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MELBOURNE | The Rochester Hotel went from being a grungy dive, and not in a good way, to the kind of place you wanted to hang out in after receiving a much needed makeover in 2015. The makeover kept what was great about what was then called the Rochester Castle

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MELBOURNE | The Fox Hotel appears from the outside to be an old school Collingwood pub, but it has a decidedly modern ethos to the way it operates. There are several rooms in which to enjoy a drink or a meal (including a small, dog-friendly outdoor courtyard), and live music

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MELBOURNE | The National Hotel is a gastropub in Richmond that combines the usual modern pub offering with some Asian influences, fitting with the Vietnamese influences on the street in which it is located. The interior is modern and casual, with wood, concrete and high ceilings on the inside, and

MELBOURNE | Named after the intersecting streets on which this Seddon pub sits, Charles & Gamon is a venue that’s focused on getting the simple things right – good food and drink in a friendly, cozy environment. This gastropub of sorts puts an emphasis on discovering the provenance of their

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MELBOURNE | Beer DeLuxe was one of the first venues in Hawthorn to start offering a really decent range of craft beer in the area, when the former “Undertaker” pub was revamped back in 2012. In that time, Beer DeLuxe Hawthorn has continued to offer a great selection of beers

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LONDON | It’s surprising to find a bar in the uber-trendy Shoreditch that isn’t overpriced and full of businessmen but The Red Lion is hidden well enough to ensure the relaxed and friendly crowd of people who just want to sit in the sun and drink are not disturbed. Their

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LONDON | This Brixton bar and club offers weekly live music, comedy and themed club nights atop their two-tiered garden terrace. Their sky-high events are what makes the Prince of Wales one of the best outdoor spaces in London and well worth the trek down south. Downstairs, it’s more of

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LONDON | This quirky pub in London comes into its own during summer, as the garden rooftop begins to bloom. Bright flowers, tall palms and crawling vines take over the Faltering Fullback‘s outdoor terrace, making it the perfect respite from the urban jungle that is London. These guys play host

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LONDON | The owners of The Culpeper, a gastropub in Whitechapel, have turned their rooftop space into a fully functioning greenhouse, growing their own vegetables, fruit and herbs to be used in the downstairs kitchen. And amongst all of it lies a hidden bar serving bespoke botanical cocktails as well

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CHICAGO | Public House River North is a gastropub and sports bar that knows beer. With six cicerones (basically beer sommeliers) on staff ready to help you pick your beverage of choice from over 100 types of beer in house, its no problem to find something for any mood and