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Vince's Bar

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  1. People gathered around a bar with drinks.
    Photograph: Supplied/Vince's Bar
  2. Bartender serving three guests drinks at a dimly lit bar.
    Photograph: Supplied/Vince's Bar
  3. The outdoor patio space at Vince's Bar.
    Photograph: Supplied/Vince's Bar
  4. A lemon-hued cocktail with a block of ice on a wooden table.
    Photograph: Supplied/Vince's Bar
  5. A pair of mortadella tartlets on a paper-lined silver tray.
    Photograph: Supplied/Vince's Bar

Time Out says

Rocco's has opened a new upstairs bar with a cute outdoor patio, funky modern cocktails and an Italian-inspired menu of lip-snacking snacks to match

Bellisima! The team at popular Italian sanga bar Rocco's have quietly opened a new upstairs watering hole, christened Vince's Bar in honour of one of the owner's fathers. Designed to be a casual evening spot for weekend drinks and snacks, the new space boasts a winning cocktail menu and an outdoor patio – perfect for soaking up those moody dusk vibes. 

Compared to downstairs Rocco's, Vince's is a slightly more hushed affair with an intimate wood-panelled bar, a smattering of stools and tables for sharing small bites to eat. Think oysters, mortadella mousse tartlets, salumi and shoestring fries. Italian traditionalists will love the crescentina (fried bread dough) with Cantabrian anchovies, goat ricotta and lemon dust, a classic dish from Modena. 

For drinks, Vince's Bar has curated a small wine list and a selection of classic and modern cocktails that shine the spotlight on Italian ingredients. Try a Vince's Martini, made with grapefruit bitters and a slick of chamomile oil, or a Spaghetti Western No. 2, which combines mezcal, mango, rose vermouth, prosecco and bitters. There's also a Pandan Negroni, dancing with flavours of gin, vermouth and pandan syrup.

Vince's Bar is open from 6pm until late every Friday and Saturday night. Walk-ins are welcome, so grab a friend, take a stroll down Gertrude Street and find a nook upstairs to Spritz the night away.

Looking for something more substantial to eat after hours? Here's our round-up of Melbourne's best late-night dining spots. We've also rounded up a list of Melbourne's best cocktail bars to pop in for pre-drinks. 

Lauren Dinse
Written by
Lauren Dinse


15 Gertrude Street
Opening hours:
Fri-Sat 6pm-late
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