MELBOURNE | Lustre Bar has been around for many years, popular for its cozy, laid back atmosphere, and balcony views over Flinders Lane and down Degraves Street. The bar came under new ownership in 2017 when husband and wife duo Adam and Emma Clark took the reigns. They’ve kept what we like about the venue the same while updating some of the more dated aspects of the venue.
The space is still dark, cozy and welcoming, but it’s a bit more open than before, and the drinks and food menu is more enticing than it once was. On Friday nights there’s DJs on the decks and every Sunday there’s live music from up and coming local artists.
There’s a small selection of local wines and beers, but the real focus at Lustre is the cocktails. Dessert cocktails are a particular feature of Lustre and there’s a lot to like. Try the indulgent ‘Chocolate Gold’, with Kahlua, Baileys, Mozart Choc Cream, Chocolate, Milk & Honey, or the ‘Choc Berry’. That one’s a delicious combination of Chambord, raspberry puree, and hot chocolate, served in a cone and topped with cream and smashed Cherry Ripe.
The food menu is small, with bites like arancini, dips, cheese platters, and chocolate brownies.
L1, 252 Flinders Lane
Telephone: (03) 9671 3371
Tue – Wed: 4:00pm to 10:30pm
Thu: 4:00pm to 11:30pm
Fri – Sat: 4:00pm to 1:00am
Sun: 4:00pm to 10:30pm