The Greek Community of Melbourne’s Antipodes | Lonsdale St Greek Festival takes over the historic Lonsdale St Greek Precinct for one weekend in February, every year. Melbourne’s largest Greek cultural celebration is back with a new name, new look and some new offerings. With over 90 stalls, three free entertainment stages and roving performers, children’s rides and activities, as well as multiple bars and an array of mouthwatering Greek culinary delights, there will be something for the entire family to enjoy!
03 9662 2722
Hellenic Museum | Shop
For a decade, history has come to life at the Hellenic Museum through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.
280 Williams Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 8615 9016
Easy Thai @ease
Thai Street Food or Ta-Rad Toe-Rung as it is traditionally known, is a place to meet and eat a variety of wonderful authentic Thai foods.
Most dishes are prepared in smaller portions so that you can choose from a number of different styles to truly experience the exotic flavours of Thai Street Food. Start with Chicken Satay Skewers, Prok Skewers, Fish cakes or At ease fries. Prefer a larger portioned dish? Then you can move straight on to some of the well-known Thai favorites such as Padthai, Pad Se-ew, Siamese Chicken Rice, Basil Stir-fry, Sukhothai Noodles, Tom Yum Soup and Papaya Salad etc. If you still have room for desert, why not try out mouth-watering Thai Fresh Fruit Delights such as, I-tim Ma-prow or Kao Tom Mad.
Finally, from all of us here @t ease, “Aharn Glam Lao,” we hope you have the most delicious and authentic Thai food experience and fun amongst friends.
195 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9639 6492
Once upon a time there was a cocktail bar and nightclub in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD called ‘StoryVille’… Styled around childhood fables that we know and love, this fairy tale themed venue offers a truly unique and whimsical experience for those who dare to roam throughout its rooms.
During the week, the Mushroom Palace Cocktail bar, with glowing toadstools sprouting from the walls and chilled out atmosphere, makes an ideal drop in for after work drinks. Take the edge off with one of our signature cocktails, or simply relax with an ice cold beer or glass of Pinot Gris.
On weekends the StoryVille team keep the party going ‘til late with two floors of music and entertainment. From the moment you step through the door into this noir fantasy you’ll discover a world of nostalgia and wonder, where anything is possible.
Climb the Enchanted Tree to the Mushroom Palace and Birdcage or travel onwards to the fantasy world of Tolkein in the Hobbit House Bar, Narnia and The Library ~ complete with a wall of giant books.
Music is supplied by some of Melbourne’s well established DJs plus interstate guests, who spin tunes from an ink pot-shaped station. The dance floor fills to a range of sounds such as soulful vocal/funky house~ climbing to deep & tech house through to the wee, small hours.
In the end, the quote over the door sums it up best: “Buy the ticket, take the ride…” (Hunter S Thompson).
So, come one, come all to the fairy tale that is StoryVille.
185 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9993 9034
Seamstress Cocktail Bar
Seamstress Restaurant & Bar opened in 2007 in Melbourne’s historic Chinatown district, housed in a 120yr-old former textile factory, warehouse and one-time Buddhist monastery.
113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9663 6363
The Greek Centre is the hot spot of entertainment, hosting regular live performances, lectures, conferences, book launches, events such as Greek Writers Festival, Live At The Greek not to mention major international events including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Antipodes Festival.
168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9662 2722
Melina on the Rooftop
With amazing views, friendly staff, architecturally designed interiors – there is no better place to unwind, with a drink in hand than at Melinas on the Rooftop!
168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9662 2629
A Melbourne institution, the touche team have been serving some of the best Mexican food & drink this great city has to offer since 2011.
233 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
(03) 9663 0811