Are you in the club…

Posted by on May 28, 2011 in Bars, Dining, Melbourne, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Are you in the club…

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You knew it was coming right? How could I possibly lead you through all of these Offspring locations and not take you the the pub they seem to frequent in just about every episode. The pub that during season one hosted fights, reunions, drunken moments, sober moments, award moments, packed with potential moments, proximity to arson moments, a birth and one of the most horrifyingly funny songs by Eddie Perfect (a six at best).

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…ok that was just a gratuitous Eddie Perfect photo…

During episodes this looks like a quite sleepy local and while busy during episodes never looks packed. TV is misleading. We rocked up to the misleadingly quite looking Union Club Hotel (thus the blog title) on the corner of Gore and Webb, Fitzroy.

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We arrived about 9 on the Saturday and could barely get in the packed venue. People were busy drinking, talking and watching sports and it looked like a lot of fun. If you could find space – not the nicely busy but with a table and chairs pub I had imagined.

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I had one of those moments – the I am old kind – the sort when, while a bar looks great, I really wanted to have a seat and a drink and be able to chatter with the gang without shouting. So I flashed and ran. No, not that sort of flashing.

I hope to head back here again – just perhaps not on the end of a bar crawl. Little did I know however that after realizing that for that evening at least we would not be part of the club how long it would take us to find somewhere just right. We walked up to Gertrude and down to Smith then back up Gertrude and into the city Grid. We tried to get into Cutler & Co (no space), Mess Hall (not quite right for us), Bar Lourhina (no space at all) and settled on the Atrium at Sofitel (will share all in a future blog). Seats, cocktails and the best bathrooms in town. Perfect.

Tomorrow is the final Offspring post and then back to normal!

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Offspring Filming Locations:

OP 1 – Intro and ceramic chair
OP2 – Radio, Gertrude St
OP3 – Madame Sou Sou, Brunswick St
OP4 – St Judes Cellar, Brunswick St
OP5 – Black Cat, Brunswick St
OP6 – The Union Club Hotel, Gore St & Webb St
OP7 – Sonido, Gertrude St

*** I will be doing a Season Two run so dont forget to subscribe to see all the exciting S2 visits!!!

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One Comment

  1. Just came across your blog today. Love it. I’ve been trying to find an Offspring locations blog for a while now. I’m a big fan of the show but as a Sydney sider its harder for me to pin point locations. This is great. My American friend loves the show too and is wanting to do a location tour in Fitzroy when she next visits so this will really come in handy if/when we do go down to Melbourne. Also, I’m writing my Honours thesis on TV and television audiences and how we all interact with our faves shows here and overseas so going out and finding locations is a great at home example of this.

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