When the sun goes down Melbourne’s quirky themed bars are the place to be. Here are a few of our top suggestions;
Set in an abandoned car park just off Chinatown the small bar offers a grungy, urban feel with reasonable priced drinks.
Your drinks are ordered from the whole cut along the side of a shipping container and you’re seated on stacked wooden palettes. Graffiti art coats the walls and ferns climb over up the fenced walls of the property.
Asian Beer Café
One of the cities most popular themed bars, the Asian Beer Café is where contemporary and traditional clash with themed 1920’s Shanghai décor alongside Pikachu Pokémon toys and a continuous loop of Japanese anime playing on the televisions.
Keeping with the theme, they have a good selection of Asian beers both in bottles and on top with Kirin, Tiger, and Sapporo the most popular.
There are drink specials each night, including $1 champagne on Wednesdays for ladies, 2-for-1 cocktail Sunday’s and $8 jugs of beer.
Be sure to try their $4 pizzas and hawker-style food.
The Croft Institute
Many people are lured to Croft Lane for the graffiti not realising that there’s something more to be found should you arrive at the right time of day.
It’s like walking into a high school chemistry classroom, with beakers, test tubes and event drinks served with syringes.
It may sound a bit over the top but the vibe is fun and relaxed.