MELBOURNE | Baby Snakes Bar is a Footscray wine bar that eschews expectations about what a wine bar should be. When you step inside, the venue looks nothing like your typical wine bar. It’s bright, it’s fun, there’s lots of colour, and there’s an edge that sets it apart.
Take a look at the wine list, and it’s clear the team know what they are doing. Baby Snakes is owned by Mark Nelson, one of the co-founders of highly regarded wine bars The Moon, and Milton Wine Shop. Managing the venue, and putting together the wine list is wine buyer Rhiannon LaHatte.
The wine list at Baby Snakes changes regularly. It showcases small, local producers, and leans towards minimal intervention drops. It’s a wine list that’s approachable and fun, much like the bar itself. Beyond wine, there’s also local craft beers on tap and in the fridges. There’s also a tight selection of classic and playful cocktails. Think frozen margaritas and mai tais, peanut butter old fashioneds and a boozy white peach iced tea.
If you’re hungry, there’s a small snacks menu featuring bites like smoked almonds, chips, cheese, and charcuterie. You can also order pizzas from Slice Shop downstairs.
There’s DJs playing vinyl on Fridays and Saturdays, and local bands playing chilled sets on Sundays.
Baby Snakes Bar
30 Chambers Street
E-mail: [email protected]
Wed – Fri: 3:00pm to 1:00am
Sat – Sun: 1:00pm to 1:00am