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So Match Bar bit the big one earlier this year, which was a shame. The venture held a sweet spot overlooking the State Library and the drinks were good – something just didn't gel. So now Father’s Office has come along to plug the hole, and the crew behind the venture (who also own Asian Beer Café across the road) have high hopes of succeeding where Match failed.

They're going for a theme that falls somewhere between 1920s American speakeasy and saloon – we’re talking cocktails, custom made vintage fireplaces and bar staff in waistcoats, meets a big open deck lined with branded barrels-turned-tables, massive steaks and Buffalo hot wings.

This is an ambitious project that aims to make the bar more accessible. With DJs planned, a restaurant area (currently catering to lunching suits) and a list of 40 cocktails to back the wine list and ten or so tap beers (pumped out of sweet retro-futuristic brassy tubes) they’ve got a lot on their plates, and we’ll be coming back to see how things roll when the full booze list is on offer. Until then Father’s Office has a lot of potential for big groups looking to take advantage of the sunny deck and half price food and drink specials running from 5-7pm and 8-10pm. Win!

Updated on 25 Aug 2015.

Father's Office details

249 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000

Telephone 03 9825 8999

Nearby Stations: Melbourne Central

Open Mon-Thu 11am-1am; Fri-Sat 11am-3am; Sun 11am-midnight

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