Acqua e Vino

Cocktails, wine and a good old-fashioned time

This ballroom-come-bar reeks of the prohibition era and one could be forgiven for thinking it a speakeasy a la Boardwalk Empire. When at award-winning Acqua é Vino we say go gangbusters on the cocktails – the Purple Haze is a refreshing sensation of violet scented gin, and the Cognac and Dom Perignon laden I Ain’t No Burnout Sidecar sounds like a Bogart quote and goes down easy. There’s a lot of fruity gear on the list (Malibu and banana liqueur make the odd, worrying appearance) but a martini is pitch perfect and comes with a choice of 12 salty, tangy garnishes. Not into cocktails? Consult the wine list – they call it the Bible and it actually rivals the Yellow Pages in girth. The beer selection is shorter, but sharp as a tack. Potent Belgian La Chouffe shares space on the list with local Cricketer’s Arms and almost-as-local Ranga Red ale. For snacks, a single char-grilled octopus tentacle or dumplings will do for a twosome, but if you’ve got a crew, go large and demand one of their massive platters of cheese, or oysters. Sit back in an ornate antique lounge chair, cross your legs like a lady (even if you’re a dude) and enjoy a little old-fashioned service. You can even book a table and the booze comes to you – what a novel idea. Now, fetch me my slippers.

Looking for pubs in Melbourne? Read our new pubs page.

First published on . Updated on .

By Time Out Melbourne editors   |  

Acqua e Vino details

Address
18a Anderson St

Yarraville 3013

Transport
Nearby Stations: Yarraville

Telephone 03 9687 9006

Price per person including drinks Up to $50

Open Tue-Sat 5pm-late; Sun 4pm-late

Acqua e Vino website

Yarraville area guide

Restaurants near Acqua e Vino

L'uccellino

16m - One of the best wood fired pizza in the west, served up in a ‘Nonna’s...

The Bank

38m - Catering to the season and using local produce, the Bank offers modern...

Java Café

50m - Under the same Art Deco roof as the Sun Theatre , Java was one of the first...

Bars & pubs near Acqua e Vino

Commercial Hotel

734m - Open seven days a week in summer, the Commercial Hotel is filled to the...

Grain and Grape

912m - These guys have you covered for advice, equipment and ingredients for the...

Sabroso

1074m - Meaning Spanish for ‘tasty’, Sabroso is Seddon’s palace of yummy tapas...

Other venues near Acqua e Vino

Plump Organic Grocery

24m - With over 11 years of experience, Plump knows how to do organic. Sourcing...

Marita's of Yarraville

34m - Marita’s of Yarraville have been selling jewellery, clothing and a number...

Village Idiom

52m - It started life in 2000 as a general store, but these days stocks...

Readers' comments, reviews, hints and pictures

Community guidelines

blog comments powered by Disqus
 


© 2007 - 2014 Time Out Group Ltd. All rights reserved. All material on this site is © Time Out.