WARM THE COCKLES AT MELBOURNE HOT SPOTS THIS WINTER
It’s not just your winter woollies that will keep you cosy in Melbourne this chilly season. Grab your lover or your bestie – or both – and head to one of these Melbourne winter hot spots for a warming night out in our city. Melbourne Winter Hot Spots – The Places To Be Seen In Winter.
Have these chills got you in the mood for a rather fancy garden party? We know just the place. Step inside this beautifully-decorated CBD bar and dance your winter woes away. Share jugs and cocktails are carefully curated each season, and the beer and wine list is constantly evolving. There’s tasty drops sourced from the finest grapes and hops from the Yarra Valley all the way to the Tuscan Hills of Italy for your oral pleasure. We’re personally eyeing off the cheese plate with Bleu D’Auvergne, Swiss Gruyere, and Brique d’Affinois, served with sticky quince paste and grapes. Yes please, Madame.
Find it at Level 3, 57-59 Bourke St, Melbourne CBD
Eau De Vie
Sometimes you just need a five-course cocktail degustation to make you forget your winter worries. And Melbourne knows exactly how to deliver. Eau De Vie’s Cocktail Degustation is a three-hour sensational dinner showcase held in their lavish library. You can choose to share the dining experience with other guests, or hire the table exclusively. The menu constantly changes and the team likes to surprise and delight on the evening, so you won’t find out what’s in store until you’re at the table.
Book online at eaudevie.com.au/melbourne
If first impressions are anything to go by, this one’s sure to be a winner. After locating the front door (we’ll leave that a surprise), you have to ring the doorbell and be admitted to the hidden first-floor bar. Inside, the venue is an opulent juxtaposition of East meets West Berlin. There’s plush leather booths, intimate lighting, lots of scarlet shades and unused grenade crates. The impressive selection of cocktails range from the classic to the contemporary, with the dedicated bartenders ready to tingle your tastebuds. It’s cosy, quirky, and oh so exclusive.
Discover it at 2/16 Corrs Lane, Melbourne CBD
Seinfeld fans, rejoice. You can get your George Costanza fix right in the heart of Fitzroy. And you can’t miss it – just keep an eye out for the giant mural of a half-naked George on entry. There’s a good range of beer on tap, and cocktails to warm the cockles on a cool winter’s night. We hear the toasties are delicious. And hey, if you consider yourself more of a comedian like Jerry, there’s free stand-up comedy on Thursday nights.
Pop in at 120 Johnston St, Fitzroy