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Where to drink natural wine in Melbourne
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Where to drink natural wine in Melbourne

The popularity of natural wine is on the rise in Melbourne, here's where to find the best drops

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Where to eat right now

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

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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

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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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Time Out Food Awards: People's Choice voting
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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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Win a $100 voucher to POW Kitchen
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Win a $100 voucher to POW Kitchen

They're serving up just the right amount of spice to keep you warm this winter

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Exclusive invite only event - Lifting The Barre
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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 best of Melbourne

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
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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

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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If you’ve been to Thailand, then no doubt you encountered the country’s obsession with cabaret performers known as ladyboys: Thai beauty queens, singers and dancers dressed head to toe in intricate costumes dripping in diamantes, feathers and sequins. This September, more than 20 of Thailand’s most highly regarded performers from some of the country’s most prestigious cabaret shows will make their way to St Kilda for a show that is hilarious and filled with talent. While the show isn’t vulgar and there is no nudity, this one’s adults-only for its cheeky, sexy performances and jokes.   They’ll be performing under the Big Top in St Kilda on the St Kilda Triangle in the Lower Esplanade. Tickets are now on sale and start from $49 – get on it now!

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Animaga Expo
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Animaga Expo

Channel your inner otaku, the Animaga Expo returns for a third year at the Melbourne Showgrounds and the event will be a Japanese pop culture fan's dream. The anime, manga, and gaming worlds will be getting equal representation over the weekend – expo highlights and favourites include the cosplay competition, Maid and Butler Café, and Gunpla model building workshops.  The Animaga Video Games is back with plenty of new games and activities in the console area. Try out your karaoke skills at the Starlight stage competition, or battle your friends to a trading card game at the Animaga Card Game Area. Hungry? Stop by the Animaga Maid and Butler Café. Taking a leaf out of the original maid cafés in Akihabara, Tokyo, you'll be treated to a relaxing cup of tea or a set meal by the kawaii maid staff.  Don't miss the chance to meet your anime, manga, and gaming idols, this year's Animaga guests include Japanese voice actors Toru Furuya (Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon) and Ryoko Shiraishi (Triage X, Gundam). Star cosplayers Yui and Kaname will also make an appearance, as will CEO of Toko Otaku Mode Tomo Kamei, and one of Tokyo's best-known maids, Hitomi from @home Café.  

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The best Sunday roasts in Melbourne
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The best Sunday roasts in Melbourne

Melbourne pubs do long, weekend lunches very well, especially when hearty roast meals are involved. We've rounded up some of the best around town, from classic dishes with all the trimmings to gastropub takes on old favourites.

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Melbourne area guides

Melbourne CBD
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Melbourne CBD

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Fitzroy
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Fitzroy

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St Kilda
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St Kilda

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