We’ve got the lowdown on the some of the best bars to check out this silly season. Visitors come to do their Chrissy shopping, but they always stay for the cocktails! Here’s some of our favourite bars in Chapel Precinct.
After dinner at Hawker Hall, stroll down to Borsch, Vodka & Tears for a nightcap. With over 100 vodkas, there’s something for everyone! Founded by a trio of Polish expats, it’s only right that they offer an assortment of Polish cuisine.
173 Chapel St, Windsor
This one’s a keeper for when it’s time to impress a first date. Like your Mama once said, the way to the heart is through their…. stomach. Ines is the name of a beautiful little lady who lives in Asti, Northern Italy. She is the inspiration behind Ines Wine Bar, whose focus is high quality ingredients and exceptional service.
150 Chapel St, Windsor
With a sleek monochrome design, one-of-a-kind drinks and Tapas style menu, the new cocktail bar Punk Carla has opened on Chapel St, Windsor. Designed with the after-work and pre-dinner drinks crowd in mind, the 170 person venue, which has been completely refurbished as well as extended, features a large outdoor seating area opening up onto Windsor communal carpark. The venue owners took their inspiration from a woman they met many years ago on a wild night out during the European summer. “She was classy, edgy, fun, slightly mysterious, and she said her name was /Punk Carla/,” they said, “Whether she was telling us the truth, we will never know but it stuck with us.”
102 Chapel St, Windsor
Once a furniture store, Morris Jones still holds its 1887 heritage appeal, encapsulated by its wood and brick interior. Sophistication is added through its wine list, fantastic cocktails and a beer garden. If that doesn’t excite you, head Chef Matthew Butcher’s cuisine will!
163 Chapel St, Windsor
If you’re the type to rock Air Max 90s, Yellow Bird the place for you! There’s great music, an affordable menu and an outdoor area that’s great for people watching on a summer’s night!
1/122 Chapel St, Windsor
While the sun sets, refresh yourself with a ‘Netflix & Chill’ cocktail and a D.I.Y starter board!
144 Chapel St, Windsor
Leonards House of Love
If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to come home from skiing on the Alps to a log cabin bar, then pull up your skis because this is the place for you! With a ’70s inspired decor, this funky bar is decked out with timber walls, an open fireplace and stone masonry. You can’t beat their fantastic outdoor area and phenomenal American cuisine.
3 Wilson St, South Yarra
A true prohibition styled bar; draped in wood, knowledgeable bartenders and an impressive back bar, The Woods Of Windsor is for the dignified ladies and gentlemen.
108 Chapel St, Windsor
The name on everybody’s lips at the moment is Mr Miyagi. A new take on traditional Japanese food – with an inspired menu featuring gems like the famous Nori Taco – Mr Miyagi will leave you wanting more. Waiting for a table has never been more fun, with a vibrant atmosphere and impressive bar setting at the back of the restaurant. Certainly what #MRMSAYS goes…
99 Chapel St, Windsor
A fab new bar/bottle-o has landed on the Windsor end of Chapel Street. Named after the bird who, if followed in the desert, will lead you to the nearest watering hole. Galah is championing local produce and low intervention natural wines.
Grab a small batch bottle from the shelves, scurry upstairs and take a sip (or ten) in a high-ceiling warehouse setting. This joint used to be a panel beater’s storage space, but you’d never guess looking at the leather and velvet upholstered booths or the sultry cocktail menu. Sip on an Aussie inspired aperitif – maybe the Outback Sheila (finger lime and saltbush margarita) – then tuck into a cheese platter followed by kangaroo loin for something larger. Plus, there’s resident DJs on the one’s and two’s throughout the week. Get on it guys.
216 High St, Windsor
Look for the American sandwiches and fries shop and enter the fridge… seriously. Jungle Boy is a cool bar that’ll be sure to win you brownie points if you’re taking mates or a date. Start your night off right with their great drinks and cosy atmosphere (or for a late night kick on session!)!
96 Chapel St, Windsor
Imagine multiple world-class restaurants in one Drive-Thru!? “Insane… You spoil me!…This is too much!” …you yell at your screen from your food-less, barren kitchen after a long-day working from your all-but-too-familiar living room. Order direct and collect your bag of yummies from Chaps. Plus, you’ll be supporting local! Need more inspo? Watch the silly ways this guy has gone and done it…
Burn off that Iso Banana Bread! We promise your couch won’t miss you. Chapel Street Precinct’s gyms and fitness studios officially reopened on June 22 for up to 20 people.
Say ‘hello’ to sanitiser stations and single-use menus. On June 1, we joined the rest of Australia by being able to eat & drink inside our famous restaurants, cafes & pubs again (hooray)! See if your local fave has reopened for in-house dining!
Chapel Street Precinct recently unveiled ‘Chapel Innovation’, a hub for opportunity and initiatives for business owners to take part in, plus expert tidbits. This initiative explores the future of Chapel and also highlights some who bravely pivoted over COVID. This campaign is coinciding with the easing of lockdown restrictions to arm businesses with inspo.
Locations of FREE on-street parking and nearly 5500 inexpensive off-street parks in South Yarra, Windsor and Prahran, Chapel Street Precinct.
Bye-bye hairy legs and nasty nails … The world of lash extensions, hair removal, tattoos, tanning and plucking and plumping is back.
Rapid access COVID-19 testing is now available at Prahran Town Hall on Chapel Street. This means our community can be assessed by a health worker quickly & easily. You only need to visit the clinic if you meet the criteria. Drawing by @thatsnotfor.
In Victoria from 11:59 pm on Sun 21 June, the number of visitors you can have at home reduced to five. Restaurants, pubs, community halls, libraries & places of worship stayed at a max of 20 people in any space ’til 12 July. Businesses that opened on Mon 22 June, like those in our fitness sector, did so with a max of 20.