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Secret gems (Good places to have a beer) in Melbourne Australia


Ashleys mind 3 | 456
23 Mar 2011  #1
Oh I don't know, I figure *someone* must know, or have a good idea about the best places to hang out and drink beer in Melbourne...? :)

I could do with a good start... there are so many places that look intriguing... but, well, I only have so many brain cells and I only have so much time and money!

A list of the best 10-20 if you please... someone! *ahem* Sobieski, *ahem*... *help* ;)

It's alright people, I'll let *you* know tomorrow... ;)
King Sobieski 2 | 716
26 Mar 2011  #2
hahaha...ash, you should have posted this in your melb thread. ive been checking that for the last 4-5 days. hardly enter off topic.

what are your pre-requisites?

ambience, price, location, etc.

im sure places that i would frequent may not be up to the taste of others.

for your more common places transport is an okay place.

beer deluxe way over prices for mine.

my brother swears by the drunken poet near the vic mkt, happy hour on all beers from 5-7 on fridays.

me, i prefer places like e-55 and hells kitchen.

here is an okay site: barfinder.com.au

ps mods: can you please move this thread to the australian section in pf?

long hangover?
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
1 Apr 2011  #3
hahaha...ash, you should have posted this in your melb thread. ive been checking that for the last 4-5 days. hardly enter off topic.

Noted. :)

what are your pre-requisites?

ambience, price, location, etc.

Aren't they everyone's...?

I like a bit of dinge, dirge and filth with my fresh beer and bass. :D Affordable... I like to settle in for the night. :)

im sure places that i would frequent may not be up to the taste of others.

You mean you want to keep them secret. ;)

for your more common places transport is an okay place.

How do you get there? ;P

beer deluxe way over prices for mine.

Uh-yeah... mistake of a rookie. :S

my brother swears by the drunken poet near the vic mkt, happy hour on all beers from 5-7 on fridays.

Sounds promising!

me, i prefer places like e-55 and hells kitchen.

Duly noted. :)

here is an okay site:

Thanks!

ps mods: can you please move this thread to the australian section in pf?

Are you trying to lose my thread?

long hangover?

Uh-no. I didn't work on it *that* hard... ;)
King Sobieski 2 | 716
5 Apr 2011  #4
back from the dead???...pity i have noticed at 11.25pm.

just quickly, are you heading out by yourself?

I like a bit of dinge, dirge and filth with my fresh beer and bass. :D Affordable... I like to settle in for the night. :)

also, head to hells kitchen (google the address), in the words of eddie murphy's landlord in coming to america, "you'll love it, its real fu<ked up".

hows broady?

dobranoc.

too busy listening to craig david?
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
6 Apr 2011  #5
too busy listening to craig david?

You're lucky I live in the slums and can't get on a bus to rip your face off... ;)

hows broady?

Broady's fine... I think! How to compare it to.... hell!? Jokes! It's racially diverse and full of intriguing shopping centres... :S

Speaking of hell... I should be frequenting Hell's Kitchen in the next few weeks or so. If I can find it! I'll look for a barfly with dragon wings and a firey temper? ;)
King Sobieski 2 | 716
7 Apr 2011  #6
You're lucky I live in the slums and can't get on a bus to rip your face off... ;)

docklands hardly the slums, posh some may say.

Broady's fine... I think! How to compare it to.... hell!? Jokes! It's racially diverse and full of intriguing shopping centres... :S

pour the jokes on broady...just dont go looking for any ham.

Speaking of hell... I should be frequenting Hell's Kitchen in the next few weeks or so. If I can find it! I'll look for a barfly with dragon wings and a firey temper? ;)

i suggest starting from elizabeth street and walking up flinders lane and take the left alley opposite degraves. it is upstairs and you will have to fight your way through a haze of ciggie smoke.

who you going with?

id suggest catching up but not sure how i explain to my gf that im meeting up with a woman from the internerd.
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
7 Apr 2011  #7
docklands hardly the slums, posh some may say.

I decided to shorten the commuting distance to Broady, by, well, moving to Broady. :S

pour the jokes on broady...just dont go looking for any ham.

I've switched to Lamb.

i suggest starting from elizabeth street and walking up flinders lane and take the left alley opposite degraves. it is upstairs and you will have to fight your way through a haze of ciggie smoke.

Follow the smoke haze, got it. :)

who you going with?

I'll tell you when you're older... ;)

id suggest catching up but not sure how i explain to my gf that im meeting up with a woman from the internerd.

Don't be silly. You can tell her you found me in a magazine article. :P
King Sobieski 2 | 716
9 Apr 2011  #8
I decided to shorten the commuting distance to Broady, by, well, moving to Broady. :S

you've moved to broady? for serious? oh my gawd (said in best ethnic northern suburbs accent).

Follow the smoke haze, got it. :)

let me know what you think of it.

there is also e-55 on elizabeth st, good beer on tap, couches and laid back.

I'll tell you when you're older... ;)

im probably alot older than your good self young lady.

already found a man?

Don't be silly. You can tell her you found me in a magazine article. :P

hahaha...may have to try that one.
Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535
9 Apr 2011  #9
Ashley, can you tell me something? Is Australia in "Asia" or is it a separate continent?

Is there any logic of Australia (a country) to be named a Continent? New Zealand is not Australia.

As far as I know there are 7 continents:

1. Asia
2. Europe
3. Africa
4. North America
5. South America
6. Antarctica
7. Australia - this one always confuses me.

Australia seem so much naturally a part of Asia. East Timor used to be known as an integral part of the Asian continent till its liberation, and now is a part of the Australian Continent.

You think this is more political/ethnic/religion than actual geographic?
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
12 Apr 2011  #10
you've moved to broady? for serious? oh my gawd (said in best ethnic northern suburbs accent).

It has it's own unique Northern charm... it will either rub off on me or I'll rub off on it. (But living 5 minutes from work is the real draw card.)

there is also e-55 on elizabeth st, good beer on tap, couches and laid back.

Yep. Sounds good after a hard days work. :)

im probably alot older than your good self young lady.

Probably. ;)

already found a man?

Let's just say I need a man as much as I have a man... does that makes any sense?

hahaha...may have to try that one.

Yeah, just don't start leaving large heart-shaped cut-outs in the classifieds... :S

Lodz..

Australia *is* a separate continent. Not part of Asia geographically or otherwise. Part of Australasia as far as an eco-political entity is concerned though...

7. Australia - this one always confuses me.

Don't worry, we stand alone in doing that to a lot of people. :S

But really I think Australia *is* a clear example of a continental landmass... purely because it *is* a major land mass (How does 7686850 sq km sound?), and simply because it *does* stand alone as a ''large, continuous, discrete mass of land, separated by an expanse of water..."

I assume all continents have to adhere to some definition, but this seems to change relative to their relationship with other land masses they are adjacent to... which is why there are differing numbers of continents according to which definition you use...

There is some overlap with major tectonic boundaries though.. But the confusion is when Continental ''boundaries'' *aren't* incident with these tectonic boundaries... then it can become a little arbitrary as to where Continents stop and new ones begin... such as the case with Europe, The British Isles and ''Eurasia''...

So in this case, I can throw the question right back to you and ask:
Is Europe in "Asia" or is it a separate continent?

Aren't *you* in fact living in Eurasia?

;)
A J 4 | 1,089
12 Apr 2011  #11
Oh I don't know, I figure *someone* must know, or have a good idea about the best places to hang out and drink beer in Melbourne...? :)

How about pretending to be Ms. Happy Go Lucky for a while? I'm pretty positive you'll stumble across some nice places - totally by chance - if you just tighten your sneakers and go for a stroll? I mean, sometimes, there just are *some* things that you just have to experience for yourself to find out which place floats your boat? (Or your barrel!)

my brother swears by the drunken poet near the vic mkt, happy hour on all beers from 5-7 on fridays.

Hmm.. The Drunken Poet. I kinda like the sound of that! (So is this where all the Poets, Hip-Hoppers and Rappers get drunk?)

me, i prefer places like e-55 and hells kitchen.

Any special reasons in particular as to why you prefer these places? (The music? The atmosphere? The drinks? The bartenders? The waitresses?)

Let's just say I need a man as much as I have a man... does that makes any sense?

So who's the lucky bastard? (I think I'm tempted to steal you from this guy!)

;)
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
13 Apr 2011  #12
How about pretending to be Ms. Happy Go Lucky for a while? I'm pretty positive you'll stumble across some nice places - totally by chance - if you just tighten your sneakers and go for a stroll? I mean, sometimes, there just are *some* things that you just have to experience for yourself to find out which place floats your boat? (Or your barrel!)

You have a point... but it's always nice just hanging where the locals hang? I've traveled all over so I like the idea of discovery as well. And generally University districts or artistic communities is where I do my bidding... and the outskirts.. never forget the outskirts!

Just wanted a heads up, and to find those *quintessential* Melbourne bars. They can be pretty well hidden! I'd totally understand if someone asked me the same about Sydney.

And who knows... I might bump into a drunken Sobieski! :P Keep 'em coming!

So who's the lucky bastard? (I think I'm tempted to steal you from this guy!)

Not a chance!

:P
A J 4 | 1,089
13 Apr 2011  #13
You have a point... but it's always nice just hanging where the locals hang?

Hmm.. I don't think I'd ever see the difference between locals and newcomers in a city of nearly four million people? I'm sure Melbourne has locals though! I just think I'd roam the city for a while and just follow the creative people..

I've traveled all over so I like the idea of discovery as well. And generally University districts or artistic communities is where I do my bidding... and the outskirts.. never forget the outskirts!

Hey, how could I ever forget about skirts?

;)

Just wanted a heads up, and to find those *quintessential* Melbourne bars. They can be pretty well hidden! I'd totally understand if someone asked me the same about Sydney.

Well, I *obviously* can't tell you much about Melbourne, but I *can* bump your thread and hope you'll get some more answers!

And who knows... I might bump into a drunken Sobieski! :P Keep 'em coming!

Who knows.. I think we're all dying to hear about his funny barsongs?

Not a chance!

Note to self: She's just playing hard to get.

;P
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
13 Apr 2011  #14
Hmm.. I don't think I'd ever see the difference between locals and newcomers in a city of nearly four million people? I'm sure Melbourne has locals though! I just think I'd roam the city for a while and just follow the creative people..

Well I'll know *locals* go there by the simple fact that I've *asked* a local about the place...?

By the same token, how do you identify a creative person? ;)

Hey, how could I ever forget about skirts?

Well sometimes I like to visit the pants of a city too! :P As well as the V-neck shirts and silly socks!

Well, I *obviously* can't tell you much about Melbourne, but I *can* bump your thread and hope you'll get some more answers!

Could have fooled me... I want to heed the advice of those who are more knowledgeable than me... and then add to their impressions with what I've learned.

(And my weekends are only so long!)

Who knows.. I think we're all dying to hear about his funny barsongs?

Well I think they'll be a heady mixture of Jimmy Barnes and Pan Tadeusz! ;)

Note to self: She's just playing hard to get.

And she's getting hard to play. ;)
King Sobieski 2 | 716
13 Apr 2011  #15
sorry guys (and gal), no longer get pf at work and gotta remember to check the site after work.

been to afl match yet ash?

get your man (if you have one, im not one for cryptic clues myself, very useless there) to take you to one.

try to answer some of the hilarity i have missed.
A J 4 | 1,089
13 Apr 2011  #16
Well I'll know *locals* go there by the simple fact that I've *asked* a local about the place...?

Yeah, but what makes a local a local? I mean, if you live there you're a local, right?

By the same token, how do you identify a creative person? ;)

Try purple, blue or pink hair, colourful clothing, piercings, and butterfly tattoos! (Or someone who's wearing All Stars!)

Well sometimes I like to visit the pants of a city too! :P As well as the V-neck shirts and silly socks!

Haha! (I should've seen that one coming!) Hmm.. Bermuda shorts and Birkenstocks anyone?

xD

Could have fooled me... I want to heed the advice of those who are more knowledgeable than me... and then add to their impressions with what I've learned.

Well, I'm just operating on sheer intuïtion here, but I really don't think you could ever go wrong with a name like The Drunken Poet!

(And my weekends are only so long!)

I guess you're *still* pretty lucky then, because I would *definitely* classify my weekends as only so short..

Well I think they'll be a heady mixture of Jimmy Barnes and Pan Tadeusz! ;)

Looks like someone will have to learn some Dutch!

And she's getting hard to play. ;)

I guess ''maak je borst maar nat'' would be a Dutch expression.

*wets his chest*

;)
King Sobieski 2 | 716
14 Apr 2011  #17
I've traveled all over so I like the idea of discovery as well. And generally University districts or artistic communities is where I do my bidding... and the outskirts.. never forget the outskirts!

well, you will love e-55 or hells kitchen.

carlton is the university district.

artistic, try fitzroy, northcote, collingwood. trams 86 or 112.

there are shitloads of bars all over melbourne hidden in different nooks and crannies. you just walk around and find them.

Yeah, but what makes a local a local? I mean, if you live there you're a local, right?

hard to define.

i work in the city and live 20 mins train ride away. i would never call a place in the city my local, but the bar 5 mins from where i live i would call my local.

some people however would call the pub/bar they frequent their local.

Well, I'm just operating on sheer intuïtion here, but I really don't think you could ever go wrong with a name like The Drunken Poet!

here is a link to the pub (and forget about it being an irish pub, its just like any pub):

myspace.com/drunkenpoets

melbournepubs.com/venue/893/

Yeah, but what makes a local a local? I mean, if you live there you're a local, right?

OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
14 Apr 2011  #18
Yeah, but what makes a local a local? I mean, if you live there you're a local, right?

Not nezazarily... I live here, but I'm not a local... yet.

Try purple, blue or pink hair, colourful clothing, piercings, and butterfly tattoos! (Or someone who's wearing All Stars!)

Ok, well what about drab overstretched cardigans, drainpipe jeans and army boots...?

Haha! (I should've seen that one coming!) Hmm.. Bermuda shorts and Birkenstocks anyone?

Nice one! Add to that the old Panama hat and Kaftan you can't go wrong!

Well, I'm just operating on sheer intuïtion here, but I really don't think you could ever go wrong with a name like The Drunken Poet!

Absoloodles.

Looks like someone will have to learn some Dutch!

We are your willing recipients...

maak je borst maar nat

Sweat does maketh the man... :S

well, you will love e-55 or hells kitchen.

That all sounds great. There's also a Jazz fest on soon and a wicked sounding Record store music festival on this Saturday...
I will go out armed with your list next time I'm in town... (and show off a little to my friends...) ;) It's just a little difficult to get to from here, but I'll have more time in a couple of weeks. :)

I generally listen to local radio, so I'm kept up to speed that way with goings on...

Thanks for the links Sobieski... hopefully I'll be part of the *scene* fairly soon...

:)
King Sobieski 2 | 716
27 Apr 2011  #19
friends? good joke ;)

did you get out over the easter break?

also, some more advice, no public transport post 8pm on the broady line. its dangerous.

finally have pf back online at work...where ya at ash?

how is sunny melbourne going?
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
28 May 2011  #20
It remains a popular place to meet your maker...

theage.com.au/victoria/pole-collision-kills-lplate-driver-injures-passenger-20110527-1f6zf.html

We heard this... it was a few doors down from us.


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