Grand Final Friday has only been a public holiday since 2015, but it’s already hard to imagine a life without it. After a long, hard winter, the day feels like a real chance to usher in spring.
Even if you’re not much of a footy fan, this Grand Final public holiday is the first long weekend we’ve had in Victoria since the Queen’s Birthday more than three months ago, and that’s worth raising a glass to.
These restaurants, cafes and bars have all opened in the last 12 months. And they're staying open to help you make the most of your day off.