Posts Tagged Charlie’s Bar

Almost regulars @ Charlie’s Bar

“Welcome to Charlie’s and the Mill. You know the drill. Drinks are flowing, crowd is growing, food is tasty, Barman’s not hasty. Drinks are divine, you’re feeling fine. Faces smiling, mobiles dialing. Sit back and relax, enjoy to the max. Time races past, it’s all gone too fast. Feet are fading, friends are waving. Memories of Fun, the nights all done” – Miche 2011

These are not my words, but the words that you read on the first page of the Charlie’s Bar menu. Any bar that has a knack for words is ok by me.

Charlie’s Bar has always been a favourite CDB bar of mine, but I have recently been venturing there more and more.

During Melbourne Food and Wine festival, I was lucky enough to get media tickets to the Snakes and Ladders event. This event saw us attend four bars all in close proximity to each other. Each bar prepared a signature cocktail and signature bar snack to go with it. After attending this event, I was reminded of my love of Charlie’s Bar.

So for those of you who have never been to Charlie’s, it is located beneath The Mill in Hardware lane.

For me it is such a stark contrast to the bustling, loud and often overwhelming atmosphere of Hardware lane. There are dark steps that take you down into a sleek, sexy cocktail lounge. There is a main area near the bar, then a number of private alcoves to find refuge while you enjoy the delicious drinks prepared by the knowledgeable and might I add handsome staff.

Each night has a different special at Charlie’s Bar and Thursday nights are two for one cocktails. This is of course inviting for those of us who are still students.

With a newfound love for gin, this particular evening, I took a liking to the Bramble. This cocktail is a delicious mix of gin, lemon juice, gomme and a touch of crème de mure. I do have to thank one of the bartenders for this recommendation. I told him I liked gin, and a few other flavours and he made me this.

While the two-for-one deal only includes a handful of cocktails, their list is very extensive and you are sure to find something to your liking.

Charlie’s Bar also offer a number of bar snacks made upstairs at The Mill. These include house made bread and dips, Oysters, olives, mini burgers and more similar items.

If you like cocktails and you like cocktail bars, I highly recommend you pay Charlie’s Bar a visit. If you do, kindly pass on that Amy says hi…

*Images Courtesy of Charlie’s Bar

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Drinks with friends @ Charlie’s Bar, Hardware Lane, Melbourne

Friday night and it’s birthday time. The destination…Charlie’s Bar.

Make your way through the bustling street that is Hardware Lane, past the waiters trying to draw you into their restaurant, past the street dining and arrive at the Mill restaurant. Take the dark stairs down into The Mill’s sexy litte brother Charlie’s Bar.

As you arrive you’re met with dark booths and leather couches. There is fabric hanging from the roofs, separating parties from one another and sophisticated wait staff who know what they are talking about.

The cocktail list is long and classic and they taste amazing! The Champagne cocktails are worth the trip.

There is a bar menu of platters and snacks to match.

This is the perfect venue for hushed conversations with friends, after work festivities and cozy late night drinks.

If you’re looking for chic and sexy Charlie is the one for you…

For more information:

Charlie’s Bar

71 Hardware Lane

Melbourne VIC 3001

(03) 9600 1454

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