Down an alley that leads to a downtown parking structure and behind and unmarked door lies what is perhaps the perfect summation of the modern Australian cocktail bar. Eau de Vie is a serious affair with full table service and a long list of creative and theatrical cocktails that meld classic inspiration with modern technique. Liquid nitrogen mist and huge flames can often be seen rising from behind the bar, but don’t let the scene fool you—these guys are suited and booted like the bartenders of yore and have the banter to match.
Image: Facebook/Eau De Vie Melbourne
- craft cocktails
- bottle service
- bar food
- lots of whiskey