“Hey, we should catch up before Christmas.”
Tanya Simpson of Crazy Tan answers the age old question. Where to go? And more importantly, who to take where?
Here’s how to nail your silly season social life on Chapel Street.
It’s a crazily busy time for everyone so if you’re struggling to fit another night out into your jam packed calendar – or just having an alcohol free day – head to Lucky Penny for brunch or lunch. Everyone in your posse will find something delicious to eat while you swap stories on the crap Kris Kringle gift you got at work. Not only do they have some of the best coffee on Chapel Street, their range of breakfasts, salads and bowls will feed your soul AND your belly. Vegetarians and Vegans will be super happy too. Don’t worry, if you’re up for a few bubbles, they have a full drinks menu.
481 Chapel Street, South Yarra
A relative newbie in High Street, Neptune will become a favourite if you’re looking for a great atmosphere and modern Mediterranean food … not to mention a long list of signature cocktails and classics for you and your bestie to work your way through, whether you like your drinks sweet, sticky or crisp. If cocktails aren’t your thing, they have a great wine and beer list too.
212 High Street, Windsor
If you and your work buddies decide seeing each other daily isn’t enough (or the boss won’t spring for a Christmas party) invite them out for a night of drinks and fun at Two Wrongs. Or maybe try one of their flavoured sodas if you’re looking for a ‘dry’ option. This cool bar has a brilliant atmosphere and if you get bored chatting to Betty the receptionist, you can spend the night people watching – and that’s just the bar staff. Peckish? They have burgers, hotdogs and sides to keep you going all night, thanks to Easey’s. Did someone say Mac’n’Cheese?
637 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Blue lights, blue cocktails, blue everything! This Windsor newcomer is serving Greek dishes with a twist. Keeping true to tradition and keeping up with the ever changing diets of today, Rebel Blue has all the lamb, moussaka and saganaki you’ve ever dreamt of, only the portion sizes won’t knock you out. Neighbours to fusion food supremes, Hawker Hall and Mr Miyagi, this rebel even has Greek san choy bau on the menu. A cheeky tapas style menu with a little something for everyone. P.s. The homemade baklava is a must-try!
127 Chapel Street, Windsor
We all have them. The friend you only catch up because you ‘really should see them”. You hang out a few times a year because you’re both so busy, and although you’re growing apart, it’s still really nice to see them (when you get a chance). Start with a drink and a few nibbles at Roc’s Bar before catching a movie. You can find out what’s happening in their life over an espresso martini, then you you get a little break from talking for the next two hours.
500 Chapel Street, Prahran
If you’re not heading to The G this year and you’re on the hunt for a spot to watch the game with your crew, check out where the beverages will be bottomless, the food will be top notch and the screens will be airing the greatest sport in the world (to some…).
Culinary delights inspired by Latin America, Italy, Mexico, The Middle East and Jane Doe’s older brother have joined the Chapel Street Precinct.
Thankfully the team at Grand Lafayette are masters at Aizuchi: the Japanese art of listening, and as customers have requested more all-you-can-eat, they have delivered. From this month onward, you’re able to indulge in all your Grand Lafayette all-you-can-eat Japanese favourites and $1 beer, from as early as 11am every Saturday and Sunday.
We wanted to unearth the precinct’s most memorable and unique burgers for the ultimate Chapel Precinct burger crawl. Warning: salivation guaranteed.
Had a big night? Mouth as dry as the Sahara desert and stomach shouting ‘f*ck you!’? It’s okay, we understand that on Chapel Street one wine can often turn into many and a couple…
I braved my first Pole Dancing class at Pole Divas Prahran and I was really (dare I say it?) feeling myself. Prepared to feel uncomfortable, thankfully, my awesome older sister was eager (you can see why she’s the oldest) to join me for our first experience with the pole.
Just when you thought living or working in or near Chapel Precinct couldn’t provide any more perks… Grab your housemates and check out these awesome local deals you can nab just for living or working around these parts.
Grab a buddy, a pal, or even a BAE and get your brunch on! Bright, bold & beautiful. A farm to fork mantra sets the tone for the brunch menu, which has everything from fruit filled bircher to scrambled eggs & seaweed.