New Bars

New Bars

Millswyn/ Bar 132

This latest ‘Gatsby’ like eatery is setting a trend on Melbourne’s ever growing bar and dining scene. The brainchild of young entrepreneur and restaurateur Davis Yu, the Millswyn offers guests a stunning view, a great atmosphere – and if you’re in the know, your own bothy-like hideaway bar inside; Bar 132.


Do you remember the way that Grandma used to spoil you? Well the boys behind new Sydney small bar Grandma’s certainly do and their bar in turn aims to be a home away from home.

Five Bar

This new bar was featured in the March edition of Bartender magazine. 560 Beaufort Street…

Downtown (Below The Commons)

A great new subterranean addition is ready to visit, set beneath the cool sandstone walls of The Commons in Darlinghurst. Downtown is described by the team as a ‘classics bar’ and set in its 160-year-old sandstone larder underneath The Commons dining room, it is hard to argue. ‘Downtown takes you back to the roots of good music and liquor.

Hunky Dory Social Club

Creating quite a frenzy is this little number, a new multi-level venue in the heart of Sydney’s night life area. The Hunky Dory Social Club (HDSC) has been fully refurbished in a 1900s French décor style with vintage chandeliers to boot. Well worn chesterfield sofas to sink into, pressed metal ceilings and a copper finished bar provide a pretty sleek environment to enjoy a classic martini or a longneck of beer.

Naked for Satan

Self described as ‘Melbourne’s newest vodka and Pintxos bar Naked for Satan is shaking up the bar scene with a healthy dose of creativity and style. “Naked For Satan is a Basque style Pintxos and Vodka Bar that serves Pintxos,” says Eddie Crupi.

Avido Restaurant and Wine Garden

The team at Avido began their journey in late 2010, with the aim of bring a ‘new style of culinary service’ to Paddington. The Italian or Spanish translation of Avido is ‘hungry, greedy or thirsty’, and the name is said to reflect their owners desire to offer a place where sharing great food, wine and conversation is easy and fun.

Vessel, Italian

The successes for the Vessel ventures keep coming with their latest opening at the established late night spot – King Street Wharf. Vessel’s Italian phase is set to introduce contemporary Italian style dining to one of the CBD’s bustling financial districts.


This new bar featured in the March edition of Bartender magazine. Gallon 117 Harris St…

The Strawberry Hills Hotel

The last time the Strawberry Hills Hotel (est.1870) had a makeover was in 1921 when Sidney Warden transformed the Surry Hills icon into one hell of a hip watering hole decked out in the latest Art Deco style and catering to jazz aficionados. Ninety years down the track and the Strawberry Hills Hotel has emerged from an 18-month restoration costing six million dollars that is sure to set the historic public house up for another century of trading.