Tucked away in an industrial backstreet in Milton is the new Warehouse 25, a multi-level venue that's home to a gin and vodka distillery, a casual bar and pizzeria, an underground function space and a mezzanine dance floor. For anyone stopping by for a drink and a bite to eat, the ground level is where you’ll want to find a perch, either outside in the lane under twinkling fairy lights or inside in the cavernous warehouse space. If you’re inside, you’ll be right in view of the stills where vodka and gin are distilled with calming botanicals like juniper, lavender, rose and lemon for Calm Spirits Co, the bar’s very own spirit label available at the soon-to-come bottleshop.
Before committing to a full bottle you can sip your way through a range of cocktails shaken and stirred with the spirits at the bar. There’s more than just cocktails available of course, with a selection of beers on tap and in cans plus a short list of Australian wines by the glass and bottle. As for the food, you’ll be snacking on a selection of pizzas and share plates like tomato arancini balls with capsicum and fennel relish, burnt broccoli florets with toasted almonds and of course, golden chips with rosemary salt and aioli.