Voting for the Triple J Hottest 100 has officially closed. If you got your votes in on time, great. But if not, that’s completely fine too. We’ll all get to tune in this weekend to count down the best songs that played on Triple J in 2021. If you’re not meeting at a mate’s place this Saturday, there’s plenty of awesome venues around Melbourne throwing events for the Hottest 100 countdown. Grab your friends, sing along to your favourites and have a cheeky boogie (outdoors!) while you’re at it. Most of these parties will start at the same time as the countdown, at 12pm on Saturday January 22. Which one will you go to?
Stretch out on the grassy lawn by the Yarra, relax on a picnic blanket or day bed and enjoy the Hottest 100 countdown. There’s a huge variety of food trucks and pop-up bars to keep you fed, as well as live DJs and bands after the countdown.
Pay $4 at the door to enter, and enjoy the day from 11am to 11pm.Learn more here.
2. Welcome to Thornbury
At this iconic Northcote beer garden, you’ll find drink specials every hour. The countdown party starts at 12pm and will carry on until late in the evening.Find more info here.
3. Top Yard Rooftop
Join the Top Yard Rooftop for their annual party, and celebrate the best tunes of the year. Take in city views from 12pm to 10pm. This event is 18+, and tickets cost $26.91.
Find out more about it by checking out their Facebook event.
4. Deluxe Bar
Head out to Moonee Ponds for this rooftop countdown party. Grab your mates because there will be drink specials on offer, as well as DJs once the countdown is over.
Stay tuned to their Facebook event for updates.
5. Sol & Luna
Join Sol & Luna for this rooftop event in Port Melbourne. Sing along to the music, sip on cocktails, and splash around in their infinity pool. Doors open at 12pm, and if you want to swim, you’ll need to BYO towel and swimsuit. This is an 18+ event, with a Hamptons style dress code.
General admission tickets cost $30 and the pool is accessible until 8pm. Find more information on their Facebook event page.
6. The Ascot Lot
At this massive beer garden in Ascot Vale, there will be heaps of food trucks, hourly drink specials, and prizes for those who guess the top spot on the countdown!
This party will last from 12pm to 10pm. Click here for more details.
7. Colonial Brewing Co
Visit this brewery in Port Melbourne and join them for the Hottest 100 countdown. After the count is over, there will also be DJs to keep the party vibes going. On top of that, the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers will also countdown on the big screen. For every Colonial Brewing Co beer that pools, they’ll shout a free froth to celebrate.
There will also be free snags during the day, as well as a four-hour bottomless drinks package for $80.
Click here for more information.
8. Moon Dog World
Visit Moon Dog World in Preston and join them for the party, starting at 11:30am. Like Colonial Brewing Co, they will also be streaming the GABS Hottest 100 simultaneously.
Entry is free. Click here for more information.
9. Tallboy and Moose
This Preston brewery has got you covered, with bangers over the speakers and beers on tap. On top of streaming the countdown, there will be a Hottest 100 Sweepstake, with prizes to be won, Happy Hour from 12pm to 3pm and plenty of food and drink specials.
Entry is free, and you can register for tickets here.