Looking for something a little different for your next foodie adventure? Try these temporary bars, hidden hideaways and exclusive dining experiences for your Christmas get together.

Pétanque Social

Celebrate the best of Melbourne this summer at this pop-up bar on the Crown Riverwalk. Returning to the waterfront for another year, this sun drenched lounge is perfect for kicking back with a margarita and Gradi pizza.

Arbory Afloat

A summer angel has returned to us, bringing with it a lush new Ibiza-themed fit-out. Hop aboard Arbory Afloat for a trip to the Balearic Islands. Think pina coladas, Spanish-inspired cocktail jugs and a delicious new menu.

A bar on the water at night
Arbory Afloat

Ministry of Crab

Get a degree in delicious at the Ministry of Crab. Led by a combination of iconic chefs and sporting legends, the pop-up perfectly melds Japanese and Sri Lankan flavours into one epic menu. Order cult-status pepper crab, avocado crab salad, crab liver pate and more. It's on from 14 October to 12 November!

Night Noodle Markets

Melbourne's iconic open-air street food market is returning to the river banks for 18 delicious days. From 10 to 27 November, Birrarung Marr will be transformed into a pop-up hawker-style market with live entertainment, lion dances and pop-up bars. Keep some coin spare for dumplings, flying noodles, Gelato Messina and more.

Best boozy art classes

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Poetry and Prose Readings

Join this supportive monthly poetry and prose meetup.

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Drag 'N' Draw with Aubrey Haive and Guests

A candle-lit evening of drag-inspired drawing and costume.

Unmissable dining events

Private Cellar Lunch: Aged Semillon

Compare Hunter and Barossa Valley wines with sommelier Antony Anderson.

Foodie walking tours

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Melbourne Foodie Culture Tour

This walking tour introduces you to Melbourne's favourite foods, architecture and stories.

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Queen Vic Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

A fascinating guided walking tour of the city's iconic market.

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Hidden Bars of Melbourne Walking and Drinking Tour

Discover cocktail bars, repurposed venues, shipping container bars and speakeasies.

Cooking classes, tastings and workshops

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Old and Rare Wine Tastings

An exclusive opportunity to sample old and rare wines with a sommelier.

Last updated on Sun 6 Nov 2022

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