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Why We're Now Called Chug


If you’re reading this, we’re now called CHUG. It’s a change that’s been in the works for at least the past year. And it’s incredibly exciting to introduce our new look.

Why did we change it? Well back in November of 2015 ‘The Melbourne Cheapskate’ was born. It’s a name that was descriptive and just a little bit cheeky.

And hey, it worked. We amassed over 30k followers on social media and welcomed 106k users to the website in just the first year. But eventually it had to change. It took too long to type, wasn’t overly memorable and wouldn’t allow us to expand to any city outside of Melbourne.

So that brings us to CHUG.

It short, it’s memorable and sums up what we’re about.

We still allow you to search for Melbourne’s best cheap eats & happy hours. And yes, we still list free comedy and trivia night. Our directory remains the same.

But our mission now is to help you to experience more of Melbourne. Experience more of those beautiful moments with your closest friends, the ones you’ll throwback to for years to come. We want to help you live large; bigger and bolder then ever before.

For over two years we’ve been exploring the city, giving an insider’s opinion on the best venues to visit. And over those two years it’s only become more concrete that Melbourne is one heck of a city.

We love it here, and we look forward to helping you love it even more.

As always, if you ever want to get in touch with (we love hearing from you) emails us at

Here’s to CHUG!

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