A trendy new bar has opened in AC/DC lane, paying homage to its original location in Italy 80 years ago.
Hospitality heavyweights Nick and Daniel Russian have opened their latest venue Bar Bambi on AC/DC Lane. With an aim to revive Melbourne’s nightlife after what feels like an eternity of lockdown, you can expect delicious food and beverage paired with live entertainment.
The bar draws inspiration from their Nonno’s original Bar Bambi. Operating almost 80 years ago now in their hometown of Trieste, Italy, it has been given new life within Melbourne CBD. The bar pays homage to the Russian’s family lineage and you can feel the love and warmth oozing from within the venue.
The space functions as a lounge and bar. You can come for a drink, stay for something to eat and carry on until late with live entertainment. The line-up has been carefully curated by the Russian brothers themselves to include an array of entertainment from piano singers and live performances on the venue’s mini stage to DJs which will transform the venue into a party haven.
Mixologist Matteo Ambler is behind the bar with an extensive Negroni & Spritz list just in time for summer. He’s also handpicked an impressive wine list and curated cocktails to suit today’s tastes.
Salvatore Giorgio is at the helm of the kitchen as Head Chef. After recently returning from Italy, he has crafted a menu that is classic, with a modern twist. Expect to see traditional antipasti dishes, a Carbonara Toast, Vodka Pasta and Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe. All dishes are designed to share in the true Italian spirit.
The venue boasts beautiful velvet booths that can accommodate up to 16 people. The decore is both masculine and feminine with the design incorporating many eras and cultures. The place has a very identifiable charm and it’s going to make one hell of an addition to Melbourne’s laneway scene.
Bar Bambi is open Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm until late and for Sunday brunch from 12 noon. Find out more and book your table here