Discounted Drinks at Melbourne Bars
In 2018, international celebrity chef Marco Pierre White co-founded EatClub, an app that offers last-minute meal deals to entice customers through the door, filling up empty tables at off-peak hours with the lure of discounted prices (up to 50 per cent off the total bill, including drinks).
“People only have so much money. Sometimes you might say, ‘Actually, let’s not go out for dinner tonight, let’s buy that new TV instead’. With these deals [through the app], they can do both,” he told Broadsheet at the time.
Nearly six years later, EatClub’s got 500-plus Melbourne restaurants on the platform, including Sake, Henry Sugar and Abacus. And now it’s expanded its offering to include discounts at bars and clubs, too.
More than 50 nighttime venues signed up to EatClub within a month of adding bars and clubs. Among them: Goldilocks in the CBD, Fixation Brewing at The Incubator in Collingwood, The Grace Darling Hotel in Fitzroy, The Palm Royale in Richmond, Borsch, Vodka & Tears in Windsor, Two Wrongs in South Yarra, and plenty more.
Here’s how it works: venues (now including bars and clubs) can push exclusive offers through the EatClub app; you can choose to redeem one then head into the venue, eat and drink as normal, then use the app’s tap-to-pay card with your deal automatically applied to get up to 50 per cent off. You can also filter the app to only show drinks-focused venues rather than cafes and restaurants.
Plus, EatClub is giving $15 off to the first 500 Broadsheet readers who redeem a deal at a bar or club – just use the code BROADSHEETMELB. Only available to new users.