Baby Snakes Bar
A colourful, no-fuss wine bar that also slings frozen cocktails and seriously good sandwiches.
Just off Nicholson Street and down a street art-filled alleyway, a small doorway leads you up a set of colourful stairs and into a bright, airy bar. Welcome to Baby Snakes, a European-style wine bar brought to you by Mark Nilson, formerly of Collingwood's The Moon.
While there are some left-field offerings on the wine list, the team here aims to demystify and strip away the pretentiousness of old-world wine culture, instead celebrating interesting flavours that are approachable, sessionable and fun. Speaking of fun, there are also a couple of frozen cocktail machines with regularly changing flavours.
The food offering is similarly unpretentious, featuring crafty baguettes and sandwiches, and uncomplicated plates of charcuterie and pickles to help soak up the booze. You'll also find six taps pouring crushable craft beers and — best of all — a rooftop bar to sink them in.
Images: Julia Sansone