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 Post subject: Where to go?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2002 10:28 am 
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Hi Guys,

I'm new here so please correct me if this not an appropriate question but can anyone recommend clubs in Melbourne that are OK? I'm probably heading down to Victoria for the bikes at Phillip Island but I was thinking I might check out some venues in Melbourne if I get the chance. Any suggestions?

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Stu D.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2002 12:35 pm 
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hi stu,

not an unreasonable question at all and well within the scope of our discussions :)

some clubs/bars i like that are worth a look:

*cherry
*honky tonks (just around the corner from cherry in duckboard place)
*revolver (in chapel st. prahran)
*the laundry (johnston st fitzroy, just off brunswick st.)
*the lounge (swanston st.)

ok, now it's time for some other melbourne people to rebuke me and tell you what shitholes these places are. i admit it's been a long time since i've been to cherry, and from the sounds of it it's getting crap but i have fond memories. they play good music there anyway.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2002 10:21 pm 
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GirlThursday wrote:
hi stu,

not an unreasonable question at all and well within the scope of our discussions :)

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Thanks for the heads up...

I'm kinda looking forward to having a look around Melbourne... It's been years since we have had a holiday in Australia...

Thanks for the help

Cheers

Stu


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 Post subject: ... and where to stay?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2002 10:01 pm 
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I'll be rocking up in Melbourne sometime around May 2003 and staying for around a week. As well as catching the main sights I'd like to check out some bars, clubs etc. Which, in your honest opinions, would be the best areas to stay? (And in a similar vein, which ones do lots of backpackers stay in that should be avioded at all costs?)

Ta Muchly

Rick

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2002 11:34 pm 
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I'd definitely recommend The Lounge & Honkytonks. If you want to go somewere really schmick, check out Bond. Very nice venue.


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 Post subject: Re: ... and where to stay?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 12:27 am 
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Ricky,

Stay at The Nunnery in Fitzroy/Carlton.

It's an excellent backpackers/guest house... Emma (Wee Snow Drift) stayed there too.

Ask for Elly or Naomi, and tell them that Simon sent you....

It's two minutes from Brunswick St, one of the coolest places to hang out in Melbourne (check out the Veggie Bar if you want to bump into The Avalanches... ;) ).

Kuya's right about The Lounge and Honky Tonks. Check out to see if there's anything live happening at either The Corner Hotel (Richmond) or the Prince of Wales (St Kilda).

Good food at Big Mouth on the corner of Acland St in St Kilda, and the best coffee in town at Atomica on Brunswick St Fitzroy. Good kebabs at McNicks (? Minna) on Fitzroy St St Kilda (just up from the Prince of Wales). Best breakfast in Melbourne at the Richmond Hill Cheese Shop, Bridge St Richmond, I particularly recommend the fruit of the day, followed by the cooked breakfast with veal sausages and bacon, which rocked my world on a regular basis (I lived 150m away).

Recommend you spend a day or two exploring the Great Ocean Road, in a hire car if you can stretch to it, as the coach doors are poop.

Let me know if you need more information...

Simon


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 Post subject: Melbourne Coffee Guide
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 9:05 am 
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And the best thing about Melbourne? It doesn't matter where you go, the coffee is DAMN good. Names that spring to mind are Pellegrini's on Bourke Street, Cafe Greco on Chapel Street and @ Crown Casino, Cafe Siena on Chapel Street. There's also a 24 Hr cafe across from Central Station Records on Swanston Street but I forget it's name....The Lounge also serves great coffee.
Also check out the arcades in and around Little Collins and Little Bourke Streets for boutique shopping and great coffee.


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 Post subject: Re: ... and where to stay?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 12:24 pm 
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goldfish wrote:
Ricky,

Good kebabs at McNicks (? Minna) on Fitzroy St St Kilda (just up from the Prince of Wales)


well remembered simon... yes, that was an excellent kebab from the best named kebab/souvlaki shop i have ever known. if you're on the other side of town souvlaki king in brunswick st. is of a similarly high standard, and i also had a really great kebab in sydney rd. the other night at alasya (also try their hummus and other turkish delights)


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 Post subject: Re: Melbourne Coffee Guide
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 12:26 pm 
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kuya wrote:
And the best thing about Melbourne? It doesn't matter where you go, the coffee is DAMN good.


damn straight :)

had any luck with the hunt for good coffee in sydney kuya?


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 Post subject: Good Coffee In Sydney
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 2:19 pm 
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Actually, yeah. There are three places in the City that come to mind: Damiani on George Street, Stefan on George Street, King Neptunes on Castlreagh.
And if you're in Newtown / Erskineville - Varga's on Newton Street, near the Newtown Post Office.

Suffice to say, I love my coffee.

Kebabs in Melbourne? Not really Kebabs but rather, Souvlaki - Lambs in Carlton or Chapel Street.


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 Post subject: Re: Melbourne Coffee Guide
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 6:35 pm 
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kuya wrote:
Pellegrini's on Bourke Street...Cafe Siena on Chapel Street.


my friends are coffee fiends, and yeah, i been to pellegrini's a couple times. its good stuff.



and siena?...aha, dont get me started on siena...my friends LIVE at siena.

seriously, they all just go there everyday and sit around for hours. typical chapel street people...seriously, they are ALWAYS at siena's. i go there a bit, but i just couldnt spend so much time there...its fucken crazy.


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 Post subject: Re: Melbourne Coffee Guide
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 7:13 pm 
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Coffee in Sydney came with milk, two sugars, and a gallon of attitude... :? ;)

Simon


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 Post subject: Re: Melbourne Coffee Guide
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2002 12:26 am 
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Another good place for coffee/breakfast is Lady Luck, which is dead close to The Nunnery on Brunswick St. Good drinky bars are Spleen! at the top of Bourke St, Bar Open on Brunswick St, E20 (or whatever bloody number it is) on Elizabeth St, plus any number of places in Port Melbourne, on the sea front.

More decent restaurants than you can shake a stick at.

Central Station records on Swanston St, Polyester on Brunswick St, and the other one on Bourke St, whose name I've forgotten are cheap and good... there's a great place near the end of Acland St in St Kilda as well, but I can't remember what that's called either... I used up the memory on the kebab shops... ;)

Simon


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In a word; thanks. In two; nice one. In three; you fucking stars.

Can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to it. Perhaps the fact that it's seven months away may give you some clue.

:D

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In my perfect world I'll be back there then, too, so you can meet up with Minna, Jarrod AND me, and anyone else who fancies coming to play... ;)

Simon


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 Post subject: Let me know when you guys are in town
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2002 9:06 am 
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If I'm around, we should link up.


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