The Rocket Society Launches in Brunswick East
New The Rocket Society all day bar in East Brunswick Village is a revelation, featuring high-level drinks and a superb cocktail list executed brilliantly, as well as compelling delicious bar snacks and dishes, with a Middle Eastern influence.
The bar is named after The Lebanese Rocket Society 2012 Franco-Lebanese documentary film, a tale of Lebanese space adventure.
This bar is one to watch as it’s already made a huge impression in a short time, and it has a different personality to Rumi Brunswick next door.
The mood and the clientele changes through the day to night, enjoying the large windows and outdoor as well as indoor tables.
Kudos to Joseph Abboud and his team, with Grace McArthur behind the bar bringing it together with her flair and innovation.
We experienced (David and Daniel) amazing cocktails, wine and meze-
✨Margarocket w mezcal (one of the best Margaritas of your life)
✨Death in Oaxaca w mezcal (also top notch with a cherry bleeding through the cocktail increasingly as you drink)
✨Paper plane (bourbon hit with Aperol, lemon and amaro)
✨Mezcal Manhattan (a cocktail that demands attention)
✨Infante w rosewater and tequila and a hint of mezcal (the hint of mezcal was just for us with Grace flexible and attentive to what drinkers want)
✨Mersel Lebnani Abyad White Blend NV. From the Quannboubine Valley in Lebanon. Blended native Merwah and Sauvignon Blanc.
✨Hochkirch Riesling from Western Victoria
✨Mussels Al sikbaaj, saffron, honey, vin (classic tasty Middle Eastern medieval dish)
✨Caspian Olives (served in a jar)
✨Hummus with red butter chickpeas (showstopper)
✨Fresh Bread and Toum (a highlight in itself but a base to enjoy other snacks)
✨ Freshly shucked oysters with pickled verjuice grapes
✨ Shanklish, fresh herbs, Nuggety Creek olive oil, sumac (feta-like cheese)
✨HSP croquettes (must order and a talking point, clever and delicious)
✨ BBQ’d Lamb & sweetbread skewers, carob molasses (must order, these skewers are melt in your mouth)
✨Smashed cucumber, mint, yoghurt (refreshing)
✨Candied apricots with honey and tarragon ice cream (perfect ending)
The Rocket Society is one of the most exciting new bars in Melbourne. Just order enough of the bread so you can mop everything up.