Dan Murphy's Cellar returns home, Prahran

Drink, Melbourne / 5 September 2016

Dan Murphy’s Cellar opens in Prahran at the original 1950s site

Welcome home Dan! That’s right, good old mate Dan Murphy’s (yes he was a real person, but we’re talking about his iconic namesake liquor store) has returned to its original home in Prahran Aracde after more than 60 years.
The heritage listed building was said to once be home to renowned artists David Bromley and Howard Arkley. For anyone who has ever done chap laps you will recognise the building immediately, with its 17 archways, deep balconies and carved ornamental eagles.
The Dan Murphy’s Cellar could be mistaken for a new trendy hidden bar as it’s Chapel Street doorway has you intrigued before you even walk in. It was inside these walls where Daniel Francis Murphy realised his dream of running his own wine and liquor store, leasing the building from the 1950s through to the 1980s.
Dan Murphy's Prahran Cellar _ Stairway to basement
True to Dan’s vision, the Dan Murphy’s Cellar is not only a premium destination but a unique experience in fine wines and spirits sourced all over the world.
Perhaps most surprisingly is that there is no beer to be found! That certainly says something about the way us Aussie drinkers are heading: quality over quantity with wine tipped to overtake beer consumption any day.
In much the same way that Dan Murphy ran his own store, the Cellar is a place of exploration and education. It hosts intimate monthly tasting events at a 14-set private tasting table, giving customers the opportunity to meet with winemakers and distillers from all corners of the globe
If you haven’t already, sign up to be a My Dan Murphy’s member today as all events are exclusive for members. It’s free to sign up, so why wouldn’t you? Bookings can be made directly with the Cellar staff by dropping in or contacting the store.
 September’s exclusive My Dan Murphy’s member events include:

  • Prestige Champagne: The fascinating world of Dom Perignon & Krug Champagnes
  • Louis Roederer Champagne Event
  • ‘Meet the Maker’: David Vitale from Starward Whisky
  • ‘Journey of Chandon’ with winemaker Dan Buckle

Dan Murphy’s Cellar
282 Chapel St, Prahran
Opening hours:
Mon-Wed, 10am-8pm
Thurs-Fri, 10am-9pm
Sat, 10am-8pm
Sun, 10am-6pm