Melbourne: Bar Crawl

With a Friday afternoon free of interviews and work, it was only fitting that Freya, Angelo and I explore the bars of Melbourne’s CBD.

We started at Section 8, a bar based out of a shipping container in Chinatown.



Freya and I parked ourselves on one of the packing crates and experimented with a new cider.


The Kelly Brothers sparkling cider is a Victorian local and delicious! It’s very similar to Monteith’s and very easy to drink.


Our next stop was Madame Brussels, a rooftop bar on Bourke St.



We went for a cocktail jug (which I forgot to take a photo of…) – a delicious combination of apple cider, vodka and other things I can’t remember.

The best part? The waiters in their tennis outfits…need I say more?

We then had to bid farewell to Freya (she had a plane to catch!) so Angelo and I went in search of food. We found it at Cookie.


It’s on the bottom floor of Curtin House, which has a very high building to bar ratio (1:6).


The bar has an awesome set-up, and the drinks menu is actually a little ridiculous. Their beer menu was the longest I’d ever seen.


Luckily, there were less choices for food. I went for firecrackers (mainly because I didn’t know what they are). Turns out they look like this!


Angelo got the fish dumplings and by all reports, they were excellent too!

You can visit all the bars, virtually at least, here, here and here.

If you ever find yourself in Melbourne, put all three on your “to-go-to” list. They are worth it!


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