The Best Bars in Carlton
Carlton has changed a fair bit since Jimmy Watson’s first opened in 1935. Stalwart pubs like The John Curtin Hotel and The Lincoln still stand, nodding to the area’s working-class history. The 150-year-old King & Godfree has made the most of its stellar rooftop with the open-air Johnny’s Green Room. And plenty of wine bars have moved in, from the classy establishment Carlton Wine Room to morning-to-night newcomer Sunhands. Today, there’s a drink for just about every punter here, from gin-spiked cocktails by a beloved local distillery to Victorian beers poured at a plant-based pub. These are the best places for a knock-off or nightcap in the area, curated by Broadsheet’s expert food and drink editors.