9 New Melbourne Bars: July 2015

Ezard @ Levantine Hill

Hatted chef Teague Ezard has taken up residence at Levantine Hill Estate’s vineyard. Expect Euro food and much Oz wine. You can even sit in a wine barrel inspired booth! ezard @ Levantine Hill photo by Earl Carter. Coldstream.

Leonard’s House of Love is a new dive bar by the Sweetwater Inn team in the space that was formerly Tryst . Leonard loves a lot of things including but not limited to; Scotch, fried chicken, pool and boot-scooting Bloody Marys. South Yarra.

The Carlton’s ‘The Bar Dream‘ showcases six bars in one. Easiest bar crawl ever! For the next couple of weekends you can find oddities such as deep fried Coca-cola, a room dressed like Edina’s and Patsy’s wet dream and espresso martinis served from mannequin breast. Melbourne CBD.

What a lovely new local watering hole Stray Neighbour is turning out to be. It’s an interesting beer and wine vibe over optional European bites. Preston.

You can now get your Grand Trailer Park Taverna-style boozy milkshake fix out west at Truck Stop Deluxe. Fans of Pawn & Co., Dandenong Pavillion, Jimmy’s Burgers and Easey’s will lap this one up. Werribee.

It’s been quietly humming along for a while now but Brunswick East Wine Store‘s wine bar is now officially open. Thei signature are truffled toasted cheese sandwiches to go along with your glass of vino.  Brunswick East.

Yes, the star of the much-talked-about Lume is their degustation menu. But a place that is this serious abut food has to be just as serious about the drinks that go with them. The bar area does look spectacular. Nick Tesar (ex-Gin palace) is in charge of the cocktails, while Sally Humble (ex-Vue De Monde, Cutler & Co, Circa) dreamed up the wine list. South Melbourne.

What makes a gimlet dysfunctional? Find out at new cocktail lounge Love & Dysfunction. Their drinks lean towards the classics. St Kilda.

Famous New York bar PDT has popped up at The Attic above the Black Pearl for a few days only. However only the lucky few will get to experience it: tickets sold out in mere minutes! A sneak peek saw hot dogs and telephones in reference to crucial details of their Big Apple venue plus a good dose of Bundy as a nod to we locals! Fingers crossed they’ll return soon for another round. Fitzroy.

PDT pops up at Black Pearl's The Attic

Lume restaurant

Truck Stop Deluxe

Leonard's House of Love

The Bar Dream

Stray Neighbour

Brunswick East Wine Shop Wine Bar

Love & Dysfunction

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