The next two weeks will have food, wine and indeed beer lovers salivating in Melbourne. The Melbourne food and wine festival graces the city once again and this year they have a handy app for the iPhone (Melbourne Food and Wine Festival App) telling you where all the events are. However, what it does not tell you is where the temporary bar called Broadsheet will be – it just refers you to the website. Sadly, as a temporary bar, it is not in Best Melbourne Pubs and Bars either, although over 200 other bars in Melbourne CBD are, so you won’t go thirsty!

 

Broadsheet Bar is not in the Best Melbourne Pubs and Bars iPhone app

 

Sherlock Holmes shadow

I know Watson, lets go to the pub!

So where is this elusive bar you may ask? Well donning my Sherlock Holmes deerstalker I head off in search, well OK I admit that I went to the web page to get its location. So I can now tell you that Broadsheet Bars is located at The Broadsheet Bar 234 Flinders Lane, Melbourne and is open from 4pm to 1am every day of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. We will of course put a review of the bar on to our website when we get into Melbourne next week (as international beer research keeps us out of Melbourne at the moment and yes, it is a hard job!)

Great Bars are easy to find, with the Best Melbourne Pub and Bars iPhone app

There are some great events happening all over the CBD and I was keen to check out the foodie movies being shown in Federation Square. As they say, “pull up a deckchair and enjoy a food related film”. Whilst that sounds pretty awesome, the event only runs to the 9th, so a short time in which to enjoy this unique event. But if you miss it, why not catch a movie at the rooftop cinema on the top of Curtin House, their season runs to about the 26th March. But not to worry if you are late as they open as a bar after the movies and have some sensational views over the rooftops of Melbourne. You can find this bar easily (and over 200 more) by downloading Best Melbourne Pubs and Bars onto your iPhone.

There is a huge buzz in Melbourne over the next few weeks with this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine festival kicking off on 2nd March through until 21st March. This annual event attracts huge numbers of tourists into the CBD and why not, when it showcases some of the best products in Victoria.

 

The best food the best bars

 

After you have spent the day perusing the wares of the merchants to Melbourne, what better way to kick off the night with a refreshing Gin and Tonic in one of Melbourne’s Best Bars and Pubs? A great choice would be Madame Brussels located at the Paris end of Burke Street. This rather gorgeous bar can be a little hard to find as it is a rooftop bar. This is where the Best Melbourne Pubs and Bars app for iPhone comes in so handy. With a picture showing the exterior of the bar and Google / static maps you will easily find this and all the other 240+ bars and pubs in Melbourne.

Madame Brussels in the Paris end of Melbourne

Just one of the many bars in Best Melbourne Pubs and Bars iPhone app

Madame Brussels is an eclectic place set on the third floor with interesting street top views. But don’t come here for the glimpses of Melbourne rooftops, you come here to enjoy the fabulous ambience. The bar is decorated with a hint of French provincial with a hint of Wimbledon. Even the bars staff sport tennis wear to give that certain “je me sais quoi” to the place.

 

Forget Wimbledon, visit Madame Brussels!

 

Once refreshed there are so many rooftop and cocktails bars to choose from, or even a local pub. One of our favourites is the Portland Hotel on Russell Street, also known as the James Squire Brewhouse, but not to be confused with the James Squire Brewhouse in Docklands (a great waterside pub in Docklands). What makes this bar special? Well they brew their own beer right there on the premises and it is only available there. A unique pub with a unique beer and not a bad drop too! Although for true beer lovers it’s pretty hard to get past the splendidLittle Creatures Brewery on Brunswick Street, although that is a bit of a trek over to Fitzroy (but very worth the tram ride I reckon – although Western Australians will be a little disappointed as the Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle is probably one of the best pubs in the world).

 

How to find Melbourne’s best pubs and bars

 

So no matter what sort of evening’s entertainment you are seeking, Melbourne CBD probably has something right up your street. If you are looking for a cocktail bar, wine bar, pub or club, then Best Melbourne Pubs and Bars app for iPhone is just the app you need. Over 240 venues are listed in the CBD, Docklands and Southbank.

Walking along Little Lonsdale Street in the north end of Melbourne’s CBD, you may be forgiven for missing the 1,000£bend.  Little Lonsdale Street is a backstreet after all and is not that heavily used.  But sadly by not wandering the backstreets you are missing out on some of Melbourne’s cool bars and cafes.

Another of Melbourne's great cafes / bars

Trendy with an industrial feel

 1,000£bend – an odd name in a backstreet location!

 

Stumbling upon this funky gallery cafe-cum-bar in an old warehouse, you may think it is just a cafe , but out the back there is an exhibition area. Sadly whenever we have dropped in, there have been no exhibitions and to date the young lady who runs it has not got in contact to tell us “what’s it all about!” (a gentle prod!).

Find them in the Best Melbourne Pubs and Bars app

 

With 1970s furniture and hippy soundtrack this is a great find on the side streets of Melbourne. An early morning breakfast with great coffee or a late afternoon beer, this place has it all.

 

Great bar cum cafe in Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

A friendly reminder!

Address: 361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000

Phone: n/a

Web: n/a