Our newly renovated Bar was officially launched over the Melbourne Cup long weekend and it was an exciting event for all - the beer was flowing, the music was pumping and the food was sensational!
The new bar has been completely transformed from its original dark and tiresome state into a modern, fresh and inviting social space that is both warm and friendly, and features wide timber windows that take full advantage of the beautiful views of the Apollo Bay foreshore.
The Wormy Chestnut bar top is just stunning and is complimented by original Blackwood timber (recycled from the Hotel bistro) on the bar face, together with a soothing colour palette of greens and a bold contrast of black, the bar is stylish and sleek.
Another feature is the wrap-around bottle shop, showcasing a wide selection of wines and spirits ready for purchase. There is also a huge beer and ready-to-drink fridge nestled in the bar corridor leading into a newly constructed pool lounge with a bright blue modern pool table!
The new bar can be accessed directly from Moore street, from inside the bistro or from the alfresco dining area - with louver windows opening up to a clever serving area, ideal for summer!
New Bar Menu
Our new Bar menu is already proving to be a winner, featuring American-style snacks and sharing plates, as well as traditional pub fare, pizza and seafood. The kitchen and front of house staff were absolutely slammed over the weekend, serving up over 1000 covers... (and they're tired), but they loved it! Here are just a few of our tasty new dishes on offer:
Our eclectic mix live entertainment over Bar Launch saw Irish folk music, DJ's, solo acoustic artists and full on bands perform at their peak. The devine Mae Parker was definitely a highlight - she and her Hot Club band rocked the crowd in the bar on Sunday night with some serious entertainment!
We're now looking forward to settling into our brand new space and inviting you and yours to join us over a few bevvies and a Deluxe Bacon Dog!
Acknowledgements go to James Bate - Bate Design Strategies, Spence Construction and Management and Staff at Apollo Bay Hotel for their tireless efforts in bringing this wonderful project and launch to fruition. A job well done!