Wine, cocktails, and dumplings come to the relaxed end of Lygon Street
Named after Jackie Onassis/Kennedy’s hard-drinking, high stakes gaming father, Bouvier brings a little bit of old-school Americana to Brunswick East. The simple, unfussy black-and-white fitout is reminiscent of the classic drinking haunts you’ll find in any city in America, however the service and drinks list makes this bar distinctly Australian.
You’ll find chardonnay from the Margaret River, riesling from the Clare Valley and zibibbo from McLaren Vale, alongside French, Italian and Spanish drops. Staff here are all about slinging cocktails. Bouvier offers everything from a Pickled Lemon Martini, to a blood orange Margarita, and an Espresso Martini that packs a knockout punch just like its namesake, local boxing great Cocoa Jackson. Bouvier’s food skews bovine, with beef tartare, beef kimchi curry and meatballs.
159 Lygon St
|Opening hours:||Tue-Fri 4pm-late; Sat, Sun noon-late|