From the outside, apart from a few tables out on the footpath, you’d barely even know it was there. But in 2014, we launched our biggest project to date in the space behind the shop.
The bar features 20 taps - usually 18 craft beers, a cider, and our house-mixed Negroni - along with one of the biggest selections of whiskies in Melbourne, some of our favourite wines from the shop by the glass, and a hand-picked selection of small-batch spirits. Not bad for a renovated storeroom.
The philosophy in the bar is the same as the shop. We work hard to showcase the best producers from Australia and all over the world. From stouts to sours, and IPAs to saisons, the taps are rotating constantly, and none of them are under contract, so you won’t ever see anything here from the big boys. With at least one or two tap takeovers a month, even the most hardened beer nuts will usually find something new to try.
Add in regular whisky tastings, occasional food pop-ups, masterclasses with brewers, winemakers, and distillers, and the fact that all of the beers, wines, and ciders in the shop are available to drink on premise, there’s always something happening in the bar, and nobody will ever be stuck for something to drink. And it’s only getting bigger — we’ve got a back deck in the works!
The bar is open seven days a week, all year round, every day except for Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Sunday - Tuesday: 12 - 10pm
Weds - Saturday: 12 - late
Phone: 03 9484 1820
Address: (Rear of) 877 High Street, Thornbury VIC 3071