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Bank on colourful adventures at this quirky cocktail lounge

The higher you climb, the more you lose track of time at this rainbow-hued, multilevel den. For a three-part adventure, kick things off in the ground-floor sister bar Double Happiness, home to kitsch Chinese paraphernalia and frothy Espresso Martinis. Climb the stairs next door to New Gold’s green room, filled with futuristic installations and intimate nooks shielded by screens. On the top floor, the moody, ruby-hued red level works a cathouse vibe with beaded curtains, paper lanterns and secluded booths that seem to hint that anything goes.

There's an artisanal edge to the cocktails at New Gold Mountain, with fresh herbs, dandelion bitters and mulberry shrubs peppering the menu. Try the El Barbudo, a savoury, earthy assembly of white rum, beetroot grenadine and lime, or the fragrant Love Triangle of vodka, elderflower liqueur, sparkling wine and torched rosemary, which smells so good you’ll want to spritz it on your wrists.

Updated on 4 Dec 2015.

By Sarah Gamboni   |   Photos by Graham Denholm

New Gold Mountain details

21 Liverpool St, Melbourne 3000

Telephone 03 9650 8859

Nearby Stations: Parliament

Price per person including drinks Up to $50

Open Mon-Wed 5pm-1am; Thu 5pm-3am; Fri 5pm-5am; Sat 6pm-5am

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