NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER’S ATTIC

Sometimes I write for other websites about Melbourne.
The Attic originally appeared on Weekend Notes: Melbourne: www.weekendnotes.com/the-attic-bar/

Melbourne would have to be one of the few cities where it’s easy to wander into a bar and accidentally end up in another one entirely. Not that anyone’s complaining if the other bar is as good as The Attic.

A planned visit to The Black Pearl on Brunswick Street and a curious climb up the back stairs led us into The Attic, the more subdued sister to its popular sibling downstairs.

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The Attic has the feel of your grandfather’s attic with craypots hanging from the ceiling and knick-knacks, picture frames and glass bottles covering the walls – that is assuming your grandfather grew up in the Deep South, as with drinks like ‘Tennessee Safe Kicker’ and ‘The GFC Cocktail’ the bar has the laid-back vibe of a New Orleans speakeasy.

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Unlike The Black Pearl, it’s strictly table service and the attentive staff are more than happy to help you choose amongst the delicious in-house creations. The cocktails aren’t cheap but worth every penny and if they’re not your thing there’s an excellent wine and beer list to choose from.

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We snagged a table for seven after only a five minute wait and sipped our drinks under the bar’s large bay window overlooking Brunswick Street – a perfect spot for people watching.

The bar also offers a short but well-thought out food menu if you’re feeling a little peckish.

If you’re looking for a post-work or post-dinner drink (or three) you can’t go wrong at The Attic.

Why? One of the best undiscovered bars on Brunswick Street
When: 7pm-3am, Thursdays to Sundays
Phone: 0488304304
Where: Above The Black Pearl, 304 Brunswick Street Fitzroy
Cost: Mid-range, cocktails around $20

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