MELBOURNE | Waxflower is a Brunswick wine bar focused on interesting wines where a minimal intervention or natural winemaking approach has been taken. It’s inspired by the casual wine bars of Europe, and the listening bars of Japan.
The inside is small and cozy, with low lighting, booths, wood and other natural materials. The outdoor section at the front is also great, offering heaters and a removable roof for when the weather gets chilly. Gracing the wall is one of the signs that Waxflower is serious about good music – over 3,500 vinyl records owned by DJ and co-owner Jimmy Pham (aka Walter Majik).
Jimmy books local DJs to play music from Tuesday to Sunday, covering a variety of generes including, but not limited to, jazz, downtempo, experimental, psychrock, house, disco, funk, and soul. Custom designed speakers and sound system along with thoughtful sound insulation when the bar was being fitout, means that the music is loud enough to enjoy, without every being disruptive.
If you’re not in the mood for wine, Waxflower also offer coffee, local craft beer on tap, and an assortment of spirits and “classic-y” cocktails. For food, head chef Damon McIvor cooks up an ever changing, seasonally focused, locally sourced Mediterranean menu of delicious things cooked over charcoal. Think pork jowl and king oyster mushroom skewers, grilled octopus with cannellini beans, and asparagus with heritage carrot, watermelon, pea, and sorrel.
153 Weston Street
Tue – Fri: 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Sun: 2:00pm to 11:00pm