St Kilda's barbershop speakeasyMelbourne, Australia
Melbourne is flooded with speakeasy bars hidden behind the city’s buildings. But the Store Room in St Kilda is one tucked-away spot we’re glad we found. Getting into this barbershop-turned-bar is part of the fun. The number two button on an old phone opens the key to the cosy, eclectic cocktail bar furnished with collectables.
Memorabilia, including surfboards, old ladders, oars, vintage mirrors and remote-controlled aeroplanes, is scattered across the walls and ceiling, while the bar is stocked with hand-blown glassware from Mexico. Carrying the Prohibition-style into its cocktail menu, Store Room offers a small wine list and an extensive range of spirits including whiskey, vodka and gin.
- Dialling up a bygone era and entering this hidden speakeasy
- The menu is chock-full of gins, whiskies (including a decent array from Japan), bespoke cocktails and wines
- The swish decor includes stunning marble benches, a 1980s Micky Mouse telephone, and an Arne Jacobsen armchair
- The monthly poker nights and trivia nights
- The food menu is limited, but it’s still tasty