle’s bar and bistro — the Poodle Upstairs cocktail lounge. The décor has a touch of art deco and the menu is an elevated offering of the bistro downstairs. The…

Sustainable Wine Without the Wank: Glou Opens on Smith Street

Want something fun for your holiday festivities? Stop by Glou, Smith Street’s newest bottle shop/tasting room/wine bar for wine on tap — sold by the growler or the glass. There’s a rainbow of red, white, rose, and orange wines on…

Happy hour at home, anyone?

It’s a Tuesday night, you’re looking to unwind after a long day, and you’re not in the mood for wine. You want something different: a cocktail – but they’re complex. For a perfect espresso martini, for example, you require vodka,…

A Noisy Ritual of winemaking at Vintage 2020

Say goodbye summer and hello autumn (aka wine making season) with Noisy Ritual! For the next six weeks, the urban winery is throwing open their doors and hosting some big, noisy celebrations to mark Vintage 2020. Local grapes from across…

A joyful celebration of gin at Juniperlooza

Juniperlooza — Melbourne’s riverside festival of gin returned for a weekend filled with good times and G&Ts. Held at the expansive Boatbuilders Yard, the venue managed to fit in 22 gin producers, roving performers, DJs, talk & taste sessions, and…

A Snapshot of Summer at Summertime Social

We are officially more than halfway through summer. (How did that happen?!) If, like me, you’re just getting started on making the most of the (mostly) sunny season, I recommend popping into the Summertime Social pop-up in Federation Square. When…

A Room with a View

Johnny’s Green Room celebrated their first birthday in style, which incidentally also coincided with the start of the summer season. The Melbourne weather even cooperated, giving us a perfect evening for a rooftop celebration. The venue quickly became one of…