Victoria was hit with the devastating news last night that it would be subjected to its fifth lockdown since March last year.

The circuit-breaker lockdown began at 11:59pm yesterday, and is currently set to end at 11:59pm on Thursday 20 July.

There are only five reasons for Victorians to leave their homes, four of which are well-known – essential shopping; approved work; exercise with a two-hour limit with one other person; medical and caregiving reasons; and to get vaccinated.

Here’s how you can help some of Victoria’s venues:

  • Above Board – takeaway cocktails available for pick-up.
  • Arbory Afloat – has had to close but the Arbory Afloat x Four Pillars Beach House Gin still available for purchase
  • Bad Frankie – gift vouchers available.
  • Bar Americano – a range of bottled cocktails available nationwide
  • Bar Liberty – gift vouchers available
  • Beneath Driver Lane – a range of bottled cocktails available nationwide
  • Black Pearl – a range of bottled cocktails and gift vouchers available nationwide
  • Byrdi – a range of bottled cocktails and spirits available nationwide
  • Ends and Means – canned cocktails available, merch coming soon
  • Grosvenor Hotel – offering takeaway food and drinks
  • Hospo Threads – sells Merch and lists venues across Australia, including plenty in Melbourne
  • Hotel Brighton – open for takeaway lunch, dinner and drinks
  • Mejico – meal boxes and Margaritas available with a range of delicious extras
  • Mr West – the Footscray bar and bottle shop has beer, wine and cocktails available for delivery nationally.
  • Old Palm Liquor – food delivery available locally, wine delivery nationwide, vouchers also available.
  • Romeo Lane – packaged cocktails and gift vouchers
  • Tan Track Bar – offering coffee, cocktails and food.
  • True South Black Rock – open for takeaway lunch, dinner and cocktails.
  • The Deck Brighton – open for takeaway coffee, breakfast and lunch.
  • The Everleigh Bottling Co – bottled cocktails, gift sets and cocktail glassware.
  • The Moon – wine delivery and vouchers available.
  • Sandbar Beach Cafe – open for takeaway coffee, breakfast, lunch and cocktails.
  • Union Electric – coffee, beer, wine and spritz available from sister venue, Bell St Coffee and Spritz in Fitzroy
  • Urban Alley Brewery – National delivery of beer, hard seltzer, merchandise and hand sanitiser. Gift vouchers are also available.
  • Whisky and Alement – Drams, spirits, Boilermakers, gift packs and vouchers

We understand this is not a complete list, so if your venue is offering any kind of special packages, deliveries, take-away, virtual events that you want to share, please email: and we’ll add you to this list.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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