Holy Moly

Bars, Pub dining Hawthorn
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Hawthorn’s Untz Untz gets a pizza joint to service post-club cravings

Revellers at Hawthorn's premier nightclub Untz Untz will no longer have to travel far for an after-hours kebab with the launch of Holy Moly. 

Seizing its sacred name and running with it, Holy Moly’s generous space is divided into two main sections – one part diner, the other sports pub – separated by a retro game arcade, pool tables and darkened alcoves. Where one side boasts religious icons, plaid wallpaper and diner seating, the other side worships ideological figures of another ilk: sporting stars.

Wayne Carey’s there, as is Shane Warne. Kobe Bryant’s jersey hangs from the roof beside television screens permanently tuned to sports channels. Here also lies the Holy Moly kitchen who churn out plate-sized pizzas that come via Henry Chan, of Lucky Coq and Bimbo Deluxe fame. Eighteen pizzas are on the menu and they're served fresh until 3am on weekends. Expect the classics (Margherita and Napoletana) to wacky (yes, chicken parma pizza is a thing) as well as vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Prices are reasonable, with the majority of pizzas at the $12 mark. Head over on any given Sunday to see Holy Moly’s Sunday Mass come into full swing with $5 pizzas all day and a $15 Sunday brunch special, which includes a Bloody Mary and a pizza of your choice. The sports bar runs late with classic sporting contests being shown nightly.

The fit-out was designed by club veteran Michael Delaney (whose past projects include Honky Tonks, Sorry Grandma and The Bottom End), with mural artwork by local independent artist Billie Justice Thompson. Cocktails are curated by ex-Black Pearl bartender Jenna Hemsworth and include Bae's Fav (Absolut, blood orange liqueur, raspberry shrub and floss), God Dayum (bourbon, Amaro Nonino, orange, passionfruit, lime and grenadine) and the unfortunately titled Bill Cosby (vodka, Amaretto, Frangelico, lemon and lemon curd). 

Holy Moly’s own coffee and doughnut shop Cop Shop will launch in April, also on street level, brewing coffee, making milkshakes and baking cinnamon, jam and Nutella doughnuts daily. 

By: Rebecca Russo

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Venue name: Holy Moly
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Address: 660a Glenferrie Road
Hawthorn
3122
Opening hours: Mon-Fri Noon-Midnight; Sat, Sun Noon-late

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