Melbourne’s sixth lockdown will finally end when 70 per cent of Victorians over the age of 16 are fully vaccinated. According to the state government’s road map out of lockdown, we’re expected to hit that target around October 26.

Up to 10 fully vaccinated people will be able to gather outdoors and pubs, clubs and entertainment venues will open up to 50 fully vaccinated people, to be seated outdoors only. The next step, when 80 per cent of Victorians over the age of 16 are fully vaccinated, is expected to be reached around Friday, November 5. Up to 150 fully vaccinated people will be able to dine indoors at restaurants and pubs (seated only), with up to 500 outside.

Your favourite venues have spent months either closed or serving stripped-back takeaway-only menus. Some of them have shut for good. But many of them are coming right back and can’t wait to see you. If you’re comfortable doing so, it’s time to get ready to get back out there to support them.

Despite the lack of a firm end-date for lockdown, many hospitality venues are already taking bookings for late October and early November. Check this live list to see which bars are coming back when, and what special things they have planned to mark the occasion.

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Embla

Bar

Open from November 5. Book here.

122 Russell Street, Melbourne

Bar Americano

Bar

Bookings for late October are open and going fast.

20 Presgrave Place, Melbourne

Goldy's Tavern

Bar

Open from October 26. Book here.

66 Gold Street, Collingwood

Hope St Radio

Bar

Open from October 28. Book here.

35 Johnston Street, Collingwood

Lulie

Bar

Open for walk-ins only from October 27. More information here.

225 Johnston Street, Abbotsford
Book a Table

Bar Margaux

Restaurant

Open from November 5. Book here.

Basement 111 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Moon Dog World

Bar

Open for indoor and outdoor dining from October 26. Book here.

32 Chifley Drive, Preston

The Everleigh

Bar

Open from November 5. Book here.

1 150-156 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Order on Providoor

The LuWow

Bar

Open from November 5. Book here.

212 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Moon Dog OG

Bar

Open from October 26. Book here.

17 Duke Street, Abbotsford

Welcome to Brunswick

Bar

Open from October 27. Book here.

1 Frith Street, Brunswick
Book a Table

Old Palm Liquor

Bar

Open from October 26 for outdoor drinking and dining. Book here.

133b Lygon Street, Brunswick East
Book a Table

Nick and Nora’s

Bar

Open from November 5. Book here.

80 Collins Street, Melbourne

The Rochester Hotel

Bar

Open from October 28. Book here.

202 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
Book a Table

Bar Romantica

Restaurant

Open for outdoor drinking and dining from October 29. More information here.

52 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
Book a Table

Builders Arms Hotel

Bar

Open for outdoor dining from October 26. Book here.

211 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
230 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Book a Table

The Empress

Bar

Open from October 25. More information here.

714 Nicholson Street,, Fitzroy North
Book a Table

Captain Baxter

Restaurant

Open from November 13. Book here.

10/18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda

Boilermaker House

Bar

Open from November 5. Book here.

209-211 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Book a Table

The Standard

Bar

Open from early November. Book here.

293 Fitzroy St , Fitzroy
Book a Table

Eau De Vie

Bar

Open from November 5. Book here.

1 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne
Book a Table

Maha Bar

Bar

Open from November 6. Book here.

86 Smith Street, Collingwood
Order on Providoor

Mr Brownie

Bar

Open from October 26. Book here.

343 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne

Johnny’s Green Room

Bar

Open for walk-ins from October 26.

Level 3, 293-297 Lygon Street, Carlton

Heartbreaker

Bar

Open from November 5 for walk-ins.

234A Russell Street, Melbourne
Order on Providoor

Good Heavens

Bar

Open from October 26. Book here.

Level 2 79 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Arbory Afloat

Bar

Open from October 26. Read about this year's theme.

2 Flinders Walk, Melbourne

Arbory Bar & Eatery

Bar

Open from October 26. Book here.

Flinders Walk, Melbourne

Harlow

Bar

Open from October 26. Book here.

447 Church Street, Richmond

Fargo and Co.

Bar

Open from October 26. Book here.

216 Swan Street, Richmond

Newmarket Hotel

Restaurant

Open from October 26. Book here.

34 Inkerman Street, St Kilda

State of Grace

Bar

Open from October 26. Book here.

27 King Street, Melbourne

Welcome to Thornbury

Bar

Open from October 27. Book here.

520 High Street, Northcote
Book a Table

Trinket Bar

Bar

Open from November 5. Book here.

87 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
619 Church Street, Richmond

The Smith

Restaurant

Open from October 26. Book here.

213 High St, Prahran
164 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Book a Table

Pontoon

Restaurant

Open from October 26. Book here.

30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda

The Espy

Bar

Open from October 27. Book here.

11 The Esplanade, St Kilda
Book a Table

Bodriggy Brewing Co

Bar

Open from November 5. Book here

245 Johnston Street, Abbotsford

Victoria Hotel Footscray

Bar

Open from October 26. Book here.

43 Victoria Street, Footscray

Corner Hotel

Bar

Open from October 26. Book here.

57 Swan Street, Richmond
703-707 Plenty Road, Reservoir
Book a Table

Howler

Bar

Open from October 26. Book here .

Enter via carpark 7-11 Dawson Street, Brunswick

Noisy Ritual

Bar

Open from October 27. Book here.

249 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Hop Nation

Bar

Open from October 28 (all booked out at the moment though, with a few tables saved for walk-ins). Book here.

6 107-109 Whitehall Street, Footscray

Back Alley Sally's

Bar

Open from October 28. Book here.

4 Yewers Street, Footscray
Book a Table

The Terminus Hotel

Bar

Open from October 26. Book here.

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North
Book a Table

Rascal

Restaurant

Open from October 26. Book here.

341 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Book a Table

Garden State Hotel

Bar

Open from October 26. Book here.

101 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Book a Table

The Cornish Arms

Bar

Open from October 26. Book here.

163A Sydney Road, Brunswick