Unlike Hell, this place is small cozy bar off Centre Place that isn’t too hot or unwelcoming. A great place to hang out after work or dinner to unwind and keep warm during winter.
- Located on the iconic lane Centre Pl, the entrance can be hard to spot during business hours. However once most stores have shut up shop you shouldn’t have too much of a trouble. Look for a ‘Hells’ sign and a doorway leading to a staircase.
- Type: Bar/Lounge
- Food: Wasabi peas to snack on
- Music: Background lounge music
- Cover: None
Oddly enough when looking for the entrance to a kitchen for hell, you find a staircase up to the first floor. You will also notice that the Hell’s Kitchen far from resembles its namesake. This is because the bar is not named after the place the devil cooks his meals but after a nickname for a historically rough neighbourhood of Manhattan, New York. While not a large bar it makes up for it with its warmth and a feeling of being in old saloon in the big apple. This can lead to trouble finding a seat when it is busiest for the after work crowd.
Looking out over the lane you will be able to choose to sip on a range of beers and spirits, however the draw card is the infused vodkas done so in house. Going with the theme of the name maybe a chilli infused vodka should be selected to warm you up some more. Hell’s Kitchen is well suited to catching up with friends while it is raining outside as the place makes it easy to feel snug and comfortable so that before you know it its time to go.
The bar’s location and atmosphere is well suited to being a starting place after work or after dinner and its location off Flinders Lane is a good platform for visiting other venues if you’re bar hopping.
A small cozy bar down a lane way? This bar is iconic Melbourne and a great place to check out when visiting the CBD’s nightlife for the first time or as a place to unwind for Friday night drinks after work.
+ Intimate setting
+ Great location
+ Unique vodkas
- Too small for large groups
- Not much of a snack selection