This time of year is strange: most of us have a fair bit of time off, but so do our favourite venues.

Thankfully, quite a few places are staying open throughout the holidays to make sure you get out of the house. Some are old favourites; others are some of the best new spots in town. They’re all worth a visit – use this break as an excuse to finally get to that spot across town you’ve been meaning to visit.

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Cumulus Inc.

Open as normal throughout January, on New Year's Eve and on New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Attica

Open as normal throughout January and on New Year's Eve. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

74 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea

Gaea

Open as normal throughout January, on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. Closed on Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

1/166 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Omnia

Open on December 29 and 30, New Year's Eve, and from January 5 onwards. Closed from December 25 to 28 and January 1 to 4.

625 Chapel Street, South Yarra

Old Palm Liquor

Open as normal from December 27 to 30 and throughout January. Open for lunch only on New Year's Eve. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

133b Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Neighbourhood Wine

Open as normal from December 27–30 and throughout January. Open for lunch only on New Year's Eve. Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

1 Reid Street, Fitzroy North
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Movida

Open as normal from January 3. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Arbory Afloat

Open as normal throughout January, on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

2 Flinders Walk, Melbourne

Firebird

Open as normal throughout January, on Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Open from December 26–31 with a shortened a la carte menu for lunch and set menu only for dinner.

223 High Street, Windsor

Carlton Wine Room

Open as normal throughout January. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

172-174 Faraday Street, Carlton

Coda

Open as normal throughout January. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Basement 141 Flinders Lane (corner Oliver Lane), Melbourne

Daughter In Law

Open as normal throughout January and on New Year's Eve. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

37 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Bar Romantica

Open as normal from January 5. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

52 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
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Siglo

Open as normal throughout January and on Boxing Day the 28th. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day the 26th and New Year's Day.

Level 2 161 Spring Street, Melbourne

The European

Open as normal throughout January, on Boxing Day the 26th, Boxing Day the 28th and New Year's Eve. Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

161 Spring Street, Melbourne

City Wine Shop

Open as normal throughout January, on Boxing Day the 26th, Boxing Day the 28th and New Year's Eve. Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

159 Spring Street, Melbourne
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Butchers Diner

Open as normal through January, on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day the 26th, Boxing Day the 28th, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day.

10 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Kirk’s Wine Bar

Open as normal from January 5 and on New Year's Eve. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day the 26th, Boxing Day the 28th and New Year's Day.

Corner Hardware Lane and Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

The Local Taphouse

Open as normal throughout January, on Boxing Day and on New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day.

184 Carlisle Street, St Kilda East

Jamu

Open as normal throughout January and on Boxing Day. Open for dinner only on New Year's Eve. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

1 Palmer Street, Richmond

Oster

Open as normal from January 6. Open for dinner only on New Year's Eve. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

76-78 Bridge Road, Richmond

San Telmo

Open as normal throughout January. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

14 Meyers Place, Melbourne

Bomba

Open as normal from January 3. Open for set menus only on New Year's Eve. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

103 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Stomping Ground Brewing Co.

Open as normal throughout January, on Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day.

100 Gipps Street, Collingwood

Thai Town

Open as normal throughout January, on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Eve. Closed on New Year's Day.

Shop 25 Artemis Lane, Melbourne

Naked For Satan

Open as normal throughout January. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

285 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

The B.East

Open as normal throughout January, on Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day.

80 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Stalactites

Open with reduced hours throughout January and on Boxing Day. Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

177-183 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Smith & Daughters

Open as normal throughout January. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

175 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Hakata Gensuke Hawthorn

Open as normal throughout January and on Boxing Day the 26th. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day the 28th and New Year's Day.

Tenancy 4 860/862 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

Hakata Gensuke Carlton

Open as normal throughout January, on Boxing Day the 26th and Boxing Day the 28th. Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

126 Lygon Street, Carlton

Gimlet at Cavendish House

Open with reduced hours from January 2–7 and as normal from January 8 and on New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

33 Russell Street, Melbourne

Supernormal

Open as normal throughout January, on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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Builders Arms Hotel

Open as normal throughout January, on Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

211 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Cutler & Co.

Open as normal throughout January. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

55-57 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Capitano

Open as normal throughout January and on New Year's Eve. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

421 Rathdowne Street, Carlton
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Sir Duke

Open as normal throughout January and Boxing Day, with reduced hours on New Year's Eve. Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

99 Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds

Taquito

Open as normal from January 4. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

350 Drummond Street, Carlton
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Bang Bang at the Rifle Club

Open as normal throughout January, on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

294 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick

Eau De Vie

Open as normal throughout January and on New Year's Eve. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

1 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne
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Nick and Nora’s

Open as normal throughout January, with reduced hours on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

80 Collins Street, Melbourne

The Happy Mexican

Open as normal from January 5. Closed from December 21 to January 4.

106 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford

The Great Northern Hotel

Open as normal throughout January, on Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day.

644 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

Chin Chin

Open as normal throughout January, on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Kisumé

Open as normal throughout January, on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

175 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Hawker Hall

Open as normal throughout January, on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

98 Chapel Street, Windsor
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Baby

Open as normal throughout January, on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

631-633 Church Street, Richmond

Hobsons Bay Hotel

Open as normal throughout January, on Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day.

28 Ferguson Street, Williamstown

Kazuki's

Open as normal throughout January. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

121 Lygon Street, Carlton

Tonka

Open as normal throughout January. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

20 Duckboard Place, Melbourne
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Tipo 00

Open as normal on New Year's Eve, January 2 and from January 4. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

361 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Mr Brownie

Open as normal throughout January, on Boxing Day and New Year's Eve, with reduced hours on Christmas Day. Closed on New Year's Day.

343 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne

Matilda

Open as normal throughout January with reduced hours on Christmas Day and special events on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Closed on Boxing Day.

159 Domain Road, South Yarra
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Mrs Singh

Open as normal throughout January with reduced hours on Boxing Day. Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

88 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Daughter In Law

Open as normal throughout January and on Boxing Day, with a set menu on New Year's Eve. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

37 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Horn Please

Open as normal throughout January, on Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day.

167 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North

Hanoi Hannah Vol. II

Open as normal throughout January, on Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day.

306 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick

Tokyo Tina

Open as normal throughout January, on Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Open on New Year's Eve for dinner only with a set menu, and from December 26–30 with a shortened a la carte menu for lunch and set menu only for dinner.

66A-B Chapel Street, Windsor

Tipico

Open as normal throughout January. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

242 High Street, Windsor

Pinchy's

Open as normal from January 3. Closed from December 25–January 2.

Level 1 200 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Estelle

Open as normal throughout January, with a set menu dinner only on New Year's Eve and dinner only on New Year's Day.

243 High Street, Northcote
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Longrain

Open as normal throughout January, with a set menu dinner only on New Year's Eve. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

40-44 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Chancery Lane

Open as normal throughout January, with a set menu dinner only on New Year's Eve. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

430 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Ishizuka

Open as normal until January 10, with a $350 set menu on New Year's Eve. Closed from January 11–14, then as normal from January 15.

Basement B01 139 Bourke Street, Melbourne
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Elwood Bathers

Open as normal throughout January, on Boxing Day and New Year's Day, with set menus only on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

15 Elwood Foreshore, Elwood

Bar Texaco

Open as normal throughout January. Closed from December 25 to January 1.

644 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Byrdi

Open as normal throughout January and for a ticketed event on New Year's Eve. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Ella, Melbourne Central Corner Latrobe and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne

Acre

Open as normal throughout January. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

70 Middleborough Road, Burwood East

Stokehouse

Open as normal throughout January, on Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day.

Upstairs 30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda
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Arbory Bar & Eatery

Open as normal throughout January, on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Flinders Walk, Melbourne

Pontoon

Open as normal throughout January, on Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day.

30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda

Grand Lafayette

Open as normal throughout January, on Christmas Day, Boxing Day the 26th and New Year's Day. Closed on Boxing Day the 28th.

9 Clifton Street, Prahran

Tim Ho Wan

Open as normal daily, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

206 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Bodriggy Brewing Co

Open as normal throughout January. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

245 Johnston Street, Abbotsford

Vegie Bar

Open as normal from January 3 and on Boxing Day. Closed on December 24 to 25 and January 1 to 2.

380 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy