Making a list of the places I need to go sometime soon because A) If I don’t then I’ll forget them all soon, and B) I’d rather be writing this than studying for my exams…
So, allons-y! (In no particular order)
1. SisterBella [x]
“Sister Bella is a beautiful little Bar/ Restaurant located at the bottom of Sniders Lane in the city.
The Master of St Jeromes created Sister Bella 5 years ago. It has since become one of Melbourne’s hidden bar scene’s best-kept secrets.
Sister Bella provides support for local Melbourne artists and photographers to show their work in a relaxed environment where people can appreciate local art. It is a great spot to kick it with friends, try some amazing drinks, grab a bite to eat, its a winner for taking a date, enjoy some funky tunes or just find some new rad friends.”
2. Chill On Ice Lounge [x]
“Nothing works up a thirst quite like an Antarctic winter deep in the heart of Melbourne. Enjoy a drink surrounded by more than 50 tonnes of carved ice. Everything within the Ice Lounge is made of ice – from the bar to lean against, the couch to lounge on, even the glass you drink from!
State-of-the-art lighting sets the tone and exquisitely carved ice sculptures provide the cool decor. All the while, you are wrapped snug as a bug in a rug; in ski jackets, gloves and woollen boots we provide. The Ice Lounge is a stunning experience that truly turns a function from memorable into unforgettable.”
3. Ponyfish Island [x]
“When three urban explorers stumbled across a no-man’s land in the heart of the Yarra, they knew they had discovered something special. Surrounded by water on all sides, Ponyfish Island is a haven for wonderers and wanderers.
The island can be found floating under the Pedestrian Bridge, Southbank and is only accessible from stairs descending from above. With thoughtful bites to discover and drinks to savour, Ponyfish Island will become a destination for those who are hungry for something new.”
4. The Butterfly Club [x]
“Welcome to The Butterfly Club, a glorious small theatre and temple of camp kitsch in the heart of Melbourne – here you’ll find an intimate showroom, an award-winning foyer bar, and a truly enormous collection of kitsch. Take a seat in an improbably old armchair, try a sip of your Thai Butterfly, then move to the theatre and forget about the world outside.”
5. Berlin bar [x]
“East meets west at Berlin, where the luxurious and opulent east Germany (white banquettes, crystal curtains, low lighting and throbbing beats) crashes loudly into the west – a punk mix of black steel bunk beds, 80s tabletop video games and scratchy woollen blankets.”