Sleek and minimal at Bonny BarMelbourne, Victoria
Get around this new spot on Brunswick Street brought to Melburnians by Shayne Dixon – he’s a co-owner of Beermash over on Smith Street – and brewer Adam Betts.
They opened this dark and moody spot just before the pando hit, which is not great, especially when the concept is this solid. There are 27 beer taps, but only a dozen are pouring froffs (interesting crafts brews from around the world in case you were wondering).
On the others you’ll find beer-focused cocktails, natural wines and cold-brewed coffee. When we went to press, Ides chef Peter Gunn was rustling up the food – pickled oysters, fried chicken wings, wagyu pies – but the kitchen will be taken over by someone new every three months.
- The swag of craft beers and ales from around the globe (27 beer taps) 12 for beer and the rest are for beer-infused cocktails, natural wine and cold-brew coffee
- Damn fine nosh with a new chef joining the kitchen every three months – try the cashew nuts and pickles, wagyu beef cheek or roasted eggplant curry served with boiled potatoes and pearl-couscous salad
- Are you hip enough for Bonny? Of course you are!
Bonny Bar & Kitchen is located at 177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Take the number 11 West Preston Tram from Collins St, CBD.