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by Irenke Forsyth (subscribe)
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Published August 27th 2015
Simple and unusual, but it works
Melbourne's laneways have a wealth of art and sculpture, along with bars and restaurants, just waiting to be discovered. One such laneway is Tattersalls Lane in Chinatown, off Little Bourke Street. Ticking my box for a unique experience is Section 8, a cool and hip outdoor bar where patrons sit on wooden pallet seats.

It has street art in and around it, all your favourite drinks plus imported beers, house-created cocktails and mocktails, served from a converted shipping container. Prices are in the same range as elsewhere in Melbourne. Midweek, I found it quiet at lunchtime, but this place hots up on evenings and weekends with DJ's, MC's and special events that have included a breakdance battle.

Mocktails Section 8
My Island Hussie - cheers!

You can get a gourmet hot dog if you're hungry and a coffee too. I especially like that they have participated in the food drive 'Donate a Can', a children's charity that helps save lives. You get a free coffee in return for your donation.

During quiet times, it's a relaxing and chilled out area from the hustle and bustle of the city streets around it. Think beer garden with greenery, but without the normal pub scene. Coming alive at night, expect loud music in the form of rock and roll, urban grooves, dance and electronics.

Street Art Melbourne
Some street art around Section 8


With portable heating lamps in winter, you won't go cold. If it rains, the owners have another bar next door that you can retreat to. Ferdydurke will keep your body dry and your mouth watered.

All in all, Section 8 has a great atmosphere and is a charming affair born out of what was once an empty car park.
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Why? For funky vibes
When: Mon-Wed 10am-11pm, Thurs & Fri 10am-1am, Sat & Sun noon-1am
Phone: 0430 291 588
Where: 27-29 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne
Cost: Dependent on drinking habit
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What amazing artwork, it would be lovely to sit sipping a coffe and just staring at these fantastic paintings.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7956) 1802 days ago
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