Friday, May 7, 2010
It’s been a tough week hasn’t it – working for the man, grinding away… but the end is nigh, Friday night is approaching, drinks are on the horizon. Go on you deserve it, life’s too short to go straight home and hibernate, grab some friends and get out and about. If you have no friends, why not go out and meet some – either way you need it. Friday night drinks is a long established tradition, dating back to the Ancient Egyptians where pyramid builders used to arrange a weekly get together to celebrate the God of good times – “Fridacisis”. In the ritual, workers would get together, drink copious amounts of alcohol, talk themselves up, brag about their conquests, make lewd comments to female drink servers, usually get thrown out of the party and then stumble home via the camel-aki van. As you can see, not much has changed over the centuries. Always busy, it is at times very hard to find the right Friday night establishment, the following list is definitely worth checking out.
1. Riverland – 1 Princess Walk, Melbourne
2. Collins Quarter – 86a Collins Street, Melbourne
3. The Apartment – 401 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
4. Saint & Rogue – 582 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
5. Trunk – 275 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
6. Long Room – 162 Swanston Street. Melbourne
7. Spice Market – Beaney Lane, Melbourne
8. Cookie – 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne
9. Loop Bar – 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne
10. Mitre Tavern – 5 Bank Place, Melbourne
So there is a good start for you. Any of these venues will get your weekend off to a flying start. You are pretty much guaranteed a crowd when imbibing at any of these establishments – so get organising now. Please feel free to make suggestions by emailing email@example.com or simply leave comments below. As always you can find out more information by following the links off the bar name to Barengine.com. Happy Drinking!!!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Chapel Street has long been the go-to spot for the fashionista's and wannabe socialites. It is famous for its fashion, food, style and entertainment. The bar scene has developed too over the last few years with the cheesey, commercial venues being replaced with cool, stylish and chic bars. Bars are now found up and down the street and hidden within the laneways off it. So jump out of the car (that is no doubt gridlocked on the street) and wander up and down drinking to one's contentment.
1. Revolver – 229 Chapel Street, Prahran
2. Lucky Coq – 179 Chapel Street, Windsor
3. Mother’s Milk – 17 Chapel Street, Windsor
4. Katuk – 517 Chapel Street, South Yarra
5. Blue Bar – 330 Chapel Street, Prahran
6. Railway Hotel – 29 Chapel Street, Prahran
7. Red Bennies - 373 Chapel Street, Prahran
8. Kazbar – 481 Chapel Street, Prahran
9. Electric Ladyland – 265 Chapel Street, Prahran
10. Borsch Vodka & Tears – 173 Chapel Street, Windsor
Remember, this just touches on the surface on what this area has to offer. To find out more about the bars listed click on the link from the bar name. Feel free to make suggestions for lists by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving comments below. Happy Drinking!!!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
It’s the lifeline of Melbounrne, Swanston Street splits the city in half from East to West. There are a number of bars along this strip and I thought I would provide for a bar crawl that doesn’t require one to leave the main road. These Melbourne bars have taken advantage of this main strip and recent developments may have the street earmarked for closure.
1. Transport – Corner Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne
2. Transit – Corner Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne
3. Three Below – 60 Swanston Street Walk, Melbourne
4. Martini Bar at The Westin – 205 Collins Street, Melbourne
5. Cabinet Bar - Rainbow Alley, Melbourne
6. The Hi-Fi Bar – 125 Swanston Street, Melbourne
7. Toff in Town – 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne
8. The Lounge – 243 Swanston Street, Melbourne
9. Cho Gao - 211 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
10. The Order of Melbourne – 401 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Even though some of the address fields don’t seem to be on Swanston Street, the bar itself will look over it. Trust me, there is not a huge distance to cover, the little walk will do you some good. Feel free to make suggestions to email@example.com or leave comments below. You can check out the bar’s profile on Barengine.com by following the link from the bar name. Happy Drinking!!!
Monday, April 19, 2010
A reader by the name of Joel has submitted his favourite bar list. This list is another testament to the variation of bars in Melbourne and what this fabulous city has to offer. You too can submit lists by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to leave comments or suggestions below.
1. Rue Bebelons – 267 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
2. Tyranny of Distance – 147 Union Street, Windsor
3. Mothers Milk (Windsor) – 17 Chapel Street, Windsor
4. Der Raum – 438 Church Street, Richmond
5. Borsch, Vodka & Tears - 173 Chapel Street, Windsor
6. Section 8 – 27 Tattersalls Lane. Melbourne
7. Hell’s Kitchen – 20 Centre Place, Melbourne
8. Cookie – 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne
9. Back Bar - 67 Green Street, Windsor
10. Cricketer’s Bar @ Hotel Windsor – 111 Spring Street, Melbourne
As always, you can find more information on Barengine.com by following the links off the bar names. Happy Drinking!!!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Melbourne has a fabulous wine and dining culture. With a call for more responsible serving of alcohol, what better way to offer it with a great selection of food. A few small plates of food, matched with a glass of wine is a brilliant way to waste away a weekend... sorry, not waste, enjoy a weekend.