Announcing the MICF Drinking & Dining Program - Powered by Liven! 🎉

Liven is joining Melbourne International Comedy Festival as an official partner in 2018 - offering you a supercharged Festival Drinking & Dining Program, with one tap payments and universal rewards at venues included.

Anytime you pay with Liven in the month of March, you’ll be in the running to win Comedy Festival tickets. Watch this space for plenty more fun and giveaways to come!

Here's a little preview of some of our program partners - all accepting LivenPay for the duration of the festival.


Polēpolē + Glamp - 15% Liven Cash
A modern African menu made for hands on sharing, Polēpolē has a focus on bold flavour pairings and game meats. Above Polē, find Glamp - an energic Safari style cocktail bar serving African inspired cocktails and nibbles.


Cabinet Bar and Balcony - 15% Liven Cash
A step above the CBD streets, serving cocktails, tapas and flatbread pizza; with quirky Parisian-style decor and a Swanston St facing balcony.


Mamak - 20% Liven Cash
Award-winning Malaysian! Mamak Melbourne opened it's doors in 2012, bringing the same amazing, authentic taste that the original Sydney stores became renowned for.


Bomba - 15% Liven Cash
Tapas downstairs, rooftop bar five floors up! Bomba promises simple, signature Spanish tapas - and drinks that'll keep you kickin' on for your Comedy Fest night out.


Lello - 15% Liven Cash
Pasta handmade daily, an elegant interior and a carefully selected collection of wine and Italian micro-beers. Lello is modestly magnificent, authentic Italian.


Sarti -15% Liven Cash
Fusing tradional and contemporary Italian cuisine - with a focus on fresh produce, fit with dynamic new flavour combinations.


Izakaya Chuji - 15% Liven Cash
Established in 1989, Izakaya Chuji is one of Australia's oldest authentic Izakaya-style dining experiences. Socialise over share plates, sake and Japanese beer. Casual, comfortable and the perfect fit for your MICF night out.


Kumo Izakaya - 15% Liven Cash
Gourmet Izakaya-style dining, in a sleek Lygon Street location. Allow the in house wine and sake specialists to recommend the best drink to compliment your chosen plates.


Portello Rosso - 15% Liven Cash
A trip to Spain, without the jetlag. Portello Rosso serves seasonal Spanish tapas and sangria; in a space that's gorgeously reminiscent of a dimly lit, rustic wine cellar.


Seamstress - 15% Liven Cash
Dry martinis, seasonal cocktails and a light pan-Asian dinner menu. Housed in a 120 year old former textile factory, Seamstress is inspired by the sounds of jazz & blues. Silk shirt draped ceilings, ornate walls and multiple levels of comfortable seating.


Swiss Club of Victoria - 25% Liven Cash
Founded in 1973, Swiss Club resembles a traditional Swiss “Gaststube” - serving fondue, rösti, and seasonally inspired weekly specials. They'll be playing host to numerous acts throughout the Comedy Festival.


Belleville - 15% Liven Cash
Rotisserie chicken, cocktails, group eats and live beats. Situated in the historic building that was once home to the Globe Hotel.


Gingerboy - 15% Liven Cash
Inspired by buzzing Asian marketplaces - Gingerboy serves up hawker style street food, with customised 'feed me' banquets and amazing cocktails.

New to Liven?

Liven is Melbourne's fastest growing mobile payment platform, where every single time you pay, you earn Liven Cash - our digital currency made for food.

Here's how it works.


  1. Browse the hundreds of restaurants we're partnered with like Roll'd, Sumo Salad, NeNe Chicken, and plenty of local heroes, too.

  2. Head to the counter, and hit 'Pay Now' to process a payment instantly.

  3. Once you've paid, you'll earn 15-25% of what you spent in Liven Cash. Spend it right away at any partner venue, save it up, or donate it to one of Australia's most reputable charities.

Get $10 free Liven Cash!

As part of our partnership with Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we're giving our new users $10 Liven Cash to get started.

Just jump into the app (which will be free forever) and enter the promo code below.

[ MICF10 ]

Click below to download or open Liven!