Over on Smith Street, stylish industrial decor and an impeccable cocktail list come together to create one of Fitzroy’s hippest hangouts: Habitat Lounge. Make a reservation at this sleek Melbourne bar and beer garden and indulge in their range of experimental cocktails, craft beers and French ciders. Also on the menu is a range of bar food made to be shared – but so delicious that you probably won’t want to.
Decorated with exposed brickwork and lightboxes filled with illuminated taxidermied moths, this candlelit bar’s interior is both elegant and edgy, attracting Melbourne’s most fashionable. While Habitat Lounge’s aesthetic may drawn in the crowds, the cocktail menu is what really impresses. On the extensive list you will find all of the classics – from Singapore slings to mojitos, together with Habitat Lounge’s own more avant-garde concoctions such as the Tobacco Leaf – tobacco liquor mixed with Monkey Shoulder whisky, and a salted caramel margarita – a blend of Espolon Reposado, caramel and citrus, topped with some homemade salted caramel.
Although the cocktail menu may be the star of the show here, you will also find a range of food made to share. A more gourmet update on typical bar food, you will find dishes such as buffalo wings with a blue cheese sauce, sautéed chorizo and Coney Island chilli fries, alongside a selection of pizzas and desserts. Whether it is for a date or after work drinks in Fitzroy, this trendy Smith Street hangout is a popular choice so book a table in advance!