Richmond is one of Melbourne’s premier places to pick up a drink, and if you’re going for something to sup on of an evening in the eastern end of the Victorian capital, then Bridge Road is going to be one of your top points of call. Bowerbird is a new entry to the cadre of Richmond pubs, but they’re already forging quite the name for themselves, with a menu of libations that takes in craft beers from brewing big hitters like Belgium, Britain, Germany and the USA, wines from closer to home here in Australia and a cocktail menu that features a range of self-devised specialities. They’re perfectly placed for a night out near the MCG, the Hisense Arena or AAMI Park, and can be reached easily from Melbourne city centre by taking the tram to Church Street/Bridge Street. Book a table in advance to ensure that you and your mates get the best seat in the joint.
Great place! Still too new to be able to really say whether I would return. Good range of gins. Food wasn't available when we went only cheese platter.