It wouldn’t be Old Fashioned Week without sinking a couple of smooth Old Fashioneds at one of Melbourne’s swishest bars. Try the Lambic Old Fashioned at Whisky and Alement. The bar specialises in the liquid gold (that is, whisky) and is mixing up an Old Fashioned made from Woodford Reserve bourbon whiskey, framboise lambic reduction, sugar syrup, Peychaud’s bitters and absinthe. Why stop at one? Boilermaker House is using wattleseed and Tokay syrup in its Old Fashioned, while Go Go Bar is adding a dash of honey.
From cobblestone laneways to the ornate architecture of Collins Street’s ‘Paris end’, Melbourne is a city that exudes old-fashioned glamour. We’re always up for a good time from a different time with a stack of local bars, cafés and venues radiating the sort of old-school style that would make Don Draper proud. This Old Fashioned Week (November 1 to 10), celebrate all the elegance of yesteryear with these classically cool Melbourne pastimes.