I'm a Freelance Writer living in Bayside Melbourne. A Mother of two young children, so therefore also a coffee addict. Feel free to check out my website www.familydaytrippers.com and like my Facebook page Family Day Trippers.
I recently visited Morris Jones Cocktail bar in Chapel Street.
This was the first time I had ventured to Chapel Street in at least 5 years.
Being in my mid 30s and the mother or 2 young children, this isn't what I would usually do on a Saturday night. However, it was for a girls' night out and we were excited to hit the town.
After perusing their menu online, we had been expecting good things, and knew to get there for happy hour to ensure $10 cocktails.
Upon entering, the realisation that we probably should have booked a table hit us as we squeezed through tiny spaces trying to find somewhere to sit.
After it was apparent that we would not be getting a table, we made a beeline to the bar to make the most of the happy hour prices. After lining up for 10 minutes, a vest-wearing mixologist took our order. Very slowly he shook up our cocktails and took our money. Then forgot to give us our change.
Luckily, their happy hour is actually 4 hours long! That being said, the cocktail was refreshing, well garnished and had a good amount of alcohol to it.
We heading for the outdoor area where it looked promising to find a table to stand at. Walking through the crowd it was clearly apparent that this bar was a place for beautiful people. Both the males and females were intimidatingly gorgeous. Clad in black leather, short skirts, high heels and white pants; they oozed sophistication as they sipped on Moet or expresso martinis.
The venue itself was covered in paintings of female nudes, dim lighting and mismatched couches.
Although we didn't get to sample the restaurant menu, we did have some bar ordered chips that were quite delicious. Covered in a paprika spice and heavily salted. They went well with our cocktails and champagne.
While I wont be going back, it was definitely a place to be seen. I would advise these three tips if you plan on visiting.
1. Dress up!
2. Book a table.
3. Expect a long wait at the bar if you go during happy hour (4-8)