TOP 5: Melbourne Events this Weekend
Stuck for ideas on how to spend your weekend in Melbourne?
Check out our top picks for this weekend (31 Aug – 02 Sep). From free food and comedy to underwater drinks, Melbourne has got it all!
Rockpool in Residence at Alfred Place
This Friday, 31st August, Rockpool Bar & Grill classics will be served in the delightful surrounds of Rockpool’s dedicated private event space at 7 Alfred Place. The menu includes freshly shucked oysters with mignonette ($5.50 each), wagyu bolognese, ($29), and fried market fish with crazy water and aioli, ($32). Drinks include a selection of sparkling, white and red wine, house cocktails, beer and Four Pillars gin & tonic.The Rockpool bar will reopen at Alfred Place for Happy Hour from 4pm, serving $7 beer and $19 NV Gosset Excellence Rockpool Cuvee with complimentary Rockpool snacks! Yes, that’s Rockpool refreshments for free with a Happy Hour drinks purchase!
Comedy at Coopers Inn
Looking for the perfect start to the weekend? Coopers Inn Comedy is a brand new comedy club in the heart of the Melbourne, with a different line-up every week showcasing the best stand-up talent from Melbourne, interstate and abroad. This week features Harley Breen (Channel 10), Tim Hewitt, Jess Perkins (tripleJ) Matt Stewart (Do Go On) and Brett Blake (Channel 10).
Sea Life Nights
Taking Friday night drinks to new depths, Sea Life Melbourne is opening the underwater magic for an exclusively adults-only evening with the new-look Sea Life Nights.The sharks, rays, octopus and penguins are welcoming after-dark visitors, with event entry including unlimited access to one of Victoria’s leading attractions. Supported by live music, interspersed with some live talks, the ability to mingle with Sea Life’s residents is sure to delight, from the vibrant Coral Atoll to the breathtaking Oceanarium.
Free Hot Dogs!!
Shoppers, diners and entertainment seekers will end their week on a hot dog high when The Bavarian launches at Highpoint Shopping Centre in Maribyrnong with 500 free delicious dogs from 5pm on Friday, 31 August. Located outside Highpoint Shopping Centre on Level 1 at The Junction, the 500-seat restaurant will offer a little taste of Oktoberfest every day of the year with a menu of Bavarian classic dishes, such as the famous crispy pork knuckle, complemented by 17 beers on tap, including imported Bavarian favourites Lowenbrau, Franziskaner, Stiegl and Hofbrau and locally crafted brews that can be served in signature 1-litre glass steins.
Foodie Trails Curry Festival
If curry is your weakness, make your way to the Dandenong Markets this September, where the iconic food hub will be teaming up with Foodie Trails to host the Curry Festival. Dishes from India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Mauritius and Africa will be on the menu, and there will be live entertainment, dance and music to add more spice to the occasion.