Armed with an iPhone GPS and many eager sets of eyes and after a previous failed attempt, we finally found The Croft Institute – one of Melbourne’s wonderful little hidden bars. Look for the graffiti covered lanes, dirty bins and keep an eye out for a red light at the end of the alleyway. It’s one of the best bars to kick start the night off here since it’s ridiculously difficult to find, but once found, it serves up amazing cocktail concoctions – both delicious and deadly.
The mad science lab themed bar is downstairs filled with bunsen burners, conical flasks and all things related to a highschool science lab, and hospital themed waiting and “hygiene rooms” upstairs are creepy yet quirky. Kicked off two nights of fun here with well mixed long island ice teas and delicious cocktails. No cover charge until 10pm on most nights.
And don’t forgot to check out the toilets, even if you don’t have to go.
The Croft Institute