Level 1, 510 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia
Tel: +61 3 9629 1350
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Tue-Fri 4pm-late, Sat 6pm-late
Style: Lounge bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: Middling
Food: Bar snacks
Images By: diffordsguide.com
Sandwiched unpromisingly above an old-school Aussie hotel bar (a pub with slot machines) and below a place where lonely gentlemen seek the companionship of friendly ladies, sits The Galley Room, a slick, cocktail-led lounge.
The sleek, monochrome space is sub-divided by abacus-styled partitions. And cocktail bartenders in smart white shirts knock out some very impressive drinks from behind the bar, from a list which runs all the way to a 1996 Penfolds Grange at a cool $1450.
Cocktails are classically styled, but there’s plenty of fruity, floral flavours that won’t frighten the livestock, alongside 40-odd rums and an equal number of whiskies.
Drinks like the Mark Twain, a twist on the Rob Roy, with vermouth, bitters, rye and D.O.M., or the Scurvy Wench, a spiced-up, iced-up take on the classic Navy Grog, make The Galley Room well worth braving the neighbours.