Camberwell was a dry area up until 2015, requiring local residents to vote and approve liquor licenses. Not surprisingly, the area was starved of good bars for close to 100 years.
Bar None has been a secret refuge for cocktail enthusiasts since 2004. Big comfy couches, tables to gather around and a homey living room feel complete the seating area.
The focus is on table service, and an extensive and creative cocktail list. There are more than 300 spirits on the back bar and the team knows its stuff, so if you’re the kind to veer off-menu, you can order confidently here.
The food menu is brief, consisting of dips, charcuterie platters, bowls of M&Ms and a range of sandwiches. If you need something heartier, head upstairs to East of Everything, which owners Michael and Genevieve Cotter created after a devastating fire. Like their third bar, Fitzroy’s Po' Boy Quarter, it’s all about beer and American food.