Another week gone and another week closer to that special hell we only have once a year, my birthday (oh and I guess there’s that Christmas gig too). In an effort to not think about it I have been turning to wine but as the What’s up Buttercup swear jar is running low (note to self: must swear more in the new year) I have been trading on the kindness of happy hours and as I like to pass a kindness on, I thought I’d pass along a few gems that I have come across in the past lately…you’re welcome! Missed you favourite? Add it to the comments…you know, for research purposes…
The Imperial South Yarra – Went here for the first time last week and all I can say is $6 for all drinks (well not the verve but all the rest) between 5pm-7pm Monday to Friday plus $10 pizzas. Seriously. I had a lovely time drinking Chandon for 6 bucks a pop and they also have free wifi which is why I now intend to hold all my meetings here during the afternoon.
Stokehouse City – I was in town around 5ish looking for somewhere to spend some time between appointments and wandered into the Stokehouse and was immediately happy that I did. Not only was the service delightful but they had a lovely Italian Pinot Grigio for just $7 a glass. If that’s not your thing, you can get a Pizini Prosecco for $5, an Aperol Spritz for $10, a James Squires 150 Lashes Pale Ale for $4/$8 or a Birra Moretti for $5. Add oysters for just $1.50 and you have one of the classiest happy hours in town. Happy hour is from 4pm-6pm, Monday to Saturday.
Bistro Vue – This happens to be one of my old favs, the Bistro Vue happy hour runs from 5pm-6.30pm every Monday to Friday and gives you 50% off all pints of tap beer including 1664 and house wine (very nice house wine as well, much nicer than my house) all served up in a relaxing French bistro setting.
Junction Beer Hall – Some people think that all we do is gallivant around the south and CBD, sipping champagne and eating oysters. This is untrue, sometime we go west and when we do, The Junction Hotel in Newport is one of our favourite spots. The Junction has a beer hall (with proper beer) and a wine bar and between 5-6pm, Monday to Friday they have $5 pints, wines and vodka. With some of the best craft taps in the west, this is an amazing bargain.
What’s Coming Up
The Adelphi Hotel are opening up their roof top for a once a week, summer long, pool party spectacular. Have a dip in their famous pool then sit back with a fabulous cocktail or 3. Bring your towel and let them sort the rest. More info here.
Cafe Vue is hosting it’s last ever Mixology event this Friday and they are taking it out in Christmasy style with the theme. Fictional Christmas. $95 for 5 course and 5 cocktails, this is an absolute bargain (been 3 times, loved every time) and it’s your last chance to try it! More info here.
DuNord are giving you a chance to have a very Swedish Christmas eve. Dinner is just $65 a head and you also get a Christmas cocktail to kick the night off!. Booking information here.
Have an eventful week!