MELBOURNE | Caretaker’s Cottage is a Melbourne CBD bar with a name that’s a literal reference to it’s space – a heritage listed 1914 cottage that used to be home to Wesley Place church caretaker.
The tiny bar (or pub if you will), from trio Rob Libecans, Ryan Noreiks and Matt Stirling, makes the best of the cottage’s heritage features to create a cosy, welcoming vibe. Whether you’re enjoying a drink inside, or out the front of the bar, chilling casually on the grass, the atmosphere is more casual house party rather than CBD bar. It also helps that Rob, Ryan, and Matt are super friendly, and make every effort to help guests feel at home.
Behind the bar you’ll find taps pouring Guinness and a rotating selection of Aussie craft beers. There’s a small but quality canned craft beer selection too. There’s a tight, interesting selection of wines available, along with a few classic and house cocktails. Try the “Original Pirate Material”, which blends applejack, whisky, cherry liqueur and absinthe.
Music is albums spinning on vinyl. If you’re hungry, it’s pies from Falco Bakery, smoked-trout dip with crackers, and Welsh rarebit.
139-141 Little Lonsdale Street
Tue – Sat: 4:00pm to 1:00am