Mr. Wow's Emporium
May 11, 2018
From the guys behind New Gold Mountain, Double Happiness and Lily Blacks, Mr Wow’s is a good time joint, offering quality cocktails, a bocce pitch, a ping pong room, and a pool table. It’s more laid-back and chilled out than its stylish siblings, with as much emphasis on the entertainment element as the drinks. That’s not to say the cocktails aren’t great, they are if perhaps a notch less complex than those on offer at Lily Blacks. Try the Crook the Elbow, a potent concoction of dark rum, orange bitters, apricot brandy and lemon juice. The bar also stocks a range of premium spirits, liqueurs, single malts, house-made bitters and if you fancy a snack, there’s freshly popped popcorn available, free-of-charge, with your choice of salt no less. It’s a warm, brick and wood-filled space. Cocktails are available by the pitcher and the venue boasts large communal tables, which makes it great for a lively night out with friends; there’s a heated, outdoor conservatory area and cosy fireplace for chilly Melbourne nights. The crowd are pleasingly mixed bunch and Lachlan McAllister a consummate host.