11. Brogan's Way Distillery
Get an insight into the distilling process and taste the aromatic gin direct from the source at Brogan's Way Distillery. Sample classic gin cocktails, try a tasting paddle or share a grazing plate with friends.
12. Fargo and Co.
Laugh all the way to the bank at this two-level state bank turned eclectic bar. Fortify yourself on game day with a pre-match bottomless brunch or debrief afterwards over cocktails, bites or something more substantial at Fargo and Co.
13. Fonda Richmond
Visit Fonda's original casa on Swan Street for vibrant Mexican-inspired fare and delicious cocktails. Dishes are made with local ingredients and are perfect for sharing, making Fonda Richmond a top pick for casual group dining before or after an event at the 'G.
14. Garden State Hotel
Make like a bee for multi-level Garden State for easy post-match socialising. Say cheers over pub classics made with local Victorian produce, or catch a dose of European summer at in-house bar Tippy-Tay.
15. Victoria by Farmer's Daughters
Jump from footy field to farm-to-table dining. The star at this Fed Square restaurant is produce sourced from some of Victoria's top farmers and diverse producers. Victoria by Farmer's Daughters serves up a culinary experience to savour.
16. Big Esso by Mabu Mabu
Brighten post-match blues or keep the wins coming at Torres Strait Islander chef Nornie Bero's all-day bar and kitchen. Native ingredients, a delectable seasonal menu designed for sharing, and a brilliant backdrop of artwork by Indigenous artists are all part of the Big Esso by Mabu Mabu dining experience.
The laneway location is just the start of an excellent adventure at Indian-inspired Tonka. Prop up the bar for a drink and share plate if you're feeling easy-breezy, or sit for the full chef's-hatted experience.
18. Fancy Hank's BBQ
Nestled in the heart of Melbourne on bustling Bourke Street, Fancy Hank's is a haven for meat lovers. This beloved barbecue joint has been serving up tasty slow-cooked meats for more than ten years. Feast on sharing platters piled high with smoked free-range meats, including brisket, beef ribs and pulled pork.
19. Cumulus Inc.
Cumulus Inc. has remained a fashionable hub over the years, with its airy, industrial fit-out, top-notch international wine menu and dishes that highlight local produce. Discuss your team's last-minute goal over oysters and a glass of blanc de blanc.
20. Riverland Bar
Set your sights along the Yarra to always-bustling Riverland. Raise a toast in the outdoor urban beer garden year-round, with heaters pumping out warmth in winter. Pizza, burgers, steak and parmas: perfect pre- or post-match nourishment for all kinds of punters.