Following on from the success of the Broadsheet Cafe in 2011, this year we present The Broadsheet Bar, presented by Schweppes, as part of the 2012 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

In something of a tribute to our city’s bar culture, we have worked to develop the ultimate Melbourne bar, and positioned it centrally on Flinders Lane. We’ve assembled a team of collaborators who are all committed to innovation, quality and consistency. Put simply, we’re working with those who are striving to ensure that Melbourne remains a key player in driving global bar culture.

We’ve invited along our favourite Melbourne cocktail bars that, together, represent a melange of the styles and approaches that define the upper echelon of drinking in the city. Drawing on the likes of The Everleigh, Seamstress, Bar Americano, Der Raum, EDV Melbourne, Bar Ampere, Black Pearl and The Beaufort, we’ll run the full gamut of quality drinking, from the experimental through to time-honoured classics.

If you’re not in a cocktail mood, you can come by and enjoy a gin and tonic or single malt. Whether it’s after work, after dinner or after the theatre, there’ll be something there to suit your taste and mood.

It wouldn’t be a great Melbourne bar without a commitment to highlighting the best local brewers and wine makers. Blackhearts & Sparrows are putting together a wine list that showcases their ability both as curators and purveyors, as well as the strength of our local winemakers. A rotating line-up of local brewers will be supplying the beer, bringing to light the work of some exceptional boutique practitioners we’ve seen pop up across the state.

We’re glad to welcome Schweppes on board as our major partner. They are a natural collaborator in this project, as they have long supported top quality bar culture through their standout range of mixers.

The team from Bright Young Things are our proud catering partner, on hand to provide much needed sustenance to accompany your drink.

The timeless style of Thonet furniture will accentuate the space, while the staff will be dressed head to toe by our friends at Vanishing Elephant.

So drop in for a drink, meet friends after work and come enjoy The Broadsheet Bar with us. We’ll be there for the full 20 days of the festival.

See you there next week.

The Broadsheet Bar
234 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Mon-Sat 4pm-1am