Bars

If you must keep me waiting…

Posted by on Jan 9, 2012 in Bars | 0 comments

If you must keep me waiting…
  ...then please let it be at The Waiting Room Bar in Crown. I think when I originally heard this bar described as somewhere one might slip into a Cary Grant kind of mood or perhaps find a look a like I know this was a bar I would become friends with. To escape the 40* day on Monday last week the gang an I retreated into the air conditioned Mecca that is Crown for lunch, movie, shopping and drinks. The Waiting Room bar was the perfect place to sip champagne and pretended we were far more ... Read More

Saturday Snap Back – Don't Speak Americano…

Posted by on Nov 26, 2011 in Bars, Saturday Snap Back | 0 comments

Saturday Snap Back – Don't Speak Americano…
When I originally wrote about Bar Americano in June this year it was in it's opening days. Would it work? A tiny tiny lil bar tucked down the kind of alley you are unlikely to stumble down? The answer from Melbourne has been a resounding yes! With imaginative and delicious cocktails this place is almost impossible to get in some evenings (and can have good coffee rushes during the day too). Have you been yet?The SnapBack from June 17th, 2011...But I don't mind stopping there for a drink. Bar Americano, ... Read More

Twitter away to me…

Posted by on Nov 9, 2011 in Activities, Bars, CBD, Events, Melbourne, Theater | 0 comments

Twitter away to me…
MSO, a secret symphony, is there anything more intriguing than a secret? When Bean let me know about a secret event being advertised only across Twitter I was intrigued and quickly began to follow @asecretsymphony part of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) music program. It was so exciting, clues dropped here and there. Where would it be? When? Why...the twitterverse was abuzz.Details slowly began to be shared until we thought we knew it all (lol, how often do we think that hmmm?)The Paris Cat8 ... Read More

Wine dont you try here…

Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Bars, CBD, Melbourne | 0 comments

Wine dont you try here…
Last chance to enter the La Clinica Giveaway! Isn't wine lovely sometimes? After our Melbourne Open House day rambles we headed to the City Wine Shop (think effortless French feeling sophistication - not brown paper bags). It met all our criteria for a MOH drink stop (none of us had been before, seats, alcohol) and was on our way home - perfect.We bypassed the lovely outdoor seating area looking across spring to Parliament House and gardens. We went straight through the front room lined with ... Read More

Follow the north (Fitzroy) star…

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011 in Bars, Dining, Vegetarian | 1 comment

Follow the north (Fitzroy) star…
*don't forget to enter the La Clinica giveaway here*You may recall a few weeks ago that on Census night I introduced you to my "local" (insert disclaimer - this pub, the North Fitzroy Star, is not particularly local but so much do I wish it was that's what Dino, Bean and I have dubbed it) but was more chatty about the census than the wonders of this little pub. Any pub that comes complete with hundreds of the orange backs (the orange and cream penguin paperbacks) and boardgames is automatically a ... Read More

I’m rarely shaken…

Posted by on Aug 22, 2011 in Bars, CBD, Melbourne | 2 comments

I’m rarely shaken…
On Saturday evening, post concert (Beethoven's Ninth) at the town hall we headed to The Westin's Martini Bar for cocktails to celebrate a certain legumes birthday. I may have mentioned this before; I have a thing for hotel bars. I love that they feel so glamourous and International and even more because they are the kind of place you can enjoy a cocktail and still hear your companions speak. Although I grant this is not always a benefit.The bar itself is tucked above City Square, Behind Chanel (sigh) ... Read More