Melbourne Bars

Four of Melbourne’s top bartenders plan to open new venue “Fancy Free” this year

June 17, 2018

Four bartenders who have been instrumental to the rise of Melbourne’s highly regarded Black Pearl will open a new venue in the CBD later this year. Rob Libecans, Chris Hysted-Adams, Matthew Stirling and Ryan Noreiks will lead the charge at Fancy Free, helping shape the bar as a neighbourhood watering hole in the middle of […]

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The Store Room is St Kilda’s newest speakeasy that needs to be accessed via telephone (Melbourne)

May 20, 2018

Punch in ‘2’ on an obscured automated phone at the entrance of The Store Room and request entry before this bar’s opening appears. Melbourne’s latest vintage-minded drinking hole, taking over a former barber shop on St Kilda Road, is dialing up a bygone era and borrowing a few tips and tricks from traditional speakeasys, including […]

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Review: Juliet is Melbourne’s romantic new speakeasy celebrating women in winemaking

October 10, 2017

Ask any Melbournian about a wine bar worth visiting, and Punch Lane is sure to be mentioned a couple of times. Located above Little Bourke street, in the heart of the CBD, Punch Lane has become a Melbourne institution during its two decades of operation. However, this month, owner Martin Pirc decided to target a […]

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Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards Nominees for 2016

November 6, 2015

On Monday 7th December of this year, Time Out Melbourne will be crawling through a massive list of nominated local bars and crown winners across several categories at a special ceremony hosted at The Mill House in Flinders Lane. The ceremony has fast become one of the liveliest celebrations of Melbourne’s famously comprehensive bar culture, […]

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