After Work Dining articles

Bartenders score a grant

Bartenders score a grant

By Alex Dalziel  Melbourne’s first commercially-available bar laboratory has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the City of Melbourne as part of the council’s small business and social enterprise grant scheme. Worksmith ELLA is a bar laboratory and co-working hub located in a sleek industrial space in Melbourne Central’s new ELLA food district.  The space,


Chasing the Sun

October 2 heralds the beginning of the daylight saving period in Victoria, a bittersweet affair as we mourn the loss of a precious hours’ sleep yet revel at the prospect of the coming summer. As the weather begins to warm and the days become longer, in true Melburnian fashion, we follow our natural instincts and

Summer night lovin’

Take advantage of the waning summer sunshine and while away an evening or two at one of the CBD’s rooftop watering holes. Curtin House’s Rooftop Bar has it all – comfy deck chairs, a 360 degree view of the Melbourne skyline and (from December through to April) even an open-air cinema. Open every day from

Not just a night out

The small team at Temple Brewing thought they were just going for a night out when they attended the Australian International Beer Awards in Docklands in May. Managing director Nick Pang said the expectation of being awarded was low, so when their “Anytime IPA” pale ale was announced as a gold medalist (out of 180

Torbreck wine dinner at Stokehouse

By Sarah Harrison A taste of the Barossa is hitting Melbourne on July 2 when Stokehouse City presents a sumptuous dinner paired with South Australia’s Torbreck wines. A generous menu of canapes and four courses, carefully crafted by head chef Ollie Gould, will be matched with Torbreck’s current releases including the iconic and highly anticipated

A bunch of headless chooks

By Alexis Beaumont Whether you’re enjoying it on the go or as a hunger-fix after a big night out, it seems there’s always an excuse to jump on board Melbourne’s latest food craze and indulge in a tasty piece of fried chicken. With restaurants and take-away stores popping up all over the city, Korean and

Luna 1878

Beat the winter chills and head to Queen Victoria Market for Luna 1878. This is the annual winter market where visitors can treat themselves to exciting street food, browse works of the craftiest artisans and enjoy live performances. The interesting name is a combination of “luna” the Latin name for the moon and the number

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