May 11, 2018
Bearbrass is what Melbourne was once know as before it was known as Melbourne. The bar that now bears (sorry) the name sits near the banks of the Yarra River and has a pleasantly buzzing atmosphere. Inside, the space has an industrial feel with exposed ducts and brushed metal. It could be cold and hard but it’s not and, though compact in size, smart design has made the bar feel airy and spacious. Cocktails are well-executed and inventive, the staff are friendly and the views of the city as night falls are quite, quite something.