Unleash Your Seven Deadly Sins at State of Grace

Bars, Drink, Melbourne / 15 June 2023

State of Grace, located on King Street, exudes elegance with its high ceilings, grand chandeliers and European-style windows.

These features give it warmth, a cosy feel, and a distinct character. The extensive display of reading books creates a smart and enriching atmosphere, reminiscent of sneaking a wine sip in a library. Overall, it’s a sophisticated and grown-up place, until you discover the secret book, and down you fall…

Below is Fall from Grace, a hidden basement cellar bar, accessed only through the secret passage opened by the right book. Here, the atmosphere is sinfully different. Evoking a burlesque, prohibition-style cocktail bar, it’s electric, elusive and sultry. From 1st June until the end of August, the bar will offer a cocktail list modelled on the Seven Deadly Sins. Green with Envy is a Midori-based cocktail, sweet with pineapple foam yet carrying a sharp kick. Wrath brings fiery heat, with smoky Mezcal and a chilli rim.

Among these sinful offerings, one stands out as a beacon of acceptance: Pride. This gorgeous mix of gin, passionfruit and sparkling wine symbolises the freedom for anyone, from anywhere, to be who they want to be. In celebration of Pride Month, 50c from every Pride cocktail sold throughout June will be donated to Minus 18, a charity supporting LGBTQIA+ youth, making your indulgence serve the greater good.

Bite-size options, like a devilled egg topped with caviar, are available to satisfy your hunger. Sweet-toothed patrons will relish the delectable skewer of fried Haloumi drenched in sticky honey with a berry coulis. This decadent, sweet-and-salty delight is pure hedonism on a stick.

The experience leaves you in a delightful quandary, unsure if you want to return to the mature surroundings of the street level or dive back into the intoxicating basement bar. Either way, a fabulous experience is guaranteed.