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If you’ve ever been to Los Angeles, you may have visited an Eastside neighbourhood called Silver Lake. Known for its bars, restaurants and music scene, there is no shortage of places where people can gather for good food and drinks in an environment comprised of all things hip. Wanting to capture the essence of this and bring it to Chapel St Prahran were brothers Tom & Nick Welch, owners of the successful White Oaks Saloon Bar & Dining, together with partner Byron Barrowclough. At The Silverlake Social, they have created a little bit of Southern California in a tap house focusing on American brews both bottled and on tap, and a cracking list of cocktails, shooters and boilermakers.

Regardless of what you choose to drink, you have to make sure you order some food too. From the totchos to the tostadas, the buffalo wings to the burritos and everything in between, the menu has been seriously considered, with options for carnivores and vegetarians alike.

This is a celebration of the authentic American local. It’s a place to congregate and keep things casual while enjoying some of the best craft products coming out of the US. It may not be California, but if you want to experience the spirit of Silver Lake and you want somewhere social, this is surely the next best thing.

The Silverlake Social
198 Chapel St
9510 2995

Dean Schmideg

A professional photographer and copywriter with an interest in fashion and design, Dean is best known as one of Melbourne’s foodies and coffee obsessed, as well as the co-founder of BAR/D UP, an online video directory of our city’s best bars. He shares the things he eats and drinks, plus his own creations across social media. Dean’s posts celebrate the produce, the people he meets and places he goes to, telling a story with the aim of enticing the reader and bringing people together.

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