Bar Liberty


234 Johnston Street
Fitzroy, 3065 VIC
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Opening Hours

SUN 12:00pm - 9:00pm
MON closed
TUE closed
WED 5:00pm - 11:00pm
THU 5:00pm - 11:00pm
FRI 5:00pm - 11:00pm
SAT 5:00pm - 11:00pm

The Details

  • Modern Australian
Need to Know
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Dates
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
In the mood for
  • Wine
Need to know
  • Full Food Menu
  • Great for Dates

Bar Liberty Richmond

The Verdict

What do you get when you take Casey Wall (Cutler & Co, Rockwell & Sons), the 2015 Sommelier of the Year, Banjo Harris Plane, and two of his ex-Attica alumni... and create a sleek but modest Fitzroy wine bar? Exciting, delicious brilliance, that's what.

We popped into Bar Liberty on opening night to find their bar name casually spray-painted over the previous signage—but that's where the northside nonchalance ends. This is no cool kid hangout joint: this is the place for those who want their noteworthy Chenin Blanc paired with a challenging and incredibly distinctive bar menu that wouldn't look out of place on Attica's chef's table.

We tried the GLT, a riff on the BLT, with bacon swapped out for crispy chicken skin. It's a humble presentation (a white sliced bread sandwich... and that's it), but it betrays the next-level deliciousness within. A simple dish of raw beef, pickled cherries and straw-like crispy fries was gamey, rich, and tasty.

We'll be back very soon for the grilled prawns and macadamia; cured scallops, fermented buttermilk and cavolo nero; xo pippes with fried gluten sticks—and of course to explore that extensive wine offering.

Image Credit: Jenna Fahey White

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