Activities & Itineraries

5 Of Melbourne’s Best Hidden Secrets

By Phoebe McRae - 26 Apr 2018

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Melbourne is one big city. There are new things popping up every single week and it can be hard to keep up with what’s hot, what’s not and what to keep secret so it doesn’t get completely ruined.

Lucky for you, we recently teamed up with Jaguar to celebrate the launch of the Jaguar E-PACE by scouring the city for hidden gems and bespoke experiences in the city’s biggest scavenger hunt ever, Jaguar E-PACE City Secrets.

Here are 5 of the best hidden secrets we uncovered in one afternoon alone. You’re welcome.

The Prohibition Bar That No One Can Ever Find...

Eau De Vie

It’s surprising how few people have been to Eau De Vie considering it tops just about every best bars in Melbourne list. The 1920’s prohibition themed bar might be hard work to hunt down (hot tip: it’s behind the huge wooden door on Malthouse Lane) but once you find it, you’ll never want to leave. Known best for their cocktails, find yourself a dark corner and make your way through the entire menu.

The Japanese Masterclass By The Best Chefs In The Biz...

Otao Kitchen

Fact: cooking classes are underrated. And, TBH, it’s probably because no one has taken a Japanese masterclass at Otao Kitchen. Serving up a whole range delicious workshops from street food to dumplings that will completely change the way you cook and eat, it’s the perfect place to learn some new skills from some of the best chefs in biz. Get involved here.

The Amazing Mural No One’s ‘Grammed (Yet)...

.Urban Oasis Street Art

Believe it or not, tucked away in the heart of the CBD, there’s an urban oasis that’s completely untouched on Meyers Place. The amazing mural taking over the side of an entire building is Melbourne street art at its best, and when we say it’s untouched, we mean the influencers haven’t discovered yet, which is exactly why you need to.

The African Cocktail Bar You Forgot Existed...

Glamp Cocktail Bar

If safari-style glamping is your vibe, you’re going to wish you knew about Glamp Cocktail Bar before reading this. Housed inside a massive safari tent (yes, really) and serving all the best authentic African eats, this epic bar is the perfect place to grab cocktails with the girls before a big night out or take a first date. The best part? They even stock African beers!

The Luxe Florist Stocking Europe’s Most Wanted Designs...

Flos. Botanic Studio

If you’re trying to be a real adult, you know you need to update your home with flowers at least once a season. Enter Flos. Botanical Studio, a bespoke florist based in Abbotsford. Ditch your old coffee table books for a bunch of seasonal buds, or add the finishing touch to your bedroom with forever on-trend natives.

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Editors note: This article is sponsored by Jaguar Australia and proudly endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

Image credit: Jenna Fahey White

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