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Melbourne City Guide

Welcome to our Melbourne City Guide. Melbourne is our home base, and what can we say other than we love it here. The cultural, culinary, and sporting capital of Australia provides no shortage of opportunities for locals and visitors alike to have a great time, and we’re privileged to call this city home. We’re always out and about, looking for the best that this city has to offer, and we’re happy to share our knowledge with you right here.

melbourne city guide

BE A LOCAL

Wouldn’t it be nice to know a local in every city you visited? A person who knows all the best places to eat and drink in town, the city’s hidden gems, and those off the beaten path things to do? Well that’s what we’re here for. We’ve done all the hard work for you, to help you dive right into exploring the world’s best cities like a local.

EAT

Casa Chino, Brunswick

MELBOURNE | Chifa is a Peruvian-Cantonese fusion cuisine that began to develop in the late 1800s in Lima, when Peru experienced a large wave...

ARGI, Kensington

MELBOURNE | The variety of quality vegan options in Melbourne has never been greater. As the years go by, more places are opening that...

Just Coconut, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Just Coconut launched in Brisbane in 2021, with the aim of inspiring healthier lifestyles by providing fresh, premium coconut-based drinks and desserts...

El Rincón, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | El Rincón is a traditional Spanish tapas bar and restaurant on Victoria Street, that's been open for almost eight years. The family...

Brewmanity, South Melbourne

MELBOURNE | Brewmanity was founded in 2015 by former Melbourne Football Club captain David Neitz, his former team mate Paul Hopgood, and ex-CUB marketing...

DRINK

Daddy Bar, Brunswick

MELBOURNE | Daddy Bar is a small local's bar housed in a former bank vault just off Sydney Road in Brunswick. It's owned by...

KAIJU! Beer & Pizza, Huntingdale

MELBOURNE | KAIJU! Beer & Pizza (formerly known as KAIJU! Cantina) is the home of Kaiju Brewing, housed in a converted warehouse in Huntingdale....

St Felix Distillery, Mordialloc

MELBOURNE | St Felix Distillery is a Mordialloc distillery housed in an old brick warehouse that forms part of the Urban Ground complex. It...

High Note, Northcote

MELBOURNE | The Northcote end of High Street has always been a bit of a great area for fans of live music, with lots...

Evil Thoughts, Brunswick East

MELBOURNE | There's a new bar in Brunswick East, one that I've been eagerly anticipating since noticing the 'Evil Thoughts' poster and liquor...

DO

Ballers Clubhouse, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | It opened in 2021, and I had a booking to visit in July of that year, then lockdown happened. Somehow a year...

Museum of Chinese Australian History, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Museum of Chinese Australian History is one of my favourite museums in Melbourne. I revisited this laneway museum recently for What's On...

Tony Tan’s Cooking School, Trentham

TRENTHAM | Tony Tan's Cooking School is the new project from one of Australia's most highly regarded chefs and teachers, Tony Tan. Held at...

Melbourne Skydeck, Southbank

MELBOURNE | Melbourne Skydeck has just launched, replacing what was the Eureka Skydeck. After a multi-million dollar renovation, it's reopened to the public and...

La Mama Theatre, Carlton

MELBOURNE | La Mama Theatre in Carlton is one of Australia's most iconic independent theatres. The theatre was founded by Betty Burstall in 1967,...

SHOP

DOC Delicatessen, Carlton

MELBOURNE | DOC Delicatessen is part of DOC Group, adding a deli-focused offering to the staple of venues that include the iconic DOC Carlton...

Mat’s Hot Shop, Collingwood

MELBOURNE | Mat's Hot Shop was launched by hot sauce aficionado Mat Garthwaite in late 2019. First as an online store then as a...

BAM Cornerstore, Essendon

MELBOURNE | I was recently invited to check out BAM Cornerstore, a new Essendon spot that aims to reimagine the good ol' corner store /...

The Que Club, Brunswick East

MELBOURNE | The Que Club is a Brunswick East restaurant, retail space, and cooking school dedicated to all things barbecue. It was opened in...

The Fishmonger’s Son, Carlton North

MELBOURNE | The Fishmonger's Son had big shoes to fill when it took over the site of Canals Seafood in 2017, Canals had served...

CITY GUIDES

Want to travel like a local? Our city guides are designed to give you the inside word on where to eat, drink, shop, and explore in some of the world’s most vibrant cities.

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