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.