WINE BARS WE ALSO LOVE
It’s a perfect blend of old Melbourne charm and new, exciting wines. Little Andorra is the neighbourhood wine bar we all need. 555 Nicholson St, Carlton North 3054. 03 9042 2255. littleandorra.com.au. Sun-wed 2-11pm; Thu-sat 2pm-1am.
When you’re done drinking in, turn your attention to the wall of takeaway bottles, where gorgeous wine labels present like an art gallery – the Moon has you covered for all things natural and experimental. 28A Stanley St, Collingwood 3066. 03 9089 0239. www. themooninmelbourne.com. Sun-wed noon-10pm; Thu-sat noon-11pm.
KIRK’S WINE BAR
Excellent European wines and simple bistro food make Kirk’s a Hardware Lane institution that’s still kicking goals, and an oasis in the craziness of a CBD weekend. 46 Hardware Ln, Melbourne 3000. 03 9600 4550. www.kirkswinebar.com. Mon-fri 7.30am-11pm; Sat, Sun 9am-11pm.
Fitzroy’s newest wine bar in the leafy backstreets will remind you of summers in Paris with simple food, great wines and calm, easy service. 359 Napier St, Fitzroy 3065. 03 9416 0666. napierquarter.com.au. Sun-thu 7.30am-10pm; Fri, Sat 8am-11pm.