The Barber Shop
We've seen bars in record stores, bars in shirt shops and bars in laundromats - why not a bar in a barber shop? Brought to you by Mike Enright (ex-Merivale), The Barber Shop features a functioning barber shop with an attached tavern.
Climb the steps past the barber shop and you'll find yourself in a large room housing an elegant long bar covered with white tiles. Tables and chairs sit atop concrete floors and tea light candles flicker through the murky light. There's an outdoor area out back. It's a pleasant spot, made so by dangling plants and funky old stools. And if the laneway looks familiar, that's because it's also home to The Baxter Inn.
To drink, there's a good list of Australian beers featuring the likes of Little Creatures, White Rabbit and Young Henrys. The wine list is heavy on the South Oz and French drops and is well worth looking in to; as is their gin collection. Cocktail-wise, a London Rattlesnake with gin, sherry, lemon, honey and fennel seed, cinnamon and White Cargo with gin, pinot grigio and vanilla icecream.