MELBOURNE | Jin Bar is a Melbourne bar, part of the recently opened Dorsett Melbourne hotel. I was invited in to take a look, as part of a night that I spent staying at the hotel.
Jīn is the standard Chinese word for “gold”, with the bar taking inspiration from Victoria’s 1850s goldrush era. The décor references this with warm, golden lighting, and touches of gold woven throughout the bar’s colour scheme. Deep blues, and natural materials complete the look.
On the menu, it’s a showcase of Victorian producers, brewers, and distillers. There’s the bar’s signature cocktails, along with a selection of classics. Try the ‘Not So Old Fashioned’, featuring whiskey along with fig and cinnamon bitters, smoked at your table with hickory.
Beers and wines are mostly Victorian, with full bottles and numerous options available by the glass.
To eat, it’s small bites like house marinated Mornington olives, and cheese and charcuterie plates. There’s also hot items like parmesan chips, arancini, and Black Angus beef burger.
615 Little Lonsdale Street
Telephone: (03) 9123 4888
Wed – Thu: 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Fri – Sun: 3:00pm to 10:00pm