Jack Charles has the lowdown on the best places to check out, and he would know because he’s #AllBoutIt. Here’s Jack’s top 10 bars on Chapel Street.
“Having lived around Chapel Street over the past 7 years, you really do learn the ins and outs.” Here’s a list of a few of my favs!
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!
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!
While the sun sets, refresh yourself with a ‘Netflix & Chill’ cocktail and a D.I.Y starter board!
7. Two Wrongs
Having just celebrated their first birthday, Two Wrongs is described as “fine diving”. With its Versace cutlery, UV lighting and gloomy candles, you may feel like you’re in Gotham City. The ambiance of the bar reflects its menu – mysterious, creative & cool.
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.
5. 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.
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.
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…
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
1. Jungle Boy
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!)!
Residents and traders of Chapel Precinct are invited to attend our ‘Coffee with a Cop’ morning at Pran Central on Tuesday 7 May (from 10 am to 11 am).
From 29 April to 17 May, BreastScreen Victoria is bringing their pretty in pink high-tech van to Princes Gardens, right near Chapel Off Chapel.
As our favourite city plays host to hundreds of local and international artists, Chapel Precinct’s Chapel Off Chapel and The MC Showroom will help to deliver a stellar line-up of laughs.
A guide to the best street art south of the river… Windsor edition. For simple inspiration, or the perfect Insta selfie backdrop.