Melbourne bar House of Correction launches this week

Andy Young, left, with Alex Ross, centre, and David Smillie.

House of Corrections: Andy Young, left, with Alex Ross, centre, and David Smillie.


There’s a new Melbourne bar due to open this week: House of Correction.

Located on Swanston street, in the same building that houses Goldilocks Rooftop Bar, House of Correction is led by ex-Eau de Vie Sydney bartender David Smillie. The venue opens to the public this Thursday.

Expect a rotating menu, with things switching up every four weeks, and an extensive back bar along with a comprehensive selection of beers in the bottle and on tap.

The name of the venue alludes to the somewhat seedier history of the building: it used to house Shaft Cinema, replete with peep shows, and was once a medical supply store, where you could pick ups skeleton when one was required.

House of Correction opens Thursday and trades 4pm to 3am, seven days a week at 234 Swanston Street, Melbourne.

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