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.

Vanessa Cavasinni

Vanessa Cavasinni is the managing editor of Australian Hotelier and Club Management, trade publications for the pub and club sectors respectively. Vanessa has been at the helm of Australian Hotelier since...

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