Beneath Driver Lane is a new Melbourne bar that’s just opened from Hamish Goonetilleke, the guy behind Fitzroy’s Rum Diary Bar and Rum Diary Spiced Rum.
Set in the basement of Melbourne’s GPO building and entered via Driver Lane, the space once housed a secure, underground vault that was the money order office for the post office.
There’s “deep, driving blues” on the playlist, and they’ve brought on the talented Jonathan Minihan (last seen at The Toff in Town) to develop the cocktail list — expect to see a modern take on classic cocktails appearing on the list.
The list is broken into sections, from Deep & Soulful to Funk & Unique, Upbeat & Groovy, Fresh & Elegant, and Stylish & Elegant — they’ve also got a build your own Martini page in the menu, broken down into a citrus, savoury, or floral matrix, so that guests can easily select their desired spirit, vermouth, and garnish.
Take a look at the cocktail list below — Beneath Driver Lane is open in the basement on Driver Lane, Melbourne, and trades from the afternoon until 3am seven days a week.