Drinkwell has the same focus on quality food and drinks as Bar Liberty does, but the offering outdoors is smaller and more relaxed. Food is limited to a couple of snacks, including house-made French-onion dip with crisps; oysters; and flatbreads with three different toppings – one with fried salami and stracciatella.
Two beers on tap will rotate regularly. There are bottled cocktails made in-house – just a Negroni, Martini and Old Fashioned at this point. The wine list includes two made specifically for drinkwell – a light-red blend from Patrick Sullivan (Gippsland) and a chardonnay made by Tom Belford from Bobar (Yarra Valley).
It’s a pretty small space; it seats 25 to 30 people, with standing room for a few more. But don’t worry if you don’t nab a seat. People have been known to take off their shoes and sit on the grass.
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