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Start at handsome Boilermaker House where 850 whisky bottles gleam above the bar. The choice is just as alluring at cosy and welcoming Whisky and Alement and its upstairs sibling Melbourne Whisky Room. Classy cocktail bar 1806 has a soft spot for whisky and serves curious whisky and cheese matches. Duck down Malthouse Lane to Eau De Vie where the passion for whisky runs deep, then head to Whisky Den where friendly waiters love chatting about the stuff. To round off your whisky wander, book in for a tour and tasting at Port Melbourne's dynamic Starward Distillery where you can follow the production process all the way from grain silo to your glass. You'll need to hop in a cab to get there. 2km plus cab to Starward
When your bartender has to don gloves and goggles to prepare your cocktail, you know that this is something they take very seriously.
Whisky and Alement is Melbourne city’s longest running whisky bar, serving an overwhelming collection of over 750 whiskies. The extensive menu is...
Located upstairs from Whisky & Alement, the Melbourne Whisky Room offers a selection of over 300 whiskies, which brings the collection available on...
Make the acquaintance of the eponymous boilermaker, the traditional beer-and-whisky-shot combination that couldn't be hotter right now.
From the mirrored tiles and velvet curtains to the gleaming chandeliers and historic drinking paraphernalia, 1806 is a loving shrine to the cocktail.
Smoky, peaty or sweet? Scotch, Irish or Japanese? Sample the lot and then pick your favourite from Whisky Den's hundreds of global whiskies.
This seaside promenade shows off St Kilda's delights – beachfront dining, arty Italian - before heading to cafe-dotted Carlisle Street, Balaclava.
To walk these Fitzroy and Collingwood eat streets is to see Melbourne in all its edible glory: fun, creative, resourceful, delicious and hospitable.
Bedtime is anytime in Melbourne. Take an after-midnight stroll to night-owl restaurants and bars that see moonlight as a green light.
Dine out in Melbourne's little Vietnam, a bustling strip that also appeals for Thai, Japanese and Chinese eats. Top it off with a local craft brew.
Coffee, croissant, coffee, cake, repeat: caffeination is interspersed with baked beauties on a trail that covers Fitzroy classics and hip new players.
Chapel Street takes in four suburbs over six kilometres. Known for its fashion, it's also an eating and food-shopping strip worth a hungry ramble.
Get the gist of the city in a short, tasty stroll that takes in the Yarra River, cafe culture, delicious dumplings and restaurant-lined laneways.
Discover where chefs like to eat when they're not in their own kitchens. Check out Ben Shrewry, Andrew McConnell, Jerry Mai and Matthew Bax's picks.
Many of Melbourne's treasures are hidden in basements, down alleys, on rooftops or behind secret doors. Unlock some mysteries with this insider wander.
Carlton's Italian heart means coffee, pizza, pasta and wine loom large and lovely, along with Thai detours, a cheese fix and restorative bookstore browse.
Take a sugar-fuelled zoom through the city, inhaling fantasy desserts, frozen treats, fancy cakes, classic pastries and finely worked chocolate.
Melburnians love their pubs almost as much as they love their footy. And with imaginative pub grub, sunny beer gardens and killer live music, what's not to love?
Take an unexpected turn, duck into one of Melbourne's famed laneways, scamper up some stairs and take a tipple in a bar with a distinct personality.
When there's no going home on an empty stomach and you're looking for something more than a kebab, these Melbourne eateries come to the rescue.
Dine like a local and find some of the city's favourite eateries tucked away upstairs, downstairs and behind bustling queues in Melbourne's laneways.