In the latter 1800’s, down a dark Melbourne alley, there once was an infamous hospitality venue. How it was frowned upon during daylight hours, yet frequented by all kinds at night and adopted the title “Gin Palace”.
And from here the years rolled by and right on the cusp of Melbourne’s lane way revolution along came the entrepreneurial Mr Vernon Chalker – famously one of Melbourne’s most indulgent hosts. Established in 1997, Gin Palace was among the pioneers of Melbourne’s bar renaissance and years ahead of the gin curve. From a simple, classic Gin Rickey to complex contemporary cocktails, there’s still no better place to play with this beguiling spirit. The decor leans toward Great Gatsby glamour and it’s known for it’s attentive, knowledgable staff.
True to its proud history, The Gin Palace has housed innumerable gatherings where hilarity and immoderate behaviour have reigned, with completely ridiculous consequences. Suffice to say, the establishment has been a bashful recipient of multitudinous awards, and has earned legendary status amongst the world’s best bars.