Victoria Hotel Footscray
A stripped-back pub with classic fare and surprising wines.
This burger joint in the west is a nostalgic ode to our favourite pixels past.
Footscray Milking Station
Solid coffee and one hell of a pulled pork panini.
The Station Hotel
Well-sourced and cooked steaks that make for some of Footscray’s finest.
The Reverence Hotel
A destination for live music fans, vegans and tequila drinkers.
Two former winemakers are behind this compact, hard-to-find brewery.
The local Vietnamese, African and Indian communities inspire the menu at this convivial bar.
Smashable sauvignon blanc, ciders from Spain and Jamaican pineapple gin are all on the menu at this relaxed bar.
A welcoming space filled with craft beer and classic books.
Mr West Opens in Footscray
Twenty-four taps pouring beer, wine, cider and cocktails – including Espresso Martinis – at a new double-storey bar on Nicholson Street.
Back Alley Sally's
Your Westside after-work beer is here.
Harley and Rose Opens in Footscray
A woodfired oven manned by two star chefs – but they’re not doing what you’d expect.
Best Cocktail Bars in the CBD
Sometimes, beer and wine just don't cut it. In those times, you need cocktails. Be it a well-made Negroni, or a complex, multi-layered sipper, Melbourne has a wealth of places to partake. These are our favourites, ranging from casual spots, to table service venues where the staff wear waistcoats. But without fail, they all know their spirits.
What’s Open Over Summer: Restaurants and Bars
Eat and drink your way through the silly season and the sunny weeks that follow.
Seven Cosy Cocktail Bars in Melbourne
Don’t go into winter hibernation – most of these bars are probably warmer than your house.
A New Sunday Market Arrives in Footscray
Bring your own belongings in, Camberwell Market-style, and peruse vintage fashion, books, vinyl and fresh produce.
Fox in The Corn
Fresh pasta and one of the best beer lists in Melbourne.
All-day breakfast (with vegan options) in the heart of Footscray.
A whimsical hub for art, fashion and music.
Delicious treats abound at this long-standing Vietnamese bakery.
Small Graces Brings Seasonal and Sustainable Brunch to Footscray
A former chef at Annie Smithers’s fine diner in Kyneton opens a cafe committed to Victorian producers and makers.
The Plough Hotel
A historic pub with a serious makeover.
One of Melbourne’s Best Brewery Bars is in Croydon
A suburban spot to come in for a beer or make your own.
12 To Try: Melbourne’s New Designer Eateries and Bars
A number of the city’s new food and drinks have been nominated for a major design award. Here’s our pick to try this weekend.
A cafe committed to Victorian producers and makers by a former chef at Annie Smithers’s fine diner in Kyneton.
A cheery Malaysian-Chinese eatery along the Barkly Street strip.