Juniperlooza is Melbourne’s first ever Gin festival

Two Melbourne bars, Pilgrim Bar and Riverland Bar, are coming together to host Australia’s first-ever Gin festival, titled Juniperlooza. Both venues will be hosting the event over two-days this month, showcasing Australia’s best Gins across a variety of tastings, Gin-inspired food stalls, and roaming entertainment set on the banks of the Yarra at Federation Wharf.

A total of thirteen of the country’s best Gin producers will host pop-up Gin stations at the event, showcasing everything from the classic G&T to specially created cocktails designed to be best showcase their product. One such Gin brand will be The West Winds which has come on board as the festival’s official partner.

All that Gin will need some fresh food to pair up, so there will be an oyster shucking stand, a Bang Bang Indochine pop-up, and bar favourites from Riverland, all designed to complete the experience surrounding these nine types of Gin.

Tickets are priced at $25 each and include one Gin token, priority access to ‘Meet the Maker” sessions, and entry into a major prize draw. You can grab them from For more information and to stay up to date with developments follow @PilgrimBarMelb and @RiverlandBar on Social Media.


Where: Pilgrim Bar/Riverland Bar, Federation Wharf, Melbourne
When: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November, 2015


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Chris Singh

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