The Classroom is an unexpected time capsule of childhood memories that also slings drinks and serves food. Desks, chairs, tin lunch boxes and a giant blackboard are all part of the school-days theme.
Items for the bar were salvaged from old schools in Perth, Melbourne and even Seattle in the US. Once a man walked in and found his own 50-year-old childhood school suitcase perched on a wall.
The bar’s booze lockers (repurposed school lockers) are filled with spirits and liqueurs. One is a bottle of port given to the bar’s co-owner, Andrew Bennett, by his father on the day Bennett was born. It’s probably the last of its kind, so it stays unopened, just for display.
Some cocktails are classics with a twist, while others bring a science lab feel to the bar using liquid nitrogen. Coffee, wine and beer are also available with an emphasis on a point of difference. Maybe it’s locally produced, limited release or just too damn good to leave off.
The food menu changes regularly, so there’s no chance of boredom in this classroom. $15 School Dinners are available Tuesday to Thursday from 4pm, changing every week. Expect reimagined classics and inventive twists on bygone-era meals.