This is a bar for cocktail nerds like me. As soon as you walk in you’ll see a cabinet containing what they claim is one of the largest classic cocktail book selections in the world (which I believe after seeing it) and great cocktails to match – for example, their buttered rum hot toddy was the best I ever had.
Then again, you’d expect no less considering this is the little sister of New York’s Milk and Honey, considered one of the best bars in the world. The décor is straight from the 1920s, with chesterfield sofas, wood panelling, a gramophone, and … well, you get the gist, and the service is friendly. If you go on a Sunday night, you might also catch a small jazz band playing in the corner.
Upstairs, 150-156 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne. See The Everleigh website
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