Heartbreaker isn’t the kind of place you go to when you’ve got an early morning the next day. You will get swept up in the rock ’n’ roll, flowing shots, beer chasers and party-hard spirit the venue has cultivated over the last few years. Throw in that late-night New York-style slice and you’re in…
More Pat Benatar than Justin Bieber, this is just the kind of heartbreaker you'll make excuses for. Dark and neon-lit, with jukebox and a pool table: it's pure dive bar, amped up with supreme service and libation from The Everleigh crew. Leave wine time and head straight for cocktails, craft and tap…
Premium craft beers, a classic jukebox and delicious bottles cocktails. Open till late.
“Mornane Place has finally borne fruit with the arrival of a very late night bar with some seriously good eats. The midnight spaghetti is no booze-sopping gut-buster – it’s a dainty twirl of rigorously al dente spaghetti capturing a flavour burst of sugo, salty giant capers and sweet basil.”
“The cocktail bar downstairs from the Goldilocks rooftop is just plain-and-simple good. The space has been completely redesigned from its somewhat awkward, fairy tale-themed predecessor. Now when you exit the lift onto level four of the building at 264 Swanston Street you’re funnelled down a hallway panelled in frosted glass. At the end, you’re greeted by a well-dressed host. The long bar has eight of the comfiest stools around; two-person booths run the length of the wall, while the next room holds private six-person booths looking out over the busy street.”
“Mezcal is a dangerous thing. Add tacos and a closing time of 3am, and you’re in for a riotous night. You’ll recognise Bodega Underground from the ominous red neon glow on the corner of Crossley and Little Bourke streets. Venture in and you’ll descend into a basement plastered in posters from the golden age of Mexican cinema – tits, ‘taches and Tecate. The tables and stools are more cantina than bar, and the prime place to be is perched up at the counter.”
“At Good Heavens, the rooftop fit-out takes you out of the Bourke Street bustle and up into its Palm Springs inspired good-vibes. Sit beneath broad blue umbrellas or beside the caged bar while enjoying the American-themed menu with snacks like fried cauliflower with vegan ranch dressing and nachos with brisket mole and queso. While the ten beers on tap are matched by an equally impressive international beer-by-the bottle list, it’s the creative cocktails that people most enjoy while watching the sunset over the city lights from the balcony. During winter, natural gas heaters mounted on the walls and a long electric cylinder ceiling heater over the bar keeps guests warm, and friendly staff dish out blankets to ensure you’re never the slightest bit chilly. Level 2 – 79 Bourke Street ”
“When it comes to sports-watching culinary fare, baked camembert with sourdough isn’t exactly up there with chips and pies in terms of classic footy tucker. It does, however, provide a pleasing break with tradition to delicately apply cheese and quince paste to bread in between bouts of intense game viewing. With a full selection on tap from the on–premise James Squire Brewhouse, the share-plate menu also features local, yet distinctive, choices of crocodile sausage rolls and emu meatballs. ”