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

The Wharf's Igloo Wonderland

Melbourne's pop-up igloo wonderland returns to the banks of the Yarra. Cosy up beneath a sky of twinkling fairy lights in your own private igloo. Warm up at The Wharf Hotel with mulled wine, grazing boards, chocolate fondue and boozy hot chocolate. The igloos fit up to eight people, so you can bring your pals or have a cute date night for two.

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The Wharf Igloos

Bar Lourinha for NGV Friday Nights

Level up your exploration of The Picasso Century with a trip to NGV Friday Nights. The gallery stays open late every Friday until 7 October, so you can end the work-week with a bev and a bit of culture. This time Little Collins fave Bar Lourinha are popping up with a range of luxe set menus, featuring cult-status cheese-loaded tapas dishes, beef cheek delights and the iconic burnt orange caramel. Check out the full menu.

Mr Miyagi x QT

Wander down mysterious Portland Lane, take the side entrance into QT and discover Mr Miyagi's temp CBD digs. From 30 June to 3 September you'll be able to delight in meaty dishes smoked gently over binchotan, with warming smoke-infused cocktails to match. Six weeks only - book your spot ASAP.

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Mr Miyagi

Common Man Garden pop-up

Visit the Pavilion of Indulgence for a bumper boozy chocolate menu, featuring the finest blends from local legends Mörk. Think mudslide cocktails, spiked cherry ripe hot chocolate and a luxe winter dessert menu. Top picks include a rooftop honey bundt cake and malted caramel tart. Or skip the cocoa and try pink gin mulled rose, popcorn hot toddies and a stacked menu of loaded fries.

Bar Americano's Bar Sabbatico

Legendary back-alley spot Bar Americano is going on a sabbatical for 2022. But don’t despair! Bar Sabbatico has taken over inside and out. Enjoy a reservation-only multi-course tasting menu in the mini-sized space. Or roll up for alfresco offerings on the pavement outside, like chilled Italian reds and Snack Shack munchies. Bookings essential.

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