Dom's Social Club

The former home of Peaches and Cheek has been transformed into a laidback spot that feels distinctly like an Italian social club.
Libby Curran
Published on April 01, 2023
Updated on August 14, 2023


The multi-level CBD space once home to Cheek and Peaches has been reborn post-pandemic as Dom's Social Club — a casual three-storey haunt championing classic drinks, top-notch charcuterie and handmade pizza.

As sibling to Preston's Dexter and Takeaway Pizza, it's no surprise the venue is doing the latter exceptionally well, with an offering of light, puffy woodfired pizzas crafted using a three-day slow fermented sourdough.

Choose from toppings like mortadella with fermented honey and thyme, a cured pork cheek and pumpkin number, and veg-packed combinations like the one with green pea and snow pea tendrils.

On the second floor, a warm RSL-style space features plenty of nostalgic memorabilia and a free-to-play pool table, with a fridge full of dry-aged meats showing off the owners' penchant for quality charcuterie.

And upstairs, a cheery, modern rooftop bar proves the perfect setting to enjoy a few gems from the venue's expert curation of local spirits and classic cocktails. For example, try the Slowgroni — a blend of Brookies slow gin, Campari and Punt e Mes vermouth. The Dom's Social Club team is also set on spreading some love for lambrusco, with an entire page of the drinks list dedicated to reviving the infamous sparkling red wine. Apparently, the drop is an absolute winner when paired with pizza — head on in and try it out for yourself.

Images: Julia Sansone


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