Bars

Arcadia in the air…

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Bars, Dining | 3 comments

Arcadia in the air…
When looking for a cheap steak night a few weeks ago, Apple directed us towards the Arcadia Hotel in South Yarra. While the steak surprisingly enough for me vegetarian self wasn't the object we were after somewhere that would feed Mr Meat and Potato and Moss Vegetarian (moi) and this place could do it with ease.   We went after a surprisingly warm day at the beach and climbed the flight of stairs to the packed rooftop bar/bistro air. The Arcadia Hotel (link) is very well pub like and ... Read More

Up to the Aylesbury….

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Bars | 3 comments

Up to the Aylesbury….
The Aylesbury roof top bar magically appeared before us when in need for a drink on Saturday night. Now I can see you arching your brow at that...magically you scoff? Well, when Bean, Dino and I planned to head out for a glass of bubbles to enjoy on a mild but threatening rain Saturday night little did we know how hard it would be to find somewhere that wasn't hosting a private function! After two fails and a little heartbreak on our way to the next on the list we passed the gleaming lights of ... Read More

Wine don't you bank on Bendigo…

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Activities, Bars, Dining | 0 comments

Wine don't you bank on Bendigo…
When looking for a great lunch spot in Bendigo (especially if you are off to an exhibit at the Art Gallery) The Wine Bank on Viewis hard to pass by. Tucked halfway down the hill the gallery resides in this old victorian bank now wine cellar/restaurant/bar was a fantastic recommendation by HD. The gang and I headed up to Bendigo the weekend before Easter for a fantastic day trip to see the Grace Kelly Exhibition and had been trying to find somewhere for lunch beforehand.   The Wine Bank ... Read More

Crossing the Moat…

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 in Bars, Cafe, CBD | 1 comment

Crossing the Moat…
    When a few months ago I heard that the Moat, a new cafe/bar/restaurant, was opening under the State Library in Melbourne I was thrilled. But then I dawdled and delayed and for some reason simply didn't find time to go visit. Silly me. Last Thursday in dire need a glass of bubbles Dino and I headed here for a post work drink and noise catch up. The Moat is located to the side and underneath the State Library near the entrance to the Wheeler Centre. You walk through iron gates, down ... Read More

Hive heard enough Mr…

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Bars, Dining | 0 comments

Hive heard enough Mr…
  On the 40 degree day at the start of the year the girls and I retreated into the air conditioned cocoon of Crown Casino and Mr Hive Kitchen and Bar. Mr Hive Kitchen and Bar is tucked under the Metropol Hotel at one end of the Crown Complex and is one of the new comers to the crown dining scene. The bar and restaurant a meld of lush dark honeycombed wood and broken in to three distinct areas.   At the front is a bar with one large communal table to the side and a lounge/informal ... Read More

Sing me an aria…

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Bars, Cafe | 4 comments

Sing me an aria…
There is just something about getting to take tea in an elegant hotel that makes my world right, so when looking for somewhere to head post silent cinema the Langham and more specifically the Aria Bar and lounge sounded perfect.    Bean, Dino and I headed around Southbank originally looking for a bar and did a quick 180 (a girls perogative I believe) and decided tea was really what we were after (yup – wild child) somewhere serene and lovely and well Langham ish to settle down and have ... Read More