August 31, 2006
Deco Wine Bar has a laid back feel to it. It's a cozy little venue set among a row of shops. During warm nights there are tables set up outside but most of the ambiance is retained in the small darkly lit inside. A long bench and tall chairs are set up along the window facing the street for those who want to people watch. Further in are comfy couches to lounge on and a few tables and chairs. On a weekend night space can be an issue and finding a seat might be a tad hard between 8-midnight. Their wine list is expansive, it would have to be for a Wine Bar. But don't worry..their friendly staff can navigate you through it and get you onto wine that suites your pallet and desires. Mid-priced bottles range from $20 to $30, with some going over my daily pay! They also serve some dreamy cocktails (about $8 to $11 a drink) and some great Belgium beers (about $8 to $12 depending on the beer). The staff are quick to get you new glasses if you switch wines and the low lighting is much appreciated after a few glasses.
If you live in the North Fitzroy/Fitzroy area this is a must to visit. Otherwise, if you don't mind the travel time, Tram #112 towards Preswick stops just outside, this is a great place to catch up with a mate and have a pre-going out drink or a nice Night Cap.
From journal Exploring Melbourne