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23 amazing things to do in Melbourne in December
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23 amazing things to do in Melbourne in December

Summer is finally here! Here's how to make it your best one yet

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Where to eat right now

The best new openings in Melbourne
Restaurants

The best new openings in Melbourne

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

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The best restaurants in Melbourne
Restaurants

The best restaurants in Melbourne

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

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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

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The best breakfasts and brunches in Melbourne
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The best breakfasts and brunches in Melbourne

Here are ten good reasons to be a morning person in Melbourne

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The best burgers in Melbourne
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The best burgers in Melbourne

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to summon your stretchy pants

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Save the date for the Time Out Bar Awards!
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Save the date for the Time Out Bar Awards!

Melbourne, it’s almost time for our biggest, booziest party of the year

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Win a $200 voucher to Hellenic Republic Kew
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Win a $200 voucher to Hellenic Republic Kew

Simple, fresh and flavoursome Greek cuisine from chef Travis McAuley

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Win a $100 voucher for The Local Taphouse
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Win a $100 voucher for The Local Taphouse

Have a few bevvies on the house at one of Melbourne's best craft beer spots

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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

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The 50 best bars in Melbourne
Bars

The 50 best bars in Melbourne

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

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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

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The best markets in Melbourne
Shopping

The best markets in Melbourne

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

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The best rooftop bars in Melbourne
Bars

The best rooftop bars in Melbourne

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

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20 mind-blowing facts about Melbourne

How to be more Melbourne

Where to find street art in Melbourne
Art

Where to find street art in Melbourne

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

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The best restaurants on Lygon Street
Restaurants

The best restaurants on Lygon Street

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

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Shopper's guide to Chapel Street
Shopping

Shopper's guide to Chapel Street

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

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26 ways to be a dickhead in Melbourne
Blog

26 ways to be a dickhead in Melbourne

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

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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?

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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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Carols at Como Park
Music

Carols at Como Park

Escape the festive madness and enjoy an evening of Christmas carols with family and friends. The City of Stonnington is proud to present a night of Carols at Como Park, a family friendly occasion that brings loved ones together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.  This year, Rhonda Burchmore hosts the much-loved event, welcoming an impressive line-up of performers to the stage. Bobby Fox (Jersey Boys), Amy Lehpamer (Sound of Music), Verity Hunt-Ballard (Mary Poppins) and Bert LaBonte (MTC) come together to deliver a wondrous night of carolling in an inner city oasis.  John Thorn stands at the helm as musical director, conducting choral support from the South of the River Choir and musical backing from Stonnington City Brass Orchestra. Frank Di Sario, Greg Ryan and Sam Lemann come together to form the band. The event is free and open to all ages.

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Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas

Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas

Make the most of the long summer evenings at this cinema (and ice cream parlour) by the sea. The film selection features quirky comedies, new releases and genre-spanning classics. Highlights include Arrival, Nocturnal Animals and Doctor Strange to name just a few. Monday night retro screenings will throwback to classics such as Labyrinth and Elf.  Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas will feature a fully licensed bar as well as pizza and salad to sort out your movie and dinner date. They're also hosting weekly Sundae Sessions where live musical acts will cool things down a notch (the free ice cream should also help).   Sunday November 27: Beth Grace DJ set and Keeping Up with the JonesesSunday December 4: Emily Soon and Boys in the TreesSunday December 11: Alexander Biggs and Beth Grace DJ set and ArrivalSunday December 18: Jade Alice and Beth Grace DJ set and War on Everyone  Grown-ups can look forward to a fully stocked bar and there’s plenty of ice cream for film buffs young and old.

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The Canberra Hit List
Travel

The Canberra Hit List

Canberra used to be the punchline of jokes: known only for porn, politicians and legal fireworks. Now the fireworks are restricted and there are far more stimulating things happening outside the adult shops than on their shelves. Canberra in the twenty-teens boasts hipper hotels than Sydney, excellent cafés, some of the best galleries and museums in the country, and, of course, the chance to pick up leaked Federal documents from behind the couch at popular public servant boozers. Because some things never do change. Tigerair's great value daily direct flights between Melbourne and Canberra launch December 8, book one today.

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