May 11, 2018
A former bank in St Kilda that’s been turned into a hotel and, to us, that’s a sign of progress. The old bank vault is now a drinking den and you can recline on great soft couches sampling their wide selection of Saint specials, all the time knowing your money is safe with the management. The various cosmopolitans on offer seemed popular with the luscious young Kylie look-alikes we came across, but fruity muddles were also available. Out back is a Balinese (or is it Japanese?) inspired garden, where it’s just fine to lie back in summer, sip a cocktail and pretend you’re Simon Templar. DJs spin cool tunes for a flirty crowd who are far more devil than saint. Banking has never been this much fun.