Industrial warehouse conversions have a tendency to be a little sterile, or trite and over worked. However with streams of natural light pouring in through the roof of this old gem polishing warehouse, Bar No.5 seems to overcome this.
The warehouse is decorated in a mixture of padded chairs, and black steel furniture, with a long-running steel bar. The setting is ornate and dark with corners of splashed colour and green indoor plants. Somehow it is all well balanced with the size of the space, and with family motifs sprinkled throughout like the chalkboard height chart it feels like a comfortable local spot, everything Bar No.5 strives for.
The bar is for everyone; the family run bar has designated dog seats, live music, an extensively local rotating beer list featuring the likes of Willie the Boatman and Yulli’s brewery, a well-curated wine list, and a range of great cocktails made by great bartenders.
The drinks are paired with the homely, generous food offerings. It is an uncomplicated combination of things that are enjoyed at bars, like the fish finger sandwich. If you’re after something more substantial with friends of a night-time there are a range of share plates such as the maple and cider pork belly for you to indulge in.
Bar No.5 does what it says on the box, it’s a bar that’s uncomplicated approach to treating its patrons shines though.
5 McCauley Street, Alexandria 2015
Wed – Sun 11:30-Late