12:00pm - 1:00am
1 and 2 239 Lonsdale Street Melbourne
(03) 9639 3750

Looming above Section 8 is Ferdydurke, the bar by the same crew (who have since also opened B.East). To find Ferdydurke one must enter an unassuming Tattersalls Lane side door, scale two flights of steps and bravely stare down the many faces painted on the walls. After all that you'll need a drink ... and Ferdydurke will deliver.

The pink-inked drinks' menu reads like an encyclopaedia of classic cocktails. Written in alphabetical order, the range of beverages can be a bit daunting but the knowledgeable staff are more than willing to suggest a cocktail to suit.

The menu isn't as simple as you may think, being that Ferdydurke's only serves hot dogs. The Fred Savage, for example, contains frank, tequila-infused salsa, Jalapeños, cheese and sour cream, while the Paul Newman is made up of frank, spicy cream cheese, chilli jam and spring onion.

The bar itself is perched at the very top of its building, feeling a bit 'New York loft' with the exposed, re-used scaffolding and floating glass windows. And, in case you were wondering, this unique bar is named after a 1937 surrealist novel by the Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz. Just 'cos.




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