The Weekender: January 19 – 21

Summer Pop-Up Bar
Everyday until February 28 (Noon – 10.00pm) | Common Man (39 Dukes Walk, South Wharf)

Photo via Facebook.

Cool off from the Australian sun and get yourself down to this Summer Garden pop-up bar located at The Common Man Lawn.

The Pop-Up Bar comes complete with a Heinken 3 roof top bar and Pimms garden. The garden will be bordered off by a white picket fence and on the lawn, you’ll find games like Bocce, Giant Jenga and connect four to enjoy with your group!

Plenty of bar specials and cocktails will be available while you spend your summer days and nights drinking and enjoying good times!

Register interest and let everyone know you’re going by visiting the Facebook event page.

The Food Truck Park at The District Docklands
Friday, January 19 (11.00am – 9.00pm) | The District Docklands (440 Docklands Drive, Docklands)

Stop by The District, Docklands’ shopping arcade, this Friday night and sample some of Melbourne’s funkiest food trucks!

Dropping into The Food Truck Park this Friday are Cheese & Bread, Real Burgers, Greek Trojan, Yo India and Tiramisu’ Lift Me Up!

And while you’re eating your way around The Food Truck Park, do a bit of shopping and browsing in the shopping arcade too! What a winning combination!

While the event offers free entry to all, make sure to bring your wallet (especially if you’re visiting every food truck!).

For more on The Food Truck Park, visit The District Docklands’ website.

Blender Artist Market
Friday, January 19 (5.00 – 9.00pm) | The District Docklands (440 Docklands Drive, Docklands)

While you’re at the Food Truck Park, why not hit up the Blender Artist Market located conveniently at The District Docklands as well!

Just like most Melbourne design markets, the Blender Artist Market will be stocking the latest designs and wares from talented local designers and artists. These include jewelry, original artwork and designs to decorate the home with!

Happening from 5.00pm until 9.00pm, the market will also feature live entertainment alongside The Food Truck park!

For more on the Blender Artist Market, visit its official website!

United States of Food
Friday, January 19 – Sunday, January 21 (Starts at 11.30am) | Various locations

You don’t need a plane ticket to the United States to sample some of its finest delicacies.

Save your money and make it a special day out with United States of Food, a food tour that will take foodies to one of Australia’s oldest hamburger stands and then follow that with a tour of Queen Victoria Market, a place where many of the city’s restaurants stock their kitchens!

From there, the United States of Food experience will take you to an authentic bagel shop followed by a secret bar in the American speakeasy tradition. This tour is concluded by a formal meal at an authentic American restaurant. Yum!

While this is on the pricey end (tours are $79 per person), just think about the kind of food experience you’ll be having! It’s the holidays for most of you so if you’re not heading overseas any time soon, save up for this one of a kind experience of Americana in Australia!

The United States of Food tour is on everyday from 11.30am – 3.30pm. Bookings are essential. For more information visit their official website.

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