Nasty’s, Thornbury

MELBOURNE | Walking along High Street the other day, I popped my head into a place that I hadn’t been to before, Nasty’s. The person behind the bar boldly said “Are you looking for a drink? Well this is the best bar in Melbourne!”. How could I say no.

While “best” might be somewhat of an over exaggeration, there’s no doubting that Nasty’s is a great bar. Run by former Easey’s bartender Nick Matheson, Nasty’s is a super chill venue. Long and narrow, it gives of Budapest-style ruin bar vibes, with small rooms en route to the rear courtyard filled with upcycled furniture for a share house kind of vibe. Think old Saab car seats turned into couches, ironing boards turned into tables, and skateboard decks turned into side tables.

For drinks, it’s six rotating taps of local craft beers from Melbourne breweries, and a small selection of spirits, ciders, and wines. There’s no cocktail list as such, but staff are happy to whip up the classics if you ask. For food, it’s snacks like cheese toasties and fried chicken.


806 High Street
Victoria 3071

Telephone: n/a
E-mail: [email protected]

Tue- Sun: 4:00pm to 1:00am

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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