How to enjoy summer in Elsternwick Village

How to enjoy summer in Elsternwick Village

It’s the feeling of sun on your face; the endless days of fun and friends; watching the sunset as you enjoy a wonderful meal and a cool drink.

No, we’re not describing a tropical holiday in a far-flung destination – this is Elsternwick Village, and in summer it really comes alive!

Summer is a great time to get out and about and re-engage in fun, and in Elsternwick Village there’s everything you need to embrace the joy of summer, from smile-inducing summer activities to funky bars, to amazing restaurants.

Here’s some summer inspiration.

Head out to dinner with friends

The evenings are staying lighter for longer, so why not get out of the house and enjoy them? And while you’re at it, treat yourself to dinner.

Elsternwick Village has a wide range of dining options to suit every taste and occasion, including casual share plate dining with friends, gourmet dining at acclaimed restaurants, and great quality international fare that is as much about the cultural dining experience as it is about the taste of the food.

Want to try something new? Check out the Thai street food with an Australian twist at Farang Farang, or the authentic Japanese at Bistro Goemon. For a casual burger and fries but with a twist, don’t go past Burger Shurger, and if al fresco is your vibe, grab a deck table at Goat House Cafe Bar Restaurant.

For an Eastern European dinner with a welcoming atmosphere, book your table at Budapest – Hungarian Restaurant and Palinka Bar. Alternatively, take a trip to Vietnam with a visit to Hanoi Hannah which is renowned for their sharing plates – perfect for enjoying with friends.

Discover a new activity

There’s no better way to become inspired or simply inject more fun into your life than trying your hand at something new.

Who knows, you might discover you’re the next Picasso or have hidden gardening talents you never knew you possessed. At the very least, embrace new summer activities and you’ll have a lot of fun finding out.

Feeling artistic? Give pottery a go, with lessons at Ceramiques, or get a group together and bring out your inner artist over drinks at UpVibes Paint and Sip Studio.

If you prefer your summer activities to be a little quieter, consider gardening – you don’t need a big space, just a little imagination. Get everything you need to get started at Crabtree & Weeks and Green Envy. Or you can stretch and relax when you enrol in a short course at Yoga Tree.

There’s a reason why book clubs remain such a popular summer activity. You get to hang with your friends, read books and drink tea! Start your own book club by heading down to Avenue Bookstore for a browse.

Meet up for drinks

Is there any better way to end a long summer’s day than to down a few cold ones at a funky bar as the sun sets? At Elsternwick Village, you’re spoiled for choice.

Bars don’t get cooler than the Indochine-inspired Bang Bang, and Antique Bar will transport you to the roaring 20s era, complete with chaise lounges and intimate candlelight.

Fancy yourself a wine connoisseur? You’ll love the local wines and Victorian spirits at Upstairs Cellar (word to the wise: order the Australian cheese board to accompany your drop).

And if you’re in the mood for a fancy night out, check out Copycat Bar and Restaurant. With its stunning interiors, beautiful food and a sophisticated drinks list, it’s a great place to create special summer memories.

Enjoy a classic night out

Describing a night at Classic Cinemas as ‘a night at the flicks’ is a bit like describing a visit to Buckingham Palace as ‘popping over to Chuck’s house’. Classic Cinemas is a cinema like no other: it is an experience.

Relax and indulge yourself in the stunning architecture and plush surrounds of the cinema, or as the weather warms up, check out the rooftop cinema which features a rooftop bar! Classic Cinema’s rooftop cinema is a great date night option too (think: cuddling under a blanket beneath the starry night).

Upstairs you’ll find Classic Southside, an intimate space that hosts hot nights of jazz, talks from special guests, comedy stand-up nights, and other festivals and special events.

Summer is about embracing life and creating memories, and no matter how you like to spend your summer days and nights, there’s always something wonderful waiting for you in Elsternwick Village.

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