Arbory Location: Flinders Walk, CBD, Melbourne Contact: 03 8648 7644 Taking up residence in Finders Street Station’s disused Sandridge Line, Arbory bar and eatery boasts stunning views of Melbourne’s Yarra River, good booze and scrumptious bar food. The slick, 150m deck means getting a seat is (generally) not an issue, although Friday nights are known to draw large crowds. The delicious menu by Raúl Moreno Yagüe (ex-Vue de Monde) is wine-centric (think crispy pork belly and fried calamari), and there are some gorgeous rosés, pinot gris, Mornington Peninsula pale ales, Golden Axe ciders and Brooklyn lagers to keep all alcohol enthusiasts happy.
Ms Collins Location: 425 Collins Street, CBD, Melbourne, VIC Contact: Bookings contact (03) 8614 2222 during business hours. For after work group package bookings or information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org After work drinks just got more fun! Ms Collins has just launched the Acoustic Kitchen, which means Friday nights just got a whole lot better. The huge bar, restaurant and club now features an acoustic live band from 6-8pm, every Friday.
Meatmother Location: 67 Swan Street, Richmond Victoria Contact: 03 9041 5393 Meatmother is back. Whilst most would be familiar with this bastion of American style low and slow protein, things have changed over in Richmond. The favourites are all still there, but tweaked with modern sensibilities, bringing the cuisine from a decadent once a year indulgence to fantastic Friday night fare.
Bar Nacional Location: Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria Contact: 03 9252 7999
Arbory Location: Flinders Walk, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Contact: 03 9621 2260 “Slow down, stay awhile” is the mantra of Melbourne’s latest bar and eatery, with Arbory opening up on the banks of the Yarra. Located next to Flinders Street’s Platform 13, the new bar stretches 120 metres long and takes up the location of an abandoned train line which was first used by Australia’s steam railway. The product of a joint venture between HQ Group (the restauranteurs behind Coffee HQ) and Metro Trains, the light-filled, airy space boasts a large wooden deck and illuminated shipping containers designed by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects.
Grand Trailer Park Taverna Location: Upstairs – Enter via Bourke St, 87 Bourke St Melbourne, VIC 3000 Contact: 03 9972 3699 With a menu that plays homage to pop culture references, it’s hard not to fall head over heels in love with Grand Trailer Park Taverna. Set above the bustle of Bourke Street, the burger, beer and milkshake joint aims to transport patrons to the US’ great outdoors – the space is set up with picnic-style tables, with little enclaves and an outdoor dining area to the back.
From the outset it has to be said that as a whole, Germany knows how to do things properly. Being an all or nothing kind of person, it’s always admirable the way in which any endeavour is meticulously perfected, as that’s the approach I would take myself. The evergreen Porsche 911 is a great example of german sentiment and character.Just like the 911 with a boxer flat six engine, there are things that should never change because why try and improve perfection? The rules for the making of the Nuremberg sausage which includes ingredient purity are protected by law much like Germany and Belgium’s famed Beer Purity Laws.