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San Telmo | Melbourne Cocktails
WHO: San Telmo WHAT: Argentinian Cuisine WHERE: 14 Meyers Pl, Melbourne "Patterns, textures, colours and lighting are entirely embracing, as you’d expect from South America. A lovely combination of wood, leather, hide, brick and brass make the place rich, warm and enveloping."
Arbory Bar & Eatery | Melbourne Cocktails
WHO: The Arbory WHAT: Unique and Iconic outdoor bar WHERE: Flinders Street Station, 1 Flinders Walk, Melbourne "Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Yarra, Arboy Bar & Eatery has become a part of the landscape. Through the steel bars of Flinders Street station, activity at Arbory makes the aspect even more dynamic."
House of Maximon | Melbourne Cocktails
WHO: House of Maximon WHAT: Dia des Muertos WHERE: Level 1, 16 Corrs Lane, Melbourne "Tipping the warm, South American style towards danger and intrigue, stunning candelabras made from bones sourced from the Australian desert hang imposingly, with rumour there are human bones within these macabre light pieces."
Less Than Zero | Melbourne Cocktails
WHO: Less Than Zero WHAT: Street Style Bar WHERE: 153 Commercial Road, South Yarra "The warm incandescent lighting, rich colours of the timber and exposed brick, the pool table upstairs, the sense of humour and all the personalised details make the bar feel homey and inviting."
Salona Richmond | Melbourne Cocktails
WHO: Salona :WHAT: Hellenic Food & Drink WHERE: 260A Swan Street, Richmond "With a focus on organic ingredients and as much of it sourced as locally as possible, some of the produce comes out of the personal gardens of family and friends, and the bar sources premium Australian craft spirits."
Pilgrim Bar | Melbourne Cocktails
WHO: Pilgrim Bar WHAT: River-front bar WHERE: Federation Wharf, 15-19 Federation Square "Popping up in 2014, Pilgrim Bar is the fourth of Riverland Group’s five venues. With a penchant for heritage listed buildings, when the space became available, the group could not resist opening a sister venue to its iconic Riverland Bar & Cafe."
Magic Mountain Saloon | Melbourne Cocktails
WHO: Magic Mountain Saloon WHAT: Restaurant/Bar fusion done right! WHERE: 62 Little Collins "This magical wonderland is a journey into light, sound, spaces, colour, movement and textures. It’s a journey that is carried through the entire experience from venue to food and beverage."
The Brass Coq Vietnamese Eatery & Bar | Melbourne Cocktails
WHO: The Brass Coq WHAT: Contemporary Vietnamese WHERE: 470 Little Lonsdale St "A unique little gem tucked in at the legal end of town, The Brass Coq defies the concept we all have of Vietnamese dining. Leave your Victoria Street experience at the door and expect a definite edge."
Thomas Olive | Melbourne Cocktails
WHO: Thomas Olive WHAT: Cosy Bar WHERE: 300 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066 WHY: "Thomas Olive is a cosy bar perched above iconic Smith Street, Collingwood on top of restaurant Saint Crispin. Based on its location alone, I knew that there would be a fascinating story to discover."
The Rum Diary Bar | Melbourne Cocktails
WHO: The Rum Diary Bar WHAT: Rum WHERE: 334 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy WHY: "The Rum Diary Bar came when owner Hamish Goonetilleke was on holiday in Cuba – arguably the rum capital of the World. He fell in love with the place; it’s vibe, the cigars, the waves and the rum."
Francesca’s Bar Northcote | Melbourne Cocktails
WHO: Francesca’s Bar Northcote WHAT: Bar WHERE: 222 High Street, Northcote WHY: "Francesca’s is a place where everyone is welcome and regulars come in to chat to the bartender or make new friends at the bar, earning the hash tag #fransfam. It’s a true local with an old school vibe and the sense of community of a country pub, thanks to Ben."
Piqueos North Carlton | Melbourne Cocktails
WHO: Piqueos WHAT: Restaurant and Bar WHERE: 298 Rathdowne St, Carlton North WHY: "It’s a humble, simple little space that seems to open its arms and hug you in. Brick, copper and timber combinations, large front windows and ample natural light give Piqueos its honest character and charm."
Harley House Picanteria | Melbourne Cocktails
WHO: Harley House WHAT: Chinese-Mexican bar & eatery WHERE: 71 Collins St, Melbourne (Enter from Strachan Lane off Exhibition St) WHY: "Hidden deep in the basement of Harley House, one of Melbourne’s most treasured heritage buildings, this Latin themed laneway bar & arts space is creating quite a buzz amongst the in-the-know."