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Chiara. Collins Street, Docklands bar

So Chiara – the restaurant – opened a few months ago in modern Italian-by-way-of-New-Yawk style.

The Corretto cocktail. Chiara. Collins Street, Docklands bar

But only now has its bar emerged with a life of its own via a newly burgeoning cocktail menu and barstool-tailored snacks.

The Como by Seaplane cocktail. Chiara. Collins Street, Docklands bar

Alongside a liquid nitrogen tank for rapid cooling of sorbet destined to pimp up Prosecco: flora and fauna have just been introduced.

The Amalfi Smash cocktail. Chiara. Collins Street, Docklands bar

Leafy green things in terracotta pots add life to the space.

The Un-Fashioned cocktail. Chiara. Collins Street, Docklands bar

Plus there’s now a (taxi-dermied) peacock lovingly dubbed ‘Gary’ watching over drinkers.

Chiara. Collins Street, Docklands bar

The revamped chef-led cocktail list still features Italian flavours – prosciutto, chinotto, strega – in drinks like the ballsy smoky “Un-Fashioned” and the sure to be popular coffee-fied “Corretto” served with peanut brittle.

Chiara. Collins Street, Docklands bar

If the drinks aren’t enough of a mouthful for you, Chiara bar’s twice-fried crispy chicken wings and salt and vinegar pork crackling are really worth a nibble.

Chiara. Collins Street, Docklands bar

I hear whispers of extended opening hours during Summer as the later night scene gets more popular, so there’s another reason to venture to Docklands end of town.

Chiara. Collins Street, Docklands bar

Visit Chiara‘s new bar at 705a Collins Street, Docklands.

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