MELBOURNE | Trouble In Dreams is a Footscray cocktail bar by Aaron Donato (Bar Josephine, Pie Thief) and Chad Parkhill (Eydie’s, Heartattack and Vine). It’s a low lit space, small and cosy with a speakeasy vibe. Dotted across the walls are artworks by local artist Jess Wilson. The theme of the artwork? “Boozy tarot surrealist”. It’s a vibe.
The focus Trouble In Dreams is on cocktails. It’s an impressive menu, featuring classics, house creations, and drinks inspired by cocktails from some of Aaron and Chad’s favourite cocktail bars around the world.
The list rotates regularly. On any given day you might see a drink like “Something Called a Pineapple”, which blends Plantation ‘‘’Stiggins’s Fancy’’’ pineapple rum, Amer Picon, cream sherry, mace, cinnamon, and aromatic bitters; or “Pisco Fig Smash”, a combination of pisco, fresh figs, yellow Chartreuse, lemon and lime juice, and orange bitters.
If you’re not feeling like a cocktail, there’s a tight list of mostly minimal intervention wines, all available by the glass thanks to the venue’s Coravin system. There’s also cheese, charcuterie, and a few other nibbles to satisfy any pangs of hunger you might have.
Trouble In Dreams
297 Barkly Street
Telephone: 0431 711 442
E-mail: [email protected]
Wed – Sun: 5:00pm to 1:00am