Brunswick East home to the best craft beer nooks in the city. Offering a brilliant range of boutique beers sporting differing styles, The Alehouse Project is a good option if you're feeling adventurous in the beer department. Innovative, rare brews like the Scarlet Sour await you here along with a sizable list of local wines and creative cocktails. Drop in to have an all 'round good time!
Indicative of the hip trend in inner Melbourne is Chaise Lounge; a low-lit, retro hideaway that is an 'underground' club in both senses of the word. Beaded dividers separate areas, paraphernalia hangs from the walls and scattered comfortable couches create intimate spaces within the room. The funky decor attracts young urban fringe dwellers that love music. Different genres of music is played all night and Tuesdays feature live jazz. There is no kitchen on site, but snacks such as chips and nuts are available at the bar.
Psychedelic lights, constantly spinning music and the crowds lost to the beats of music of different kinds: that's the kind of mood you'll see when stepping into this uber-cool club. A regular hangout for youngsters considering the number of events that take place here, Brown Alley is one place people never feel like leaving. And they don't have to either, since the club is Melbourne's only 24-hour place! With a capacity for a good crowd of 1200, this club is great for all kinds of private events when hired as a venue. They offer DJ facilities and the restaurant is well-equipped to keep the crowds going before or after a night of dancing.
Eau De Vie is a quaint speakeasy bar that exudes class, sophistication and luxury. They have an extensive whisky and wine menu and they also serve interesting, unique cocktails. The staff here is very attentive and can be relied upon for suggestions. The bar is very popular for their degustation menu. If you're looking for a cocktail bar combined with a chemistry lab, look no further than Eau De Vie
Appropriately located on the AC/DC Lane, Cherry Bar is where all the rock and soul music enthusiasts of Melbourne gather. You can often find renowned rock artists and bands like John Idem, Bill Walsh and others jamming here. Famous Australian bands like Jet and Airbourne have not only performed here but loved the place so much that references can be found in their songs. The bar, with its dimly lit, cozy setup and rock and roll memorabilia is the perfect place to grab an after work drink and listen to some music.
The Corner Hotel has long been a hot spot in Melbourne and is known for bringing great acts to people in a close and intimate setting. There is also a rooftop bar upstairs, if you feel like catching a breath of fresh air. The front bar is popular among visitors. You can roam the Kitchen area as well. The refreshments are greatly appreciated and the music even more.
The Attic is Black Pearl's niche offering for those who prefer to set themselves apart from regular crowd. The Attic has a table service in place, thus ensuring that only limited number of patrons can be seated at any given time. Make a reservation and head here to soak in a memorable experience. Quiet, classy and unique, The Attic impresses you with their sumptuous interior which is dimly lit and mostly accentuated with leather. Cocktails served here are sure to leave a lasting impression your palate; they are crafted with the use of distinctive spirits and made to look quite dramatic.
The Vic Bar is a great place to dance the night away or just huddle up with some friends. This local bar features a warehouse vibe and has a rustic yet elegant touch to it. Get comfortable in the lounge if you wish to catch up with some old pals or head to the dance floor if you wish to immerse yourself in electric music. This place is quite famous for its extensive variety of eclectic cocktails that can be paired with some crunchy or hearty bar snacks. Happy Hours do exist at the bar and DJs are often invited so make sure you visit their social media handles before making a trip. Reservations are recommended for groups.
Storyville is the local's favorite dreamy land-themed pub. The moment you enter the place, you feel as if you have stepped into Alice's wonderland. The walls of this fairy world-themed pub are scribbled with children's tales and fables, making it appear beguiling. Something is arresting in the decor of this pub and you can enjoy a groovy night here. You can spot characters like the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland and Red Riding Hood's basket and the ship from Jack Sparrow down the ceiling. Not only the decor, but the drink menu narrates a fairytale story as it has been so intelligently crafted. The cocktail menu has names like Willy Wonka, through the looking glass, Belle's Rose and Aladdin's magic lamp. You can also find details about these inventive cocktails and the ingredients they contain.