The Sand Hill Road boys, the group of four who own the Richmond Club Hotel, Prahran Hotel, Holliava and Post Office Bar Pizza bring us The Bridge Hotel in Richmond.

The refurbished 100-year-old building was given a new look by Justin Northrop of Techne Architects and he achieved his brief – a design vision that balanced simplicity and warmth with the exciting and inspiring – by taking creative license with the notion of laneway and working it into the building. The space uses an existing courtyard within the old structure of the building to create its very own laneway.

With 20 beers on tap (Carlton Draught is the biggest seller), a simple menu and a family-friendly vibe, there’s community written all over The Bridge.