Hopscotch New Urban Beer Bar in Southbank
Cue Southbank’s latest resident, HOPSCOTCH. Found on the riverside promenade overlooking the city, Melbourne’s new Urban Beer Bar is more like your dream backyard, complete with 30 flavours of beer on tap. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to the launch.
HOPSCOTCH is a downbeat gathering place with a beer for every occasion. The craftiest of them all will feature as a boutique batch from the custom microbrewery scheduled to arrive on site in January.
An exclusive brew will change every month and is personally prepared by local Victorian makers. Customers can also explore the tap and fridge menu for local and independent drops.
If cocktails are more your thing, you can’t go past the ‘DIY Kocktail Kits’, a Cocktail on Tap or the Spiked Slushies. Try the barman’s favourites: DIY Espresso kit, Frozen Margi slushie and signature cocktail the ‘Bearded Sailor’. Food-wise, HOPSCOTCH is all about a quick, quality hand full of fun so you can balance your drink in the other hand.
Head Chef, Adam Baughan’s menu is next level street food with worldly flavours that certainly pack a punch – Baughan recommends the Beer Can Chicken (winner winner chicken dinner), The Reuben and Bearded Beef Lover brewer board.
The kitchen cooks from open (11:30am Mon – Fri and 8:30am Sat - Sun) until late every night and does a killer breakfast on the weekends with waffles like Wow! Lemon Meringue Pie waffle anyone?
There’s also a Nitro Ice-cream Bar on site – think ballin’ ice-cream beer and bacon cups!
Melbourne’s adjacent arts precinct inspired HOPSCOTCH to commission local urban artist RESIO to liven up the walls, creating the laidback feel that makes you want to say ‘ahhh’ after every sip. The waterfront terrace and laneway courtyard are perfect for a quiet one, and the main bar and open kitchen makes for a lively hang out post-work or pre-dance. Love a bit of beer and banter?
HOPSCOTCH will cheers to that! Highlights at HOPSCOTCH… § Most extensive tap list on Southbank; 30 flavours of beer § Cocktail range: DIY Kocktail Kits, tap cocktails, spiked slushies and signature cocktails § Nitro ice-cream bar: dope dessert dealer. Limited-time ice-cream items. Gangster and #grammable.
§ Urban Artist: Local Melbourne talent, Resio.
§ Microbrewery coming soon: glass-encased brew house. Exclusive 6 kegs per batch, guest brewer featured batch every month, 2-3 weeks fermentation process before being tapped direct to the bar.
§ NYE Night Garden Festival tickets available online HOPSCOTCH is at 4/2 Riverside Quay, Southbank.
Phone 03 9690 6999 www.hopscotchmelbourne.com.au @hopscotchmelbourne #hopscotchmelbourne
Open Mon – Fri from 11:30am – late | Sat – Sun from 8:30am – late