Australia Day parties in Melbourne are a dime a dozen. Many Melburnian’s love to pull out the flip flops, the stubbies and cross their fingers for sunshine, but if you’re looking for something more adventurous than a backyard barbie, check out this wrap of where to spend Australia Day in Melbourne. Maybe you’ll spend January 26th at one of Melbourne’s best bars, or it might be sitting down to some Aussie themed dumplings (yes, they’re a thing). Wherever you’re planning to get your Aussie Aussie Aussie on, we’ve got you covered (in green and gold). Oi oi? Oi.
Australia Day Beech (worth) Party at Beer Deluxe to Square Things Off
Beer DeLuxe calls Fed Square home, and what better place to celebrate Australia day in Melbourne than in the heart of the CBD? Sip on schooners of top notch Aussie beer, sit back for some live entertainment and join in a competition with goodies (and two nights accommodation!) by Bridge Road Brewery in Beechworth. Brews at the ready boys and babes.
Green and Gold Dumplings are a Real Thing at New Shanghai in Melbourne’s Emporium
Ex Dumpling Master from HuTong, Chef Huang is serving up limited edition green and gold steamed pork buns at New Shanghai, home to some of Melbourne’s best dumplings. We love the look of these vibrant tasty treats, but it will be hard to go past the rest of the menu at New Shanghai, too!
Mjr Tom in Collingwood to Host a Street BBQ for Australia Day
Six months since Mjr Tom hit Smith Street in Collingwood, and already they’ve launched a new dinner menu and hosted some smashingly successful street barbecues across the festive season. Head down to join in the fun and taste some Latin inspired home-style dishes, for a true Aussie Day BBQ.
Celebrate Australia Day Down the Pub with Some Traditional Favourites at The Grosvenor
Running from 12pm till late, The Grosvenor on Brighton Road in St Kilda East is hosting a fun filled Aussie day including giveaways and costume prizes! All pints of beer—yes, you heard us, ALL—are going for $10, including some great brands such as Mountain Goat and Stone & Wood (love us some Pacific Ale). Lamb burgers and Lamingtons will also be served up, alongside live broadcasting of Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown. Now that’s a true blue pub Aussie Day!
Limited Edition Aussie Day Ice Cream, and Free Gelato Messina at The Auburn Hotel
The Messina pop-up in The Auburn Hotel is all set up to make your Australia Day plans spectacular. Head down to the Hotel from 2pm on the 26th for a drink or lunch, and you’ll receive a token to redeem free ice-cream from the Messina gelato bar! Aside from the limited edition Australia Day flavour (yet to be unveiled), we’re sort of salivating over the salted caramel and white chocolate. Relax in the newly renovated beer garden, and listen to Triple J’s countdown streaming live.
Messina Gelato Bar at The Auburn Hotel – 85 Auburn Road, Hawthorn East
Australian Open Set to Serve Up Australia Day Celebrations
The CC Racquet Club at Birrarung Mar is set up for the duration of the grand slam, with tasty treats from some of Melbourne’s best restaurants; Mistress Estelle by Scott Picket, Huxtaburger, Gelato Messina and more. Head down on Australia Day to listen to Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown, and chill out in the Canadian Club retro tennis pop-up bar.
Or if you’re planning on hitting the courts with your ground pass, check out the Heineken Live Stage, where the Rubens will be playing a live set, of music that is, not tennis.
Canadian Club Racquet Club – Birrarung Marr
Heineken Live Stage – Melbourne Park, Batman Avenue