You can’t live in Melbourne and not know about Cookie. And if you don’t then you do now. There’s no going back once you’ve climbed the stairs to Level 1 in Curtin House and through the door into this wonderland. A beer hall, eating house and disco, it’s a magical space that does many things and does them well. The walls and shelves are covered with bottles of beautiful alcohol and well-worn children’s books, many of them classics lit gently by flickering candlelight giving this large venue a very cozy feel. It’s like being in the best library ever!
Sit in the restaurant and order amazing Thai food from the extensive menu, grab a few quality craft brews from the equally huge beer list and be a part of the frenetic atmosphere around you. If you’re lucky a table on one of the Juliet balconies may be available and you can sit outside and get a bird’s eye view of the surrounding city. For a slightly more intimate experience, pop around into the back bar and watch the experts craft their cocktails, with Cookie being home to many award winning bartenders over years this place has been in existence.
It’s an institution, a hive of activity, a place where the smells of tasty Asian food waft through the air tantalising your senses and most importantly a bar that prides itself on quality beverages and service. There’s not much more to say. This is Cookie.