Concrete Playground

Since opening its doors in August, the venue’s taps have poured over 250 different independent craft brews from across the globe, winning the affections of discerning drinkers the city over. The bar, lounge and pool room have become one of the west’s best-loved new additions.

And their offering has just got even greater, thanks to the launch of Mr West’s next phase: an impressive new onsite bottle shop. This, my friends, is not a place for indecisive drinkers. Alongside a considered rotation of over 300 cold-stored craft beers, there’s a solid selection of over 300 wines, with a focus on natural and minimal intervention drops. Also gracing the shelves, you’ll find more than 150 spirits, including a good representation of homegrown sips and plenty of rare iterations from around the world.

There’ll be even more new tastes to sample by the end of the month, as the Mr West bar unveils its new seasonal cocktail list. Get ready for a mix of revamped classics and Aussie-inspired creations, shining the spotlight on native ingredients like rainforest cherries, blood limes, coastal rosemary, anise myrtle and cinnamon myrtle, as well as local spirits.

Find Mr West Bar & Bottle Shop at 106 Nicholson St, Footscray.

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