Tipjar Melbourne 2022

Updated December 1st, 2022


Australian hospitality relief fund TipJar has partnered with Brown-Forman so you can enjoy a drink for a good cause during this year’s festive celebrations.

Throughout December, some of Melbourne and Sydney’s best bars are creating their own TipJar cocktail, with $2 from every order helping support Australia’s next generation in hospitality.

Since 2020, TipJar has distributed more than $87,000 to ensure there are viable career pathways for young chefs, kitchen hands and other vital restaurant, bar and hotel workers. The program provides vulnerable people with the tools to be job-ready and lift themselves out of a cycle of poverty and homelessness.

Getting involved is easy. Just stick your head in at any of the venues listed below between December 1 and December 31, and order up.

  • With an enormous whisky list and knowledgeable bartenders to guide you, this mood-lit den has the goods to rival some of the world’s best whisky bars. Real enthusiasts can book in for a tasting session led by top distillers.

  • An elegant all-day bar and restaurant in an iconic building.

  • This cocktail bar's eye for detail is second to none – it even has an in-house ice company to ensure every drink gets the perfect block.

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  • Walk down the nondescript staircase and let your eyes adjust. There’s no natural light at this New York-inspired French bistro – that’s why it’s so easy to lose track of time here. It's also home to one of Melbourne's most famous late-night burgers.

  • Nearly every style you can imagine is available at this convivial beer hall, and they're all made right there.

  • The Collingwood brewery’s third venue, located in a cavernous old cigarette factory, has room for 460 punters. Find 25-plus taps pouring easy-drinking and out-there ales, plus some exclusive to the site. On the menu: cheesy pretzels, parmesan-crumbed schnitties and steaks with boozy bacon jam.

  • If you love beer, a visit to The Local Taphouse is non-negotiable. It’s influenced by European taverns in the 1930s, and has one of the most curated beer lists in the country. Pair those drinks with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere – both inside and on the rooftop – and you have a craft beer destination worth travelling for.

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  • An easygoing cocktail bar from two former nightclub bartenders. With local brewers on tap and syrups brewed in-house.