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