Paramount Pictures put an end to Melbourne’s Ron Burgundy bar before it even pops up

Heard about that Ron Burgundy themed pop-up bar taking over Melbourne next week? It was a kind of a big deal, that is until Paramount Pictures threw a trident right through those plans and split them in two. Turns out the film studio, which was behind both the original 2004 film and its sequel, required a high price for the rights to use actual Anchorman branding, something that made the planned temp-bar unfeasible for Bottoms Up Bartenders, the team behind it.... Read More | Share it now!

A slice of Tasmania is coming to Meat Market South Wharf this month (Melbourne)

Tasmania is one of those rites of passage for Australia’s food lovers that’s hard to forget. The produce found throughout the country powers some of the best parts of this country’s great food scene, so it’s always an exciting prospect when a showcase from the apple isle travels up to other states. In this case, a slice of Tasmania is coming to Melbourne’s popular produce driven Meat Market on South Wharf later this month, particularly Josef Chromy Wines from Launceston. ... Read More | Share it now!

QT Melbourne opens lush new rooftop bar

Simply titled The Rooftop one of QT Melbourne’s biggest draw cards is a stunning 11th floor bar mirroring the unique character the designer hotel has brought to Russell Street. The city’s skyline will play in the background of the split indoor-outdoor bar, which QT hope will become one of Melbourne’s biggest destinations as we edge into spring and look towards summer.... Read More | Share it now!

Ron Burgundy’s Rich Mahogany Bar to pop up in Melbourne

This one is kind of a big deal. Over two weeks starting from October 13th the Porcelain Tea Parlour in Carlton will be making the classy transition into a pop-up bar themed after one of the most glorious characters comedy cinema has ever given us: Ron Burgundy. The bar’s character will be drawn from San Diágo’s suave anchorman to create Ron Burgundy’s Rich Mahogany Bar, a place where you can (probably) grab a leather bound book, a scotchy scotch scotch and, we hope, whole wheels of cheese and very filling burritos for a limited time only.... Read More | Share it now!

Tim Ho Wan, Dragon Boat and more for free pop up dumpling festival (Melbourne)

Food festivals and collaborations are all the rage right now, so it was about time for a Dumpling Festival. Some of Melbourne’s best dumpling restaurants will be coming together for a five-hour dumpling face-off later this month, a free event that will bring the best out of participating restaurants Tim Ho Wan, China Red, China Chilli, and Dragon Boat. It’s being presented at 206 Bourke Street by Good Beer Week co-founder, and Brooklyn Brewery ambassador, Miro Bellini, all about pairing good beer with great dumplings in 30-minute sittings, right alongside dumpling making demos, Chinese Calligraphy workshops, live entertainment, and more. ... Read More | Share it now!

World BBQ champion Tuffy Stone will headline Meatstock Melbourne this year

Get your grills out because Meatstock Melbourne is back for another year, and they’ve pulled some big smoking guns to come headline a stacked program in April of next year. Both Tuffy Stone, four-times world BBQ champion, and Jess Pryles, renowned Hardcore Carnivore, will sit at the top of a lineup that once again aims to show off all angles of good ol’ fashioned barbecued meats over two days of classes, demos, cook-offs, live music, BBQ food trucks, craft beer, and all the meat you could ever hope for.... Read More | Share it now!

Pinot Palooza is bringing the goods to Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane this month

After successful runs in Adelaide and Perth in August, i>Pinot Palooza will be dropping by Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane this month for the country’s largest annual Pinot Noir and music festival. Bottle Shop Concepts have had Pinot Palooza as a star event on their portfolio for five years now, sitting with events like Game of Rhones as grape-focused celebrations of some of the best wines this side of the globe and beyond.... Read More | Share it now!

Dan Murphy’s has opened a wine and whisky library in Prahran Arcade (Melbourne)

At the beginning of this month, drinks retail giant Dan Murphy’s pushed forward with something a bit different than their usual stores, taking it back to their roots with a dedicated cellar in the iconic Prahran Arcade at 282 Chapel Street. The original site was where Daniel Francis Murphy first birthed the idea for the nationally recognised retailer, all the way back in 1890, so the opening of Dan Murphy’s Cellar is historic for the brand, and they aren’t holding anything back for it.... Read More | Share it now!