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7 developments that will change the face of Melbourne by 2027
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7 developments that will change the face of Melbourne by 2027

Get a glimpse of Melbourne's futurescape...

Melbourne has been named world's most liveable city for the seventh year in a row
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Melbourne has been named world's most liveable city for the seventh year in a row

At this point, are we even that surprised?

The ultimate guide to winter in Melbourne
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The ultimate guide to winter in Melbourne

Food festivals, ice skating rinks, night markets and mulled wine

The 15 best food trucks in Melbourne
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The 15 best food trucks in Melbourne

From travelling tacos to Greek street eats, take a ride with us as we uncover the best food trucks in town

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The best new openings in Melbourne
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The best new openings in Melbourne

Stay ahead of the crowds with our guide to Melbourne's new and notable restaurants, cafés and bars

The best restaurants in Melbourne
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The best restaurants in Melbourne

Behold, our eat-and-destroy list – a guide to absolutely everywhere you should be eating in Melbourne

The best patisseries in Melbourne
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The best patisseries in Melbourne

Got a sweet tooth? Melbourne's patisseries are making amazing treats for you

The best cheap eats in Melbourne
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The best cheap eats in Melbourne

Eat out without breaking the bank with our guide to 20 fantastic meals under $20 in Melbourne

The best Mexican restaurants in Melbourne
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The best Mexican restaurants in Melbourne

Turn up the heat with lively cantinas and late-night mezcal bars

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Design your own parma and you could have it featured on the Duke’s menu
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Design your own parma and you could have it featured on the Duke’s menu

Melbourne's oldest pub needs your help to design a new version of that pub classic, the parma

Win a double pass to attend Creative Innovation 2017 Asia Pacific
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Win a double pass to attend Creative Innovation 2017 Asia Pacific

Hear from global innovators in robotics, artificial intelligence, automation and other future trends

Win the ultimate Father's Day stay at St. Jerome's - The Hotel
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Win the ultimate Father's Day stay at St. Jerome's - The Hotel

One lucky dad could win a luxe night out at the CBD's rooftop camping hotel

Win tickets to the Time Out Food Awards

Win tickets to the Time Out Food Awards

Vote in our People's Choice Awards for your chance to win a double pass to Time Out's night of nights

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50 things to do in Melbourne before you die
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50 things to do in Melbourne before you die

This is it: the definitive list of the people, the places and the things that make our city so great

The 50 best bars in Melbourne
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The 50 best bars in Melbourne

From world-beating cocktail lounges to down-and-divey saloons, here's everywhere worth drinking in Melbourne

Cheap things to do in Melbourne
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Cheap things to do in Melbourne

If you know where to look, you can get by in Melbourne for a lot less than you'd think

The best markets in Melbourne
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The best markets in Melbourne

Start your engines, shoppers: from organic produce to arts and crafts, there's a Melbourne market near you

The best rooftop bars in Melbourne
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The best rooftop bars in Melbourne

For beers in the sun or cocktails by moonlight, check out these high-altitude drinking spots

20 mind-blowing facts about Melbourne

How to be more Melbourne

Where to find street art in Melbourne
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Where to find street art in Melbourne

The street art laneways and hotspots that any self-respecting 'grammer should be snapping

The best restaurants on Lygon Street
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The best restaurants on Lygon Street

Where to eat along Melbourne's quintessential restaurant strip in Carlton

Shopper's guide to Chapel Street
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Shopper's guide to Chapel Street

Vintage treasures, local designers, international brands: you'll find it all on Melbourne's famed shopping strip

26 ways to be a dickhead in Melbourne
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26 ways to be a dickhead in Melbourne

Melbourne, we love you, but sometimes you can be a bit of a dickhead

The best escape rooms in Melbourne
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The best escape rooms in Melbourne

The door is locked. The room is dark. The clock is ticking. Can you get out in time?

24 things to do alone in Melbourne
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24 things to do alone in Melbourne

Spending time in the city by yourself? Check out Melbourne's best adventures for one

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Time Out Food Awards
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Time Out Food Awards

Melbourne, it’s time to mark Monday September 18 in your calendar because the annual Time Out Food Awards are upon us. Join us as we toast the city’s best fine dining restaurants and casual diners; degustations and sensational takeaways; top chefs and rising stars. Expect delicious drinks, sweet tunes brought to you by Flex Mami, and great food by Pontoon St Kilda Beach – not to mention all the suspense of the awards as we give back to those venues and talent that make feasting in Melbourne superb. Tickets are $70 + BF and include food, drink, fun and a copy of the annual Time Out Food Awards issue ($4.95 value), hot off the presses before it hits newsstands. Limited first release tickets go on sale Thursday July 20.You can also have your say by voting in the People's Choice awards. Powered by Eventbrite in association with

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Seeking out Creatures on the road from Melbourne to Geelong
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Seeking out Creatures on the road from Melbourne to Geelong

Apart from an open-range zoo, the freeway between Melbourne and Geelong is there to take you where you want to go, not to inspire you. But it’s just one hour’s drive to get to the city that’s the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road. Drive straight to the waterfront to find the Geelong of today and the Geelong of yesteryear merging thanks to the presence of more than 100 bollards painted in the likeness of local identities. Created by late local artist Jan Mitchell, the figures nod to Geelong’s maritime heritage, with sea captains, sad clowns and dart-smoking broads of days gone by all represented. There’s also a dog called Timmy who loves digging up rocks from the seabed. This classic slice of beachside Australiana is found amid the sunshine and seagulls in hot chip search-and-destroy mode. Down in South Geelong, another great Australian tradition lives on. Taking an old wool mill and spinning it into a multipurpose space, Little Creatures Brewery is an ode to the fine art of brewing. It’s also a cinema, canteen, pizzeria, and on the weekend an arts market too. This is Little Creatures Geelong head brewer Warren. With a look of contentment on his face that could only come from working in the beer industry his whole life, Warren has travelled around the world helping thirsty people out with craft ales since before craft brewing was cool – from the Cook Islands to the Marshall Islands, Hawaii, Arizona, Sydney, Melbourne and now Geelong. Warr

Where to watch the McGregor vs Mayweather fight this month
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Where to watch the McGregor vs Mayweather fight this month

Ready for a rumble? The long-awaited fight between five-division world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr and current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is happening in Las Vegas this month. Can’t make it to the US (or swing that hefty ticket price)? No dramas – a bunch of bars around Melbourne will be broadcasting the fight live on the big screen. It all goes down on Sunday August 27 from 11am. Visit one of the below venues and lucky boxing fans can score a promotional boxing glove to commemorate the event.   

Two-for-one thali and kite flying with Mukka
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Two-for-one thali and kite flying with Mukka

Fitzroy restaurant Mukka will be hosting a weekend of delicious thali plates, traditional chai and fun kite flying in August to celebrate freedom and the spirit of India.  Make the most of the two-for-one thali deal on August 19-20 from noon until 5pm. This classic Indian dish is a mixed plate made up of several small bowls presented on a round tray, meaning you can taste different North Indian curries, naan, gulab jamun, and more. These guys took out the Cheap Eat category in the 2016 Time Out Melbourne Food Awards so you can expect some seriously tasty eats. Join the crew for a kite flying party at Edinburgh Gardens Sunday August 20. The fun outing is a traditional way of celebrating Indian Independence Day – which takes place on August 15. The skies above Edinburgh Gardens will be filled with colourful kites as Mukka set up a marquee to celebrate freedom and the culture of India. Along with free kite flying, you can also snack on samosas and jalebi and sip on aromatic chai. If you can't make Mukka's weekend of fun and delicious thalis, they'll be serving the plates at lunch time from Thursday to Sunday. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free versions will be available.

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NewCo Melbourne: Festival of Innovation
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NewCo Melbourne: Festival of Innovation

Ever wanted to peek inside some of Melbourne’s most creative offices and businesses? NewCo – a purpose-driven business festival  – is set to swing open the doors of leading creative agencies, media publications, innovative tech brands and forward thinking businesses right across the city. The premise is simple – you get to go to the offices of the city's most innovative businesses to find out what they are all about. This departure from the typical conference set-up allows you to hear first hand from business trailblazers and CEOs, right where the magic happens. HostCos (that’s short for host companies) already on board for the festival include electric car giant Tesla, travel guide maestros Lonely Planet, social enterprise Thankyou Co and Time Out Melbourne. The NewCo concept came to fruition when Wired magazine co-founder and tech entrepreneur John Battelle launched the first festival back in 2012 in San Francisco. Since it has expanded across 18 different cities, with this edition being the first festival here in Melbourne. Seats to each session are allocated to ticket holders on a first come, first serve basis. Passes range from a starter pass with access to one session for $45, $95 for a day pass which allows you to attend unlimited sessions or $140 for a VIP pass so you can rub shoulders with the presenters at the festival kick off.

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Where to get a drink in Canberra
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Where to get a drink in Canberra

Not only is Canberra home to some top-notch bars but they also ferment the good stuff right here in the region – from cool-climate shiraz to Australia’s only locally produced bourbon and craft beers worth travelling for. Enjoy them all at Canberra’s finest.

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