Archive for Category: "NIGHT OWL"

Brunswick Green | Brunswick, Melbourne

Brunswick Green | Brunswick, Melbourne

Of all the bars designed around a share-house aesthetic, The Brunswick Green is one of the best in town. The warm and inviting lounge-room feel attracts winter refugees from Brunswick’s dank terrace houses and shoebox flats.

29th Apartment | St Kilda, Melbourne

29th Apartment | St Kilda, Melbourne

A mere babe in the St Kilda bar scene, 29th Apartment doesn’t have to try hard to stand out. A homage to Katishe – a prostitute and artist who went missing in the 1980s – 29th Apartment is a bar, art gallery and lounge room all at once.

Danny’s Takeaway | North Fitzroy, Melbourne

Danny’s Takeaway | North Fitzroy, Melbourne

A first encounter of the fried kind, walking inside Danny’s Takeaway is like entering a classic American drive-in burger joint. The place has been around since 1955 and over time has become a Melbourne institution, focusing on good old-fashioned takeaway grub.

New Guernica | Melbourne

New Guernica | Melbourne

Pablo Picasso’s iconic painting, Guernica, depicted the tragedy of war. Thankfully, Melbourne bar New Guernica isn’t about to plan an attack; it takes inspiration only from Picasso’s cubist* art. Imagine a place of nonlinear gems, hidden themes and concealed wonderment – and some of the best DJ acts and dance events on Melbourne’s club calendar – and you’re heading in the right direction.

Labour in Vain | Melbourne

Labour in Vain | Melbourne

Labour in Vain has been around forever – since 1853 in fact, as the rickety old tables will attest. Apparently a signboard for the joint once portrayed a frustrated white woman labouring – in vain – to scrub the black off a black baby. Across the road, the Perseverance Hotel played one-upmanship: the black baby on their signboard was slowly turning white, thanks to the perseverance of their washer woman. Creepy!