This new bar featured in the recent issue of Australian Bartender
359 Chapel Street
This little Melbourne gem has been drumming up some noise for a few months already and if you’re heading down for a stiff drink then you’re sure to find something that suits. The venue’s soft moody lighting and inviting atmosphere is a good match for the simple interior aesthetic and there are rows of intimate tables, a bar to perch on and an outdoor area set underneath clear skies and street graffiti.
On the drinks list you’ll find sections like, Prohibition Era & Earlier (think Clover Clubs, Negronis and Collins cocktails), Modern Cocktails (such as For the Flappers, Frangelico, Kahlua, lemon, sugar and almond foam) and Martinis, ‘served sweet, dry or perfect’ and using a range of premium gins and vodkas. There is a good selection of spirits on hand, as there is also a good range of beers, half bottles of wine, a heap of Riesling and some tasty European reds to slurp.
Plus, there are some seriously tempting treats on offer if you’re hungry; freshly shucked oysters, salted cod fritters with lime/ cilli mayonnaise, duck and forest mushroom pie and the Speakeasy burger with fat chips are all on the food menu.