The Elysian Whisky Bar is a small and cosy whisky and Fitzroy cocktail bar located on the lower end of Brunswick Street. With an ever changing backbar of 350 bottles of rare and interesting whiskies on the shelves, and a focus on Independent Bottlings from around the world.
About 10 new whiskies are introduced every week. Whether it be for connoisseurs to collectors or just someone looking for something different to try out. The Elysian bar has 3 signature cocktails available at all times; Gin & Tonic, Negroni Sbagliato and their own creation Gimlet #2 made with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Lime Juice and Honey.
A small food menu is available, with dishes created and designed by Chef Ryo Kitahara (Assiette De Parti). And If whisky is not your thing, fear not, we also offer some great seasonal fruits and classic cocktails, wines, and a small rotating list of beers. Playing jazz and old classics most nights, do drop by to enjoy a relaxing night with some great drinks.
The Melbourne bar is owned by Low and Wong, both ex-Whisky & Alement operators. The pair won the right to buy bottles of whisky through a lottery system, and opened the bar just before Christmas 2016. takes its design cues from Japan, where whisky bars are some of the most famous and respected establishments in the country.
With an extensive selection of whiskies, as well as a menu of food and drink options that draw on Japanese flavors without being too heavy or salty. It also offers a range of live music performances every week to provide customers with an immersive experience that’s perfect for spending time with friends or meeting new people!
The design was inspired by the Californian redwood forests with leather seating and low tables. All of the space is occupied by a long bar where you can enjoy one-off releases that are only sold at this location. They have an extensive range of single malts from all over Scotland, including some rare gems like Lagavulin 16 year old single malt which has come from only one barrel!
The best way to start is by trying one of their many tasting flights, which are designed so that you can get a feel for what each type tastes like before making your decision about who will be your favourite. For example, if you’re not sure whether Lagavulin or Glenmorangie would be better suited to your taste buds then try them both!