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Time Out Food Awards: People's Choice voting
It's time to nominate your favourite restaurant for our 2016 People's Choice Food Award
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Exclusive invite only event - Lifting The Barre
Score an invite to Time Out’s exclusive event at Arts Centre Melbourne’s new bar, The Barre
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The 50 best bars 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
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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Where to find street art in Melbourne
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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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