best new melbourne bars 2017

MELBOURNE | As the year draws to and end, the time has come for us to put together our list of the best new Melbourne bars of 2017. Melbourne’s famed bar scene continues to evolve each year, and 2017 proved no exception with a wide variety of new bar openings

aire hyatt centric loop

CHICAGO | In Chicago, the summer seems to pass in an instant. Looking to enjoy the weather with a view to boot? Chicago offers many rooftop bars and restaurants that fit the bill, many of them with heating and retractable roofs so you can enjoy them year-round. In no particular

fiftyfive melbourne cbd

MELBOURNE | Fiftyfive is located in a prime CBD location, yet many people walk past this basement bar every day without probably even realising it’s there. Located down a set of stairs on Elizabeth Street, near Flinders Street Station, Fiftyfive has been operating since 1999 and is a true gem

kilburn hawthorn

MELBOURNE | If you haven’t been to this part of town for a few years, you might be wondering what happened to cigar den Baranows Lounge. The answer is that it was reborn in 2015 as The Kilburn, a cocktail and whiskey bar. The building dates back to 1887, and

bar none camberwell

MELBOURNE | Bar None is a hidden bar in Camberwell that offers great cocktails in a prohibition era like space. There’s not much to give away Bar None’s location, but when you enter the unmarked building and see the lit up sign pointing to the basement, it’s clear where you need

east of everything camberwell

MELBOURNE | Located a few floors up in a nondescript office building in Camberwell, East of Everything rewards those who walk up the unmarked stairs and through the saloon doors with one of the best drinking experiences in this part of town. The space is simply furnished, with several tables

big chill house kings cross

LONDON | The team behind Brick Lane’s Big Chill Bar have been running a second venue, Big Chill House, since 2011. This rustic rooftop bar in King’s Cross is located on top of a former Georgian Pub, decked out with little food and drink huts, fruit plants and a few

college football big ten bars chicago

CHICAGO | Are you looking for the best sports bars to watch Big Ten college sports in Chicago? Given its location in the ‘heart of America’, Chicago truly is a melting pot of team alliances with proximity to some of the nation’s best sports teams. We love college sports at

bar oussou brunswick

MELBOURNE | Bar Oussou Brunswick is a cozy bar on Sydney Road that has a real sense of independence and community about it, thanks in big part to the welcoming, humble nature of its owners Mary and Oussou. The place is laid back and casual – warm lighting, couches and

seven grand north park

SAN DIEGO | Seven Grand North Park is the San Diego outpost of the well known Los Angeles bar of the same name. The space is dimly lit with dark wood, leather booths, tartan carpet, and taxidermy – lots of taxidermy. Like it’s older sibling, Seven Grand offers an impressive