MELBOURNE | Sloth Bar is a great spot in Footscray for those looking to hang out somewhere that’s completely unpretentious and just enjoy a good drink with friends. Walk inside and you’ll find a small, dark venue. Bar, a few tables and some stools. Don’t be deceived by the small bar space though, as there’s a lot more to Sloth Bar than meets the eye.
Walk through to the next room and you’ll find a small beer garden strewn with fairy lights and a mish mash of furniture – kind of like a back yard that’s been set up for an impromptu party with friends. Head up the stairs and the various rooms of what we can only assume was a house at one stage feel very much like a house. Think lounge rooms with couches, wallpaper, paintings and the like. Further up is the balcony, which gives a great view of the street life on Barkly Street.
Of course before you’ve decided which of the zones you want to settle in to you’ll want a drink. The bar features a respectable range of wine, spirits and beers. Beer taps feature more mainstream, accessible options while the fridge contains some craftier drops in cans and bottles.
There’s no kitchen here, but you’re allowed to bring in your own food or order in from any one of the many quality nearby restaurants. Music depends on the day. On Tuesday it’s open mic night, Friday & Saturday there’s DJs, and acoustic sessions on Sundays.
202 Barkly Street
Telephone: 0416 808 467
Mon – Thu: 4:00pm to 12:00am
Fri: 4:00pm to 1:00am
Sat: 3:00am to 1:00am
Sun: 2:00pm to 10:00pm