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.
OneSixOne are now taking bookings! Their rooftop and downstairs bar will be open from 6pm until late, all week long. Enjoy cocktails, wine, good company and great music. They’ll also be live streaming at the same time so music and entertainment will be broadcasted across all the big screens across the venue. Word is, their staff have put together a great list of beverages to welcome you back with too. For more information and bookings email Jay Ramon at email@example.com or phone (03) 9533 8433.
161 High St, Prahran
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
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
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 is for the dignified ladies and gentlemen.
108 Chapel St, Windsor
Hoo Haa provides a space where you can go and eat great food in a casual environment and end up kicking on ’til 2 am in the morning. Enjoy DJ’s with your friends, hidden away from the crowds and doors of Chapel Street’s main drag.
105 Chapel St, Windsor (Upstairs)
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
Check out the below map for more Chapel Street Precinct spots to enjoy a drink or two.
We’re celebrating the January public holiday by lapping up all the things we missed the most during lockdown – live music, world-class food and drink and being in the company of the people we love. All whilst being grateful to live in this prosperous country. Following a harrowing last year, heading out to give your favourite locals some love this Australia Day has never been more important. However you observe your day off this year, Chapel Street Precinct’s restaurants, bars and cafes would love to raise a glass with you.
Grab your mates, pull up a deckchair, slap on some sunscreen and watch the Channel 9 tennis live broadcast on a 10 metre mega screen in Prahran Square from 16 to 21 February 2021.
Check out who’s joined the vibrant corridor that is Chapel Street Precinct. We got some new friends in town last year and we’re giving them an extra big shout out for bravely swinging their doors open during what was an incredibly tumultuous time.
The days of living lacklustre lives in our residential boxes are (thankfully and hopefully) over. While our newfound freedom is oh-so-sweet, it feels like mere months ago that we were hanging out for the day when we could look back and laugh about the perils of lockdown. This is that day. Get an eyeful of some long-gone and relatable iso moments below. Today, getting off your couch means going further than the fridge and back to Chaps.
“Arrivederci Italy, Ciao Chapel Street!” Much loved radio personality and comedian Kate Langbroek has returned from Italy to rediscover her one true amore, Melbourne’s iconic Chapel Street Precinct, which has seen a post lockdown renaissance of booming business over summer. Langbroek has stitched the words ‘Support Local’ on her sleeve, making unexpected visits to many Chapel Street Precinct businesses.
Right now, it’s black and white. Please support your local faves now or they may not be around for much longer. We know this time is strained for almost everyone, so when it comes to buying food, clothes or any shopping you need doing, just think TWO WORDS. SUPPORT LOCAL. With your support, they’ll get through this. It’s now or never.
Now that the afternoons and evenings have heated up and we’ve shredded our iso grumps, it’s time for summer afternoons and glasses of wine in the sunshine. Luckily for ya’ll, we know the outdoor dining and beer garden hot spots, where the drinks and meals are tasty and good times ensue.
Prahran Square is the City of Stonnington’s transformation of the old Cato Street car park in Prahran into a 10,000 square metre urban parkland above a 500 bay underground car park. Click image to see what’s happening in The Square this summer.