Melbourne


Pearl Diver Cocktails & Oysters: what to expect when it opens (Updated)

Here's what the talented bartending duo behind Pearl Diver Cocktails & Oysters have in store for the drinks, when they're opening and more.

I Hart Rum returns with more than 25 distilleries on show

I Hart Rum will have more than 80 rums from over 25 distilleries, cocktails, popups, a tiki mug store, and more.

Kayla Reid thinks everyone should work hospitality for a year

"It gives you that strength to be able to stand up for yourself, know what’s right and wrong," says Kayla Reid.

Huw Griffiths on the best gin for Martinis (and how many gins are too many)

What is the best gin for Martinis? Is there too much gin out there? Owner of Melbourne gin bar Union Electric, Huw Griffiths, answers those questions and more.

Inside Lover, Melbourne with James Burchett & Dave McAvoy

"Cocktails are meant to be fun." The Chapel Street restaurant and bar, Lover, might just be the antidote we need for the year we just had.

Bars of Note: The Elysian Whisky Bar

The Elysian Whisky Bar in Fitzroy offers guests a chance to taste hard to find whiskies and bottles you "almost can't replace."

A Good Thing: a beer at the bar at the Napier Hotel

Fitzroy's Napier Hotel is everything you want in a classic pub: friendly, comforting, familiar — the beer is cold and the food is hearty. And that is very much A Good Thing.

Black Pearl’s Shay Chamberlain: ‘Having had six months of nothing, we’re just happy to have anything.’

Shay Chamberlain talks about how it has felt to go through two lockdowns, the kind of place Black Pearl is, and three Melbourne bars she recommends.

Our rolling list of Melbourne bars reopening, their capacities, and how to book

As of 11:59pm tonight, Tuesday 27 October, they’ll once again be able to get on the beers — or the whisky, gin, cocktails, natural wine — in an actual bar.

Hayden Lambert talks Above Board, lockdown & the Melbourne bars he recommends

Owner and bartender Hayden Lambert tells us about Above Board, his approach to drinks, and the Melbourne bars he recommends to guests.