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 between December 21 and January 6 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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New Jaffa

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

32 Stanley Street, Collingwood

Bodega Underground

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

55 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Fancy Hank’s

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

Level 1 79 Bourke Street, Melbourne
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Vegie Bar

Open as normal, closed on public holidays, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

380 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

The Espy

Open as normal, 15 per cent surcharge on public holidays.

11 The Esplanade, St Kilda
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Mr West

Open as normal, closed on public holidays. Bottle shop open on Boxing Day.

106 Nicholson Street, Footscray

Omnia

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

625 Chapel Street, South Yarra
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Builders Arms Hotel

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

211 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
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Hop Nation

Closed December 30–January 2. Open as normal otherwise.

6 107-109 Whitehall Street, Footscray

Dr Morse

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

274 Johnston Street, Abbotsford
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Old Palm Liquor

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

133b Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Future Mountain Brewing and Blending

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

703-707 Plenty Road, Reservoir

Mamak

Open as normal, open for lunch and dinner on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. 10 per cent surcharge on public holidays.

366 Lonsdale Street , Melbourne

Bodriggy Brewing Co

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

245 Johnston Street, Abbotsford
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Lagoon Dining

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

263 Lygon Street, Carlton
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Mesa Verde

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

Level 6, Curtin House 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Casa Nom

Closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Otherwise open as normal.

110 Greville Street, Prahran
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Molly Rose

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

279 Wellington Street, Collingwood

Osteria Ilaria

Open as normal, closed on public holidays. Lunch service only on New Year's Eve.

367 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Tipo 00

Open as normal, closed on public holidays. Lunch service only on New Year's Eve.

361 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Peaches

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

Levels 2 and 3 301 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Supernormal Canteen

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

2 157 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
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Supernormal

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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Byrdi

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

Ella, Melbourne Central Corner Latrobe and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne

Butchers Diner

Open 24/7. 15 per cent surcharge on public holidays.

10 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Prince Dining Room

Open every day except Christmas Day. 10 per cent surcharge on public holidays.

2 Acland Street, St Kilda
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Leo's by the Slice

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

363 Chapel Street, South Yarra

Leonardo’s Pizza Palace

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

29 Grattan Street, Carlton