Your ultimate guide to 24-hour Melbourne
We investigate how we became a city of night owls and show you how to make the most of an increasingly sleepless city
The best stationery stores in Melbourne
Got a lust for paper, pens, notepads and Washi tape? These are the best stores to satisfy your craving
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Where to eat right now
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 cheap eats in Melbourne
Eat out without breaking the bank with our guide to 20 fantastic meals under $20 in Melbourne
The best breakfasts and brunches in Melbourne
Here are ten good reasons to be a morning person in Melbourne
The best burgers 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
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
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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How to be more Melbourne
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
Where to eat along Melbourne's quintessential restaurant strip in Carlton
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
Melbourne, we love you, but sometimes you can be a bit of a dickhead
The best escape rooms in Melbourne
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RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride – a rolling bike festival
Experience Victoria as you never have before at the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride, where you'll ride through Victoria's beautiful scenery from the Grampians to the Great Ocean Road. The annual bike ride has been running for 30 years and is quite possibly the best-kept secret in local travel, for two unbeatable reasons: you can experience great scenery by day and a party atmosphere by night. Riders can opt to do a three, five or nine-day ride across Victoria. The three-day option (188km) runs along the coast from Apollo Bay, Bellbrae, Queenscliff to Geelong from December 1-4. The five-day course (339km) runs from the historic town of Halls Gap and winds down to the coast past the Twelve Apostles to finish at Apollo Bay from November 26 to December 1. For riders who are in it for the long haul, there's the nine-day ride from Halls Gap to Geelong (527km) from November 26 to December 4. This event is open to riders of all ages (children included), though a reasonable level of fitness is expected. While the rides will cover plenty of distance, full support and service from the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride will ensure no one gets left behind. Everything is included in the ticket price: the support team will provide three meals a day, toilets, hot showers at the campsites and luggage transfers. Don't have a tent? There are rental options available. It's not all about the riding either – once you get off the saddle, the evenings will take on a festival atmosphere with live mu
A quirky theme does not a great bar make – but at George's Bar in Fitzroy, you're guaranteed both. Late last year, Fitzroy awoke to a huge George Costanza mural and a sign on the door instructing patrons to "BE MORE LIKE GEORGE". A flurry of media interest ensued (Jason Alexander himself even tweeted about it), but the real test was whether the Johnston Street bar would stand the test of time. Thankfully, it has. George's Bar has built a following around its chilled-out attitude and lack of pretension from friendly bar staff. They'll happily make you a top-notch Old Fashioned or pour you a Little Creatures on tap. If you're hungry, don't go past the toasties: the classic Art Vandelay is a fat stack of double cheese, or if you're feeling adventurous, go for the Dealership: a combo of Twix, maple butter and pretzels. George's Bar also does a great trivia night on Wednesdays and comedy night on Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays are all about the local DJs. Naturally, photos of Costanza are placed around the walls – but whether you're a Seinfeld fan or not, George's Bar is the local you've been looking for.
Customise your hospo uniform with Cargo Crew
Love your hospo job, but getting sick of wearing the same thing every day? Looking to inject some personality into the uniforms of your staff? Cargo Crew – the Melbourne-based leaders in high-quality uniforms – are listening. Cargo Crew are known for their diverse uniform collections, which range from Scandi-cool aprons with leather straps to chino pants that look as good at work as on your days off. Now, they're going one step further by offering you the chance to completely customise your uniform. Your Way offers endless options. You can select embroidered patches or pin badges to your shirt, monogram your apron and mix and match your outfit. For the full range, visit the website, look around and get in touch with the Cargo Crew team who will take care of the rest. Alternatively, Melbourne customers can head to Cargo Crew's Your Way kiosk at their Brunswick East showroom (4-6 Barkly St, Brunswick East 3057. Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm). There you can mix and match your selection and get ideas for your perfect personalised uniform.
Starward Whisky presents: The Craft of Whisky
Starward Whisky is teaming up with Work-Shop and Time Out Melbourne for a night of whisky and craft workshops and demonstrations. Guests will be treated to a Starward whisky cocktail on arrival, while local jeweller and printmaker Cassandra Gill will showcase her stunning works in a hands-on interactive craft demonstration. Multi-disciplinary artist Nicole Black will also be putting on an intriguing live demonstration and workshop to showcase her mixed media work. if you want to see what the new age of crafting looks like, this is your chance. Stick around for a nip of Starward whisky afterwards, made at the New World Whisky Distillery right here in Melbourne. Starward founder David Vitale will tell guests the fascinating story on how he set up a highly successful craft whisky label out of an airport hangar in Essendon.