Sipping Great Reunion Locations: Melbourne Edition

4 min November 25th, 2021

Top-Up at this Pop-Up

Found on Port Melbourne’s shores, the crème de la crème of a “beach day out”. This famously good beachside pop-up has returned for another year – The Exchange Beach Club is here.

Open 7 days a week and free to enter, this crowd-pleaser is the perfect spot for casual family get-togethers with picnic tables and deck chairs. Or, if you’re leaving the family at home, a bottomless brunch with your besties won’t go astray either.

You can secure those Red Coral Lobster & Prawn Rolls with VIP cabanas and day beds, or walk in and grab a cocktail in that arvo glow. With plenty of upcoming surprises to keep you coming back, this Aussie bodega is the location to love with those you’ve missed.

Beer Garden Sessions

No longer must you pretend that your backyard is a pumping beer garden on a Friday night. Get back to the real deal with this seal of approval – the best outside pit-stop and session spots in town.

Hidden in the back streets of Prahan is where College Lawn is found. This little gem packs a mighty punch, with the best pub-vibes this state has to offer, bring your furry friend along and settle in. Whether you’re catching your first live game back surrounded by your own team, or you’re after a few tables to house all your fellow sippers, there’s something for everyone.

Or if you need somewhere that can keep the whole family busy, The Station is where you’ll be. Home to the best steaks in the west, this institution has you covered. The beer garden is home to family fun days and playgrounds so you can catch up offline without any interruptions, plus indulge in some well-deserved you-time.

Rooftop Rituals

The ultimate way to cheers is perched on a rooftop with a brunch to follow, and these bad boys will have you booking weeks in advance.

No matter your poison, Harlow is your answer. With city views and bottomless cocktails, tasty snacks, and live tunes – if it’s not already on your weekly rotation, this is your PSA…. because it should be.

Next up, The Provincial with her summer makeover. As always the rooftop will provide you with bottomless brunches, but here’s the twist, this season treat your crew to bottomless self-pouring Moon Dog Fizzers. Somewhere over the rainbow, this old gal has snuck off to the salon. A Brunswick Street landmark with a colourful zest, home to all your day-sessions, late-nights, boozy sips, and great feeds.


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