A St Kilda haunt with heritage and a helluvalot going on
Opening its doors in 1989, Dogs Bar claims stake to being one of the first real ‘wine bars’ you could find in Melbourne at that time. Owner Donleavy Fitzpatrick then went on to develop the old George Hotel and the rest is St Kilda history. Now a burgeoning arts hub, Dogs Bar hosts hundreds of live music, cabaret, storytelling, film, burlesque, poetry and visual arts events every year. It’s still a functioning wine bar though, where you can drop in and sip wine in a casual setting and order from a Mediterranean-inspired menu.