Melbourne’s Best Bars – Berlin Bar – Review

Have your identification papers at the ready! 

Berlin Bar is one particular of people hidden treasures, waiting patiently to be found by the masses. Decadently fitted out, Berlin Bar exudes the imaginative type and prowess that set Melbourne’s wonderful cocktail bars apart. And the greatest component is it’s truly two bars in one! 

The Berlin Bar transports you proper to into the heart of 1960’s Berlin just follow the cobblestone alleyway up Corrs, slip by means of the red-oak door and up two flights of dimly lit stairs, past the burlesque bar on the landing. Right here you will be greeted by a locked iron cast door. Press the buzzer and wait – a employees member will be with you shortly to confirm your credentials and lead you in to the sophisticated West Berlin parlor, replete with white and brown leather upholstery. 

If thats not to your fancy then you may well try out sneaking more than the border, via Checkpoint Charlie and in to an East Berlin bunker. 

Right here you can sit by your quite personal piece of the Berlin wall, in which ammunition crates and even a bathtub – you read through that right – exchange the need for standard tables. 

The bar is generously stocked with all the usuals as effectively as some extremely uncommon imported drinks. There is a hugely customized cocktail menu on supply, with a host of unique concoctions and, at $ twenty every, you’d count on absolutely nothing significantly less. Beers, wines and spirits are a touch on the costly side, but its crucial to remember this bar provides table support and only admits a relatively modest variety of patrons at as soon as.So at least you will not want to wait in line for a drink. 

Although Berlin Bar has a broad appeal to several, its pricing tends to exclude the younger crowd. Most Berliners are mid-20’s or later with just a hint of pompous sophistication. 

As a ultimate touch, suspended above the staircase entrance, a red-light signal reads “Ich bin ein Berliner,” President Kennedy’s infamous gaffe the place he proclaimed himself to be a jam doughnut, rather than a citizen of Berlin. And who knows? With all the alcoholic goodies on provide here, you as well, may possibly be speaking in tongues by the night’s finish. Bookings crucial.

By Joel Kennedy for Melbourne Bars and Function Rooms