May 11, 2018
Charlie’s Bar is a chic new-ish addition to the Hardware Lane precinct of Melbourne. Housed in the basement of a converted warehouse, the bar has a modern urban feel with exposed brickwork and smart black and chrome seating. Fringed table lamps and lots of warm wood soften things a bit. Cocktails are grown up and well-executed. We like the sound of the Blood and Sand, with Chivas Regal, cherry liqueur and orange juice, and the Zelda’s Martini, with gin, lime, mint and almond syrup. There’s wide-ranging wine list and some superior bar snacks. Their chocolate brownie with salted caramel sauce is screaming out to be sampled.