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The Rooks Return

Bars Fitzroy
4 out of 5 stars
 (Photograph: Graham Denholm)
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Photograph: Graham Denholm
 (Photograph: Graham Denholm)
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Photograph: Graham Denholm
 (Photograph: Graham Denholm)
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Photograph: Graham Denholm
 (Photograph: Graham Denholm)
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Photograph: Graham Denholm
 (Photograph: Graham Denholm)
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Photograph: Graham Denholm
 (Photograph: Graham Denholm)
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Photograph: Graham Denholm
 (Photograph: Graham Denholm)
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Photograph: Graham Denholm

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

This nostalgic spot serves up cocktails, craft brews and all that jazz

The bartenders at the Rooks Return are putting Melbourne bar staff on notice. The new gold standard is introducing yourself by name. And what a difference a warm welcome makes in a neighbourhood known for often taking the slacker vibe too far. There’s a courtyard out back, but the indoor space is where it’s at thanks to a small stage where jazz hepcats and bluegrass outfits do their thing.

The wine list is all-Australian (except for a ring-in from Argentina). Beer favours craft brews like the Feral Brewing Company Hop Hog Pale Ale and a highly drinkable lager from Forrest Brewing Company. All the usual cocktail suspects are represented plus nine inventive creations. The simple combination of tequila, Aperol and mint makes Vote for Pedro a crowd pleaser while coffee, fernet, orgeat and sloe gin make the Branca 43 a more challenging (yet rewarding) proposition for discerning drinkers.

Read the Untold story of the Rooks Return.


This venue welcomes American Express

 

 

By: Jo Stewart

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Address: 201 Brunswick St
Fitzroy
Melbourne
3065
Contact:
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-1am; Sat, Sun 1pm-1am

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