This one's for lovers and international spies. In a basement below Hardware Lane, the bare bricks and decorative booze bottles play up the clandestine cellar feel. But if you don't feel sufficiently incognito in the alcove seating, there are heavy red curtains you can let down - perfect for canoodling or exchanging sensitive documents. You could choose from the New World wine list, or sink a One Fifty Lashes Pale Ale, but given the atmosphere, it makes more sense to go with the Smiling Assassin, a suitably potent mix of strawberries, vodka and La Fee absinthe. Bar snacks are simple and classic and service is unobtrusive.
- 03 9600 1454
- Prices - Cocktails $14-$32, Beers $6-$18, Wines by the glass $8.50-$16
- Opening Hours - Mon-Sat 5pm-late