Whether it's a night out with the girls, the boys, or date night with the wife or the husband, we all need some time to head out, grab a good meal or grab a drink and enjoy ourselves - sans kids. So call the babysitter - here is Mamma's list of some fav places to come when you are in need of heading out - after dark.
Mamma loves a chilled out local. That’s exactly what Hopheads is - a friendly little bar (bottle shop and tasting room) where you are sure to bump in to some OTHER friendly locals.
This micro brewery in the heart of Footscray (the old Barkly Hotel) is a great spot to meet for a delicious parma, charcuterie board or even just a bowl of delicious wedges - depending on your appetite oh and of course some house brewed beer tasting to go with your food!
Sloth Bar is like a few bars in one! Choose your spot, with the downstairs bar, street side seating, back courtyard or head upstairs to the lounge/couch area, and THEN there’s the balcony! The whole place has a comfortable feel like you are at a friends place for drinks or on busy nights - a cool house party!
Mamma loves the great outdoors….and in this particular instance, it happens to be an OUTDOOR BAR and burger joint. The legends who brought you Back Alley Sally’s and Harry and Larry’s General Store have busted out this gem right out the back of their building.
Well here it is folks - a fantastic pub that is down to earth, family focused and welcoming.
This is a step up from your average pub - the food is EXCELLENT
Yes - tonight Josephine, tonight! Seize the day folks and seize some kid free time to check out this very cool bar
Well this place certainly has everything Mamma loves. It's such a cosy place in the winter with its fireplace and stone walls, and then on nice days there is the great outdoor deck and HUGE expanse of grass AND the old boat & sandpit for the kiddies to play too.
Mamma says never judge a book by it's cover, but in this case, go right ahead! This amazing art deco building hides some treasure in Newport.
Down the alley and up the staircase from uber cool Slice Girls lies a wonderful world of happiness. It's comforting, and warm (sometimes with toasty fire) , and rustic-ly gorgeous and.... just really cool.
Mamma has been to Two Birds a few times and it's about time we let you all in on our fave little spot to grab a relaxed brew and a bite to eat.
This is just what Williamstown needed. A classy place for some drinks and great food with friends after dark and great coffee, brunch, lunch and snacks by day.
This fantastic pub ticks all the boxes - great food, great atmosphere, an outdoor area, fireplace and bar. This old traditional pub in Williamstown has been renovated and in the right way - still with a cool vintage feel but is also stylish and comfortable.
This was the site of an old restaurant and it has now been decked out with a new cool vibe.
A gastro pub with some super style in the heart of Werribee. They have really covered all bases at this great pub - Mamma will cheers to that AND their sunday children’s farm is returning as of January 20!
The Steam Packet in Williamstown is a nice mix of pub and restaurant, it's warm, cosy, has a great menu for kids and big people - with your usual pub grub plus some more fancy options. The service is good and Mamma's crew love the little colouring in sheets and crayons.
Head in for a morning coffee and some brekky and bask in the sunroom, or head in a little later (after 12pm of course...ha) for a sneaky glass of wine and some tasty terrine. Oh, and grab a bottle to take away and enjoy later!
This gorgeous Japanese bar/restaurant is the kind of place for a night out with the girls, or perfect for date night with the better (or worse) half. It definitely feels like a 'city' bar in the best way, to be saved for a special occasion - or maybe just to celebrate getting out of the house!
Well, this place is just amazing. Perched on the Anglesea cliffs in the Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club - with a killer view and a gorgeous coastal fit out is the fabulous eatery - Captain Moonlite.
"This place is soooooooo good!" This is what Mamma says every time we come here. The food is AMAZING, the coffee is like tasty velvet, and the Moroccan fit out is gorgeous.
Quaint, colourful and absolutely delicious. Mexican food is a mamma fave and this place serves up traditional, authentic and flavoursome food.
Is it a little cheesy, of course! But thats the fun - you need to go here ready to have a good time and just go with the flow (pun intended).
Hellenic Republic has quickly become a Westie foodie favourite in the two years it has been here. You are ALWAYS guaranteed a fantastic feed, friendly service and great atmosphere.
This popular restaurant in Footscray is serving some amazing food and every Friday and Saturday - you can enjoy a mixed all you can eat buffet for $18 - it's a great way to try a little of everything and see what your fave dish is.
It's no secret Mamma loves this place, she has shouted it from the mountain tops for over a year now. - and is again here to remind you of this gem we have on our doorstep.
With a fab new cubby and their new summer dinner menu - Mamma says you have to check out The Black Sheep!