VIDEO: Union Electric

Usually when there is a bolt of lightning, you are guaranteed mass destruction. However, when this bolt hit Heffernan Lane, a new watering hole called Union Electric Bar, magically appeared. Light bulbs and pineapples abound in this indoor/outdoor space, which boasts one of the most delicious cocktail menus in town, celebrating freshly pressed juices blended with spirits, to produce some truly tempting cocktails. There are also pitchers to share and a nice little range of rum, Japanese whisky and craft beers too.

Located off Chinatown, you can order tasty yum cha tidbits off the menu which will arrive piping hot from New Kum Den next door, including dumplings, spring rolls and chicken ribs, perfect to soak up the copious amounts of alcohol you’ll consume while here. It’s worth noting that this bar is a favourite amongst the hospitality crowd and you’ll find some of Melbourne’s finest bartenders popping in here for drinks at all hours to catch up with manager Huw.

In an 1890’s building which once housed the Union Electric Lighting Company, this place exudes a warmth which has lit up a Melbourne lane way and shows no sign of fading away into the night anytime soon.


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