Things To Do
Grab Your Best Mate And Score A Spritz On Aperol

After the rollercoaster year we’ve had, it’s safe to say that we all deserve a drink—or two. To keep cool in the rising…

Things To Do
Here’s How You Can Score Free Beer And Celebrate This Summer

Nothing spreads festive cheer quite like free beer. So, we've teamed up with Heineken® to spread the good word and let you…

Restaurants
Start 2022 Right, Here’s What’s Open New Year’s Day In Melbourne

Let’s be honest, when you roll out of bed on New Year’s Day you’re going to want a rather large coffee–preferably…

Bars & Pubs
Auterra
Armadale, VIC

Armadale has welcomed its classy new wine bar, Auterra to its beloved High Street…

Restaurants
Woods Yard
South Melbourne , VIC

 Launching Woods Yard back in 2020—owners and brothers Kris and…

Bars & Pubs
Teller
Brunswick East , VIC

Housed in the former State Savings Bank of Victoria which dates back to 1918, Teller,…

Restaurants
Shannon Martinez’s New Vegan Mecca Has Set A New Standard For Plant-Based Dining

Earlier in the year, we heard the rumblings that Shannon Martinez's wildly successful  Smith & Daughters + Smith…

Bars & Pubs
The Best Cocktail Bars In Melbourne And Where To Find Them

When the clock hits cocktail hour you don't want to be messing around with watery martinis or a heavy-handed Negroni. Thanks to…

Restaurants
Leonardo’s Is Reopening For One Day Only With A Massive Christmas Pizza Party

Earlier in the year after a gruelling series of lockdowns and restrictions, Leonardo’s got dealt another blow when a kitchen fire…

Bars & Pubs
WAYGOOD
Richmond , VIC

Taking over the space from beloved wine bar Saint.Urban, this laidback Cave à…

Restaurants
Butcher & Vine
Hawthorn, Vic

Just 15-minutes east of the CBD you’ll find one of the city’s most…

Bars & Pubs
Sarah Sands Hotel
Brunswick, 3056

Brunswick locals are in for a treat, as the Sarah Sands Hotel on Sydney Road has…

Restaurants
12 Of The Best Indian Restaurants In Melbourne

Melbourne is known for having one of the most culturally diverse culinary scenes in the world, but you already know that and so do we. What…

Restaurants
Here’s What’s Open This Christmas Day In Melbourne

If you’re looking for a way to escape the chaos of Christmas cooking and cruise through the festive day stress-free, we’ve…

Bars & Pubs
Warrandyte’s Dedicated Grappa Bar Is Bringing The Classic Italian Liquor Into Today

Popular for its dense native bushland and stunning river, Warrandyte has become a hot spot for Melburnians looking to escape the city. The…

Bars & Pubs
Deeds Taproom And Kitchen
Glen Iris, VIC

Glen Iris, one of the driest spots in Melbourne, is now home to multi-award-winning…

Restaurants
The Grand Dining Room
Richmond, VIC

The Grand Dining Room has an esteemed reputation for being one of the most…

Bars & Pubs
Valhalla
Melbourne, VIC

Following in line with their nordic theme, the name ‘Valhalla’ is derived…

Bars & Pubs
Patsy’s Is The All-New, Meat-Free Wine Bar Taking Cues From The Mediterranean Vino Scene

Patsy’s is an all-new venture with a focus on good wine and meat-free dining. Moving outside the conventional wine bar filled with…

U:L By You
Your 2021 Guide To The Best Bottomless (And Boozy) Brunches In Melbourne

Some mornings are meant for sleep-ins and some are meant for bottomless mimosas. And when you’re in the mood for that kind of wake up,…

Bars & Pubs
Sip On A Frozen Grape Nerd, Gummy Bear Or Musk Margarita At This Tex-Mex Spot

Margaritas—they’re the superior cocktail. While nothing beats a mix that stays true to its lime juice, tequila, and Cointreau…

Stingrays
Abbotsford, VIC

Abbotsford has developed majorly in the last decade with bars, restaurants and cafes…

Restaurants
Mesa Verde
Melbourne, VIC

Located on the 6th floor of Swanston Street’s Curtin House, Mexican tequila bar…

Food & Drink
Chachos
Windsor, VIC

Is it Italian? Is it Mexican? It’s Chachos. Packed full of flavour and fun, the…

Gifts
5 Of The Best Boozy Gift Ideas To Wrap Up This Christmas

This summer, we're feeling extra appreciative of the people in our lives after a pretty rough 2021. And for many of us, that might mean…

What's On
Melbourne Street Eatz Is Making Its Return For A Mammoth Summer Season

A flurry of food trucks on the waterfront can only mean one thing—Melbourne Street Eatz is back with its biggest event to date. …

Bars & Pubs
Raise A Schooner To Melbourne’s Most Impressive Beer Gardens

It’s finally happened, lockdown restrictions are gone, warmer weather is here and there’s serious end of the year vibes about.…

Bars & Pubs
Hobsons Bay Hotel
Williamstown, VIC

Backed by an all-star lineup, including the founder of Rustica, Hobsons Bay Hotel…

Restaurants
Chancery Lane
Melbourne , VIC

Step back in time at restaurateur Scott Pickett’s newest venture, Chancery…

Bars & Pubs
Glou
Collingwood, VIC

We love a wine down here in Melbourne, and we also love a yarn. So we think…

Bars & Pubs
The Finer Details On HER, The Four Storey Mega Venue From The Team Behind Arbory Afloat

HQ Group, the minds behind Arbory have finally spilt the details on HER, the five-storey hospitality labyrinth set smack-bang…

Restaurants
Ball Out On A Budget With 6 Boujee Cheap Oyster Nights Across Melbourne

When you’re driving down the road and you see a sign saying ‘Cheap Seafood’, you usually keep right on driving. Seafood is…

Bars & Pubs
QV’s Pop-Up Container Bar Is Bringing A Euro Summer To The Heart Of Melbourne

In the few months of the year that it’s not cold or wet, us Melburnians jump at the chance to wrap our hands around a bev in the…

Food & Drink
MASTI
Fitzroy , VIC

Say hello to the newest kid on the block in Fitzroy: Masti. This Indian hangout is…

Bars & Pubs
Zymurgy
West Footscray, VIC

A new joint project between the owners of Hop Nation Brewing Co. and Yarrville's…

Restaurants
Three Blue Ducks
Tullamarine , VIC

After a few rumours, a little hearsay around the hospo traps and plenty of crossed…

Local Escapes
Sorrento’s Conti Hotel Is Reopening After A Multimillion Dollar Redevelopment

It’s been a while between drinks, but this summer will mark the anticipated return of Sorrento’s Continental. …

Bars & Pubs
Your 2021 Guide To The Best Karaoke Spots In Melbourne

2021 has been a tough year to say the least, but now it’s time to ‘let it go’ and sing your troubles away at…

Restaurants
These Are The 10 Best Parmas In Melbourne As Voted By You

To celebrate our 10th birthday here at Urban List, we’re asking you to tell us your top 10 lists over on our Instagram. This time…

Food & Drink
Ocean Beach Pavilion
Sorrento, 3943

Gingerboy’s Teague Ezard has teamed up with several heavyweights to bring the…

Bars & Pubs
Gum
Collingwood, VIC

Reminiscent of a 70s style bar, Gum is Collingwood’s latest boozy haunt.…

Bars & Pubs
Pontoon Park
St Kilda , VIC

Just a few months back, the idea of having a beer with your mates in the sunshine…

Bars & Pubs
21 Of Melbourne’s Best Rooftop Bars In 2021

It’s been a long year, but we’ve put in the hard work and now it’s time for us to kick back with a drink and sing from the…

Restaurants
Several Initiatives Are Set To See The CBD’s Streets Primed For Outdoor Dining Over Summer

In a bid to bring back Melbourne’s hospitality scene sooner rather than later, the City of Melbourne has announced a new initiative…

Bars & Pubs
Here Are The 5 Best Bars In Melbourne According To The City’s Favourite TikTok Tour Guide

If you’ve spent any time endlessly scrolling through the wonderous world of TikTok you’ve probably encountered the enthusiastic…

Bars & Pubs
The Prince Rooftop Beer Garden
St Kilda, 3182

With summer fast approaching, and life returning to a level of normalcy, we all owe…

Restaurants
Thin Slizzy
Collingwood, VIC

Collingwood just scored a very Collingwood late-night pizza joint called Thin Slizzy,…

Food & Drink
La Pinta
Reservoir, 3073

Once upon a time, one would be hard-pressed to find a restaurant worth travelling to…

Bars & Pubs
A Guide To Melbourne’s Best Bars For 2021

Melbourne has a very special set-up when it comes to bars. We have such a big mixture of venues from your large-scale favourites…

Restaurants
The Melbourne Restaurants, Bars And Diners Taking Bookings For This Weekend And Beyond

It's been a long, cold winter full of virtual dinners, make-at-home meal boxes and Uber Eats meals that may or may not have arrived. But…

Food & Drink
Port Melbourne’s Pop-Up Beach Club Is Returning With Bottomless Spritz On Sundays

All of a sudden, Melbourne is coming through with the reopenings we've been waiting for. And now, The Exchange Hotel is bringing back…

Bars & Pubs
Braeside Brewing Co
Mordialloc, VIC

Melbourne's independent beer scene has shown little signs of slowing down over…

Bars & Pubs
Hemingway’s Wine Room
East Melbourne, VIC

East Melbourne is a haven for historic and beautiful buildings, and new in the…

Restaurants
Longrain
Melbourne, VIC

Little Bourke Street dining institution, Longrain, will get a new lease on life…

Bars & Pubs
A Secret Italian-Themed Garden Wine Bar Is Opening Up On A Melbourne Rooftop

Nothing quite tickles the fancy of Melburnians like a secret, clandestine bar; hidden in plain sight but accessible to those in the know.…

Food & Drink
We Talk Tattoo Parties, Shady Pines Saloon And Cocktail Recipes With Bartender Lucille Rose

The past two years have been a real trip. Extended and snap lockdowns have left us lusting after late nights shouting at our mates over live…

Restaurants
Order Up From These Melbourne Bars, Restaurants And Cafes Doing Takeaway During Lockdown

So, here we are again, staring right down the barrel of another lockdown. There are at least two weeks ahead of too much Playstation,…

Bars & Pubs
Poodle
Fitzroy , VIC

The team behind cult takeaway pop-up, Rocco’s Bologna Discoteca, have opened up…

Restaurants
Old Palm Liquor
Brunswick East, VIC

Old Palm Liquor might be relatively new on the scene, but once you step inside…

Restaurants
The Beer & Burger Bar
Richmond, VIC

Swan Street native, Beer and Burger Bar, is back with a brand new…

Food & Drink
Ditch The Servo Sausage Roll And Whip Up Wings x Tins’ Spicy Recipe

Our love for sausage rolls runs deep. That golden crust, drool-worthy meaty centre and perfect flavour combo really get our hearts racing.…

Restaurants
Make Your Local Proud, These Cafes, Bars And Restaurants Are Taking Merch To The Next Level

There are plenty of ways (and reasons) to get behind your favourite restaurant or cafe right now. One method is to order takeaway, the other…

Bars & Pubs
A 2000sqm Vintage Bowling Alley, Bar And Beer Garden Is Coming To Melbourne’s Inner North

A new generation of hospo moguls are beginning to emerge out of Melbourne, each bringing something new to the various culinary corners of…

Bars & Pubs
Punk Carla
Windsor, 3181

Windsor, meet Punk Carla, the cocktail bar that combines grunge with hedonism and…

Restaurants
The B.East Of Brunswick St.
Fitzroy, VIC

Institute-status burger joint, The B.East, is set to open a sister restaurant called…

Bars & Pubs
Surly’s Bar & Garden | Preston
Preston, 3072

Not five years ago, venturing north up the far end of High Street in search of a…

Food & Drink
Where To Sip On Fancy Zero Alcohol Cocktails In Melbourne This July

If you're thinking about cancelling your social calendar this Dry July, think again. Just because booze is off the table this month…

Bars & Pubs
A Rooftop Bar Focussing On Good Music, Good Vibes And Vinyl Records Is Coming To Collingwood Yards

Within less than a year, Collingwood Yards and its many residents—Hope St Radio and Licorice Pie Records to name a few—have…

Bars & Pubs
Melbourne Institution, Penny Black, Is Reopening With A New Menu, Interior And Beer Garden

Melbourne’s rich and diverse hospitality scene lost some of the good ones last year, but as we recover from the nightmare that was…

Bars & Pubs
The Blacksmith
Richmond, VIC

Occupying the space formerly known as Sneak, The Blacksmith couldn't be more…

Restaurants
Land of Plenty
St Kilda , VIC

Carlisle Street took a hit to its hospo offerings when Uncle shut their St Kilda East…

Bars & Pubs
The Pickle & The Patty
South Melbourne, VIC

The Pickle & The Patty—formerly of The Ascot Lot—now calls The Market…

What's On
Take The Title Of Board Game Champion At This Boozy Knockout Tournament

If you’re a hardcore board game enthusiast and you think you have what it takes to win it all, then check out the Board Game…

Food & Drink
Warm Up With Housemade Mulled Cider At This Cosy Bayside Pub In The Mornington Peninsula

If escaping the city is on the agenda this winter then let us introduce you to the picturesque hotel and pub serving up mulled wine,…

Food & Drink
Here’s Where To Drink And Dine This Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend In Melbourne

Here's a public holiday Melbourne well and truly bloody deserves, especially after that two-week lockdown stint.   If…

Restaurants
Mary’s Melbourne

If you’ve ever been knocking about in Newtown with a 2042 local, there’s…

Bars & Pubs
Patient Wolf Distillery And Bar | Southbank
Southbank, VIC

Patient Wolf Distilling Co. has been a staple of the excellent Brunswick food…

Bars & Pubs
Republic Tavern
Epping , VIC

Republic Tavern, or the “Revolution of the North,” is a spacious bar,…

Restaurants
This Southside Burger Joint Is Reopening At 11:59pm Tonight And They’re Handing Out Free Burgers

It’s been a tough fortnight out there, and while us Melburnians are missing plenty of our usual rituals, one that’ll be at the…

Local Escapes
The New Five Star Marriott Hotel In Docklands Has An Open-To-All Infinity Pool Cocktail Bar

Melbourne’s docklands have been going through one hell of a glow-up for quite some time now and the good news just keeps rolling with…

Bars & Pubs
Lockdown’s Sold-Out Sandwich Pop-Up, Jolly Good, Has Opened A Permanent Fitzroy Outpost

The humble sandwich has come a long way from the local tuck shop’s ham, cheese and tomato number. No longer are we seeing the…

Music
Blue Moon Karaoke Bar
Melbourne, VIC

So you think you’re pretty good when you belt out a few tunes in the shower.…

Food Trucks
4 Pines Welcome To Brunswick
Brunswick, VIC

Brunswick is definitely not lacking in the excellent-spots-to-get-a-feed department,…

Bars & Pubs
Handsome Bar

Transport yourself back to the 1970’s in this lavish, mossy green-walled bar…

Bars & Pubs
Rocco’s, And The Sub That Stopped The State During Last Year’s Lockdown, Is Returning This Weekend

It only took the gang at Gertrude Street’s already-iconic Poodle to knock up a takeaway solution when lockdown round one hit. It was…

Bars & Pubs
Bring Moon Dog’s Brewery Into Your Home With The Moon Doggies Beer Club

Running out of beer is never cool, especially when it occurs after already sinking a couple rendering the run to the bottle a no go. Lucky…

Bars & Pubs
Hope St Radio Has Opened A Swanky New Speakeasy In Collingwood Yards

Community radio has been at the grassroots of Melbourne’s music scene for decades, launching homegrown talent and showcasing some of…

Bars & Pubs
Bodriggy Brewing Co.
Abbotsford, VIC

A warehouse in Abbotsford has left room for Bodriggy Brewing Company to move in,…

Bars & Pubs
Paradise Valley Hotel
Clematis, VIC

If you’ve ever caught Puffing Billy (if you haven’t, why not?)…

Restaurants
Akaiito
Melbourne, Victoria

Located in the heart of Flinders Lane lies a 2-storey modern fine dining restaurant…

Food & Drink
Everything You Need To Know About Melbourne’s Newest Rooftop Dining Precinct

Melbourne, it’s time to get excited—because we’ve just scored a brand new rooftop dining precinct at Westfield Doncaster,…

Bars & Pubs
This Tex-Mex Haven Is Mixing Up Margaritas Based On All Your Favourite Childhood Soft Drinks

El Camino Cantina, the Tex-Mex hotspot on Brunswick Street Fitzroy is renowned for its cocktail game. Home of the instant classic…

Bars & Pubs
Warm Your Mitts This Winter On A Boozy Mug Of Milo At This CBD Bar

The temperature gauge is starting to dip and Melbourne’s doing its icy tundra thing again. There’s little relief but this is a…

Bars & Pubs
CITIZEN
South Wharf, VIC

Australians love a cold beer during the warmer months, and residents of Melbourne are…

Bars & Pubs
Fall From Grace
Melbourne, VIC

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, State of Grace is back as you…

Restaurants
Pinchy’s
Melbourne, Victoria

Calling all lobster fiends—Pinchy’s is opening up a massive…

Bars & Pubs
A Banging (And Bottomless) 90s Party Is Coming To This Riverside Bar

The 90s were a simpler time. A playlist was limited to just one CD inside your discman, television was made up of just several channels and…

News
Arbory Afloat Is Packing Down And Going Into Hibernation For The Winter

It’s here, the event that finally stamps out any last chance of warm weather and ushers in Melbourne’s frosty period,…

The Brooklyn Block Party Down Section 8’s Tattersalls Lane Is Back For A Thumper 13-Hour Session

Almost as iconic as the venue it’s housed within, The Brooklyn Block Party is returning for a fifth year for a thumper 13-hour party…

Food & Drink
Elektra

Following the closing of The Press Club in March, the Flinders Street space underwent…

Bars & Pubs
Rascal
Brunswick, VIC

A cheeky new wine bar slinging out delicious dishes has just arrived on Sydney Road…

Bars & Pubs
Byrdi
Melbourne, VIC

You’ll find much-anticipated cocktail bar, Byrdi at Melbourne Central’s…

Bars & Pubs
Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin Is Returning For 2021 And They’re Painting The Town Red

Since arriving on the scene, Four Pillars have set the standard for gin in the modern age of Australia. Their distillery set amongst…

Restaurants
Fitzroy’s Already-Iconic Poodle Is Hosting A Swanky Bottomless Brunch

Taste the finer things in life at Poodle with Head Chef Josh Fry’s newly announced Bottomless Brunch. You’ll be treated to…

Food & Drink
8 Must Eat (And Drink) Events You Can’t Miss At This Year’s Good Food Month

Good Food Month is back once again, the month-long celebration of Melbourne’s culinary community is on its way for this…

Bars & Pubs
The Fancy Parrot
Ascot Vale , VIC

Next time you’re up north, you might want to check out The Fancy Parrot; Ascot…

Restaurants
Pepe’s Italian And Liquor
Melbourne, Victoria

Trunk just got a major upgrade and we’re not mad about it. Owner Nick Kutcher…

Bars & Pubs
Moon Dog World
Preston, Victoria

Located within a secret warehouse in Preston, Moon Dog World is a beer garden…

What's On
Juniperlooza, The Bottomless Botanical-Filled Gin Experience Is Coming To Melbourne

The colder months of Melbourne just seem to be getting better and better this year as we’ve just heard the news that the Juniperlooza…

Things To Do
Let Loose At This Major Daft Punk Tribute And Beer Festival Hitting Melbourne

Our love of beer, golf and Daft Punk tribute bands runs deep, and the legends over at Colonial Brewing Co. are delivering all of this and…

Bars & Pubs
Dodge The Sunday Scaries At Australia’s First Booze-Free Bar

Remember being on your P plates and ordering a lemon, lime and bitters while your friends ordered G&Ts? Remember wishing there was a…

Cafes
Willsmere Station Café And Wine Bar
Kew, VIC

Don’t get us wrong, there’s nothing like perfectly poached eggs and…

Music
Tempo Rubato
Brunswick, VIC

If classical music is your scene or if you just want to spend the start of your…

Bars & Pubs
Bourke Street Green
Melbourne, VIC

If you’re looking to unwind in an urban sanctuary, complete with a vintage…

Bakeries & Delis
A Dive Bar From East 9th Brewing Co Has Opened Up In A Soon-To-Be-Demolished King St Haunt

Hotel Animal Dive Bar and Grill is the new dive bar in Melbourne’s CBD serving up killer burgers and the newly released Doss Blockos D…

Things To Do
Here’s Everything You Need To Eat, See And Do In Richmond

Located a stone’s throw from Melbourne CBD, Richmond is one of Melbourne’s most lively suburbs, showcasing an eclectic mix of…

Food & Drink
From Bottomless Beers And Cocktails To Crispy Schnitzels, Get Around This Epic Feast With Your Crew

If you and your mates like to keep your plates full and drinks flowing, then we’ve found the ultimate feast perfect for your next…

Restaurants
Touché Hombre
Melbourne, VIC

Ian Curley and Jerome Borazio have teamed up to revamp Mexican joint Touché…

Bars & Pubs
Prince Alfred | Port Melbourne
Port Melbourne, VIC

If you’re looking for a place to take a load off after a massive week at work,…

Bars & Pubs
Bar Margaux
Melbourne, VIC

Michael and Zara Madrusan (Made in the Shade Group) have a real knack for giving us…