We know how hard all our readers work, and during another one of your hectic days you're bound to work up a thirst that needs quenching (okay so maybe we don't need a hard day's work as an excuse). Luckily White Oaks Saloon Bar & Dining has a US-inspired cocktail bar to die for. The cocktail menu offers twelve diverse options, celebrating small-batched American spirits sourced from Tennessee. Served up with Hoshizaki ice and quirky stainless steel straws, this is one of the coolest cocktail bars in Melbourne.
Good things come in twelve, (don't they?) and the Southern inspired food menu at White Oaks is no exception. Southern inspired, you ask? Think Carolina-style pork sliders, spicy cajun chicken tacos, or (offers napkin in anticipation of drooling) house-made salted caramel ice cream. With all those delicious choices, we know this will be your new favourite bar for after work drinks.
Brought to you by brothers Nicholas and Thomas Welch (Two Sons Group), White Oaks offers a true taste of the U.S. Named after the New Mexico town White Oaks, famously connected with the notorious 'billy the kid' outlaw, you'll be soothed by the sounds of the Mississippi Delta Blues while you're sipping on a cocktail. If cocktails aren't your thing, don't stress, the boys also offer a range of craft beers, wine and spirits.
Head down for an impromptu bev, or book a table if you're worried about the 50 seater filling up fast. (Please – pork sliders? Of course it's going to fill up fast!)
See y'all there!
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Main image credit: The Globe and Mail