Around The World With Paul and Jose: Cocktails in Melbourne


Full disclosure: This is Sydney but it’s a hot pic
Full disclosure: This is Sydney but it’s a hot pic

ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Paul Teixeira and his partner Jose are in the midst of an 87-day global gay adventure. He agreed to document his trip here with highlights from many destinations around the world. In his own words:

Cocktails in Melbourne

To add some more fun to the ManAboutWorld Novermber 2012 Melbourne long weekend suggestions, we sampled a bunch of gay operated and friendly high end cocktail bars in the central business district. These will wet your palette and are a brilliant place to meet someone. There is a large amount of these themed prohibition style bars and lounges in the area and they all have a different ambiance and cocktail assortment to offer. They are open late on most nights and they make quality carefully mixed and innovative cocktails you’ll want to sip all night long while socializing. Some offer small bites as well in case you need something sweet or salty to go along with your drink.

Lily Black’s – They claim to have the largest working bitters collection in the world and thus offer up some very unique and well balanced cocktails.  The dim lit classic style venue is large and has couches, high tables, and bar seating.

Madame Brussels – A retro style tennis club theme with heated a roof top bar and servers wearing short tennis shorts and polo shirts. Their drink menu offers Jugs of cocktails that are twists on classics for 1,2 or 3 people. They also have wine, beer, and bites to eat.

Bar Ampere – Designed with and old school electric house factory theme, this inviting venue offers inside and outside seating as well as savory and sweet drinks.

Self Preservation – The most food available in the bunch, this place has a super friendly gay staff with a high quality wine list as well as coffee available. It’s a social but quiet atmosphere. Something saved best for the early evening before dinner.

Published by edsalvato

Educator, marketing, communications and travel safety expert; LGBTQ Pavilion at the New York Times Travel Show; public speaker; expert panel organizer and moderator

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