22 Jun 2021

After months of lockdown in 2020, and a couple of short stints after the main event, we’re all aware how important it is to get out on the town and socialise. Want to know where to go when it’s time to meet your friends in Whittlesea? Read on.

Dinner and a movie

Whether it’s date night, a day out with friends or a social outing with colleagues, a trip to the movies is always fun. Laugh, cry or scream with your friends as you immerse yourself in the world of film at either Readings Cinema in Epping or Village Cinema at Westfield in Plenty Valley. Afterwards, dissect the plot at one of the nearby cafes, restaurants or bars.

Whether you see a morning movie and want to chat with your friends over brunch or you catch an evening session, Martini and Co has a menu to suit any time of day. From superfoods and salads at lunch to pomegranate and passionfruit cocktails in the evening, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Embrace your inner artists

 Do something different and book a group painting session with the passionate instructors at Brush By The Vines. With a cocktail or two on arrival to help with confidence and inspiration, you will be guided every step of the way as each of you create your own masterpieces. Nothing helps you bond as much as learning a new skill with others. Revisit your school days as you open yourself up to this experience.

Eat, drink and be merry

 Sometimes, a night out on the town is just what the doctor ordered. With so many restaurants to try, you and your mates will have a ball sharing meals and good times.

The Sporting Globe has big screen TVs so you can watch all the exciting sports events with great company. Juicy steaks, burgers and chicken wings sit alongside fresh salad bowls and wraps on the extensive menu. With a range of beers on tap, an appealing cocktail and mocktail list, and a full bar of wines and spirits, the mood is high in this vibrant environment. The sporting Globe has specials every day of the week for you to enjoy.

Share a table with your friends at Kinn Thai and order authentic Thai favourites like noodles, Tom Yum soups and stir fries, to tantalise your taste buds. Feast on plump steamed or fried dumplings at the Shanghai themed Angie’s Dumpling Bar, or explore the Malaysian delicacies such as curry laksa, Hainanese chicken, mee goreng and nasi lemak at the cheerful ATAS in the outdoor dining precinct.

Get back out on the dancefloor

Find live music, DJs and great tunes at Zait Lounge and Bar where the focus of the venue is your entertainment and your happiness. Cover bands, live mic nights, and themed events make this THE place to be when you want to hang out with friends and strut your stuff on a dancefloor. The menu has a selection of Lebanese favourites like halloumi and spinach pies (fatayer), as well as steak, parmas, risotto and modern Australian treats. Get ready to let your hair down, seven days a week.