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Young Hearts

  • Bars
  • Windsor
  1. A table of food including a plate of charcuterie, breadsticks and olives; a bottle of white wine; assorted antipasti, arancini and a small ramekin of white sauce; and the arms and hands of a pair of guests in the background.
    Pete Dillon
  2. The view out of curtain-framed windows from within a dimly lit bar of hexagonal tables, exposed brick walls and leather seating.
    Pete Dillon
  3. The back of a waiter in a red graphic T-shirt taking a plate of food from the kitchen countertop in a dimly lit bar
    Pete Dillon
  4. Glasses of white wine and plates of grilled meat skewers; charcuterie, bread sticks and olives, sandwiches, prawns and more.
    Pete Dillon
  5. Young Hearts sign in the foreground of power lines against the evening sky
    Pete Dillon

Time Out says

This eclectic drinking and dining space features rotating local DJs, kitchen talent, live music and art exhibitions

Newcomer Young Hearts is on a mission to bring together the food, drink, music and art synonymous with Melbourne’s culture.

It’s the vision of restaurateur Nic Coulter (Neptune Food & Wine), who jumped at the chance to revive the recently closed Galah Boozery and create an offering he felt was missing from the Windsor neighbourhood.

“The closure of Galah left a hole in High Street, which we all felt,” says Coulter. “I saw an opportunity to re-inject some new energy into the street… A destination for anybody, any time.”

The spotlight on music and art comes to life through a vinyl DJ console, manoeuvrable circular stage-in-the-round and rotating exhibitions. Ever-evolving, Young Hearts welcomes you in for a drink, groove, chat and play, over plates of what it describes as "food designed for easy listening."

'Live Thursdays' will see some of Melbourne's most prolific jazz and soul artists play at Young Hearts. Occurring every second Thursday, you can expect a diverse cross-section of local talent on stage and on the turntables. 

Bi-annual kitchen residencies hosted by household names and rising culinary stars keep the menu fresh and exciting, while natural and local wines are the focus of the drinks list. It's a treasure chest for those hunting for more interesting drops. A curated selection of cocktails, high-quality spirits and beers are also available.

The space caters for walk-ins, group bookings and private events and functions, including entire venue takeovers.

After more hotspots in Windsor? Check out our Windsor area guide.

Written by
Ruby Kraner-Tucci


216 High St
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Opening hours:
Tues-Sat 5pm-1am
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