Is it a romantic idea for a Melbourne bar to serve exclusively Victorian craft beer, local spirits, sustainable wines and predominantly organic Victorian produce deep into the night? Not if you ask the folks at Lygon Street newcomer Bar Romantica. This thoughtful late-nighter makes the likes of kangaroo tartare and Jean Foillard Côte du Py at 4am, all with a side of cool, its business. On tap is an impressive line-up that might include Collingwood’s Stomping Ground, Alphington’s La Sirène or a smoked porter by Cheltenham’s Wolf of the Willows.
What to order: Crudités with smoked cashew butter
– and just about anything on the wine list.