Beat Eats

With Julia Sansone

It was an incredibly sad day when iconic St Kilda venue Stokehouse burned down in 2014. But they’ve returned with a summer season packed with live music, holiday season events and most importantly, good food. Located on the bottom level of the Stokehouse, the Pontoon St. Kilda will host an epic New Years Eve party, pumping well-loved beers and ciders at their new 18-metre long bar as well as delectable New Years cocktails and frozen alcoholic drinks. The venue’s 4-metre long wood fired grill will keep your cravings satisfied, serving up a range of food options. With disco legends Wax’o Paradiso performing, music and food lovers can rejoice and start 2017 the right way at the Pontoon in the Stokehouse Precinct on 30 Jacka Boulevard, St. Kilda.
If being surrounded by an abundance of food, drinks, live entertainment and your best pals sounds like your ideal New Years, then The Food Truck Park team have you sorted. This year they’re offering packages for food truck enthusiasts, which means you can enjoy a hassle free night close to the city. Grab a pre-paid ticket and enjoy a Food Truck park voucher, drink vouchers from Barry’s Bar serving craft beer, cider, wine and spirits, a Food Truck Park official cap and a spot at the venue all night long. The Food Truck Park will bring together some of Melbourne’s favourite vendors offering sweets, treats and good ol’ tasty burgers. A perfect solution for that group of friends that can never make plans, The Food Truck Park has something for everybody to enjoy, and New Years packages mean you have somewhere to be and party all night long. Book online from the Food Truck Park website.
Celebrate the New Year in style in the heart of Melbourne at European Bier Café, one of Melbourne’s most well-loved bier venues, who are holding an all inclusive New Years Eve Masquerade Party. Starting at 7pm, receive a cocktail on arrival, and choose from 15 different types of beer and cider on offer throughout the evening, as well as wine, spirits and cocktails. Canapés and pizzas will also be cooking all evening, across four levels of entertainment. Known every other day of the year for their unbelievably good food deals, the value for money will continue, so you can enjoy a night in the city without maxing out your Christmas season credit card. At European Bier Café, New Years will be transformed from just another quiet evening into a night not to be forgotten, even after a few drinks. Grab your tickets for this unique event from the European Bier Café website.