This tiny little bar brings a little bit of Asia and its love of utilising small spaces to Melbourne.
- As long as you can find Liverpool street, you should be able to find it.
- Type: Cocktail Bar
- Food: Nibbles
- Music: House, Lounge, whatever the bar staff feel like.
- Cover: None
For those that haven’t been paying attention thus far, Double Happiness is small, however unlike most applications of this term in reviews, this is a positive, as in this case it relates to terms like cosy, warm, and intimate. Double Happiness doesn’t try to hide its size, rather, it prefers to utilise its space efficiently and effectively with stools and long shared tables rather than sofas and individual seating, which means that when visiting, you meet everyone around you. This is the appeal of the place, it causes visitors to be removed from the usual and experience something a little different.
The bar its self is utilised efficiently, with no actual space for a DJ to fit (or for a dance floor) the bar staff play whatever music they fancy at the time. There is a fireplace against one wall to keep you warm on those cold winters nights too, however once there are a couple of people inside it naturally gets pretty warm anyway.
The Chinese theme is carried through the place with pro People’s Republic posters on the walls, encouraging visitors to strive for the greater good, while the bar offers steamer baskets of Chinese liqueurs, and for those that really want bottles can be purchased and kept behind the bar for later use. If you aren’t that sure about what to have, the bar staff are more than helpful to suggest something from the Chinese influenced menu, that will be certain to hit the spot.
I realise this is a short review, but seriously, I am trying to keep to the theme here. Basically, don’t let its size put you off, Double Happiness is a great place to experience.
+ Well themed and well suited to the building
+ Friendly relaxing environment
- VERY cosy
- Can get VERY busy