Hope St Radio
Roll into this lofty bar for natural wines, top-notch drinking snacks and live radio broadcasts.
Internet radio station Hope St Radio has found a new permanent home, opening the doors to a wine bar and kitchen within the newly-revamped Collingwood Yards. Also dubbed Hope St Radio, the venue boasts an expansive space beside the precinct's central courtyard, its bright, roomy interiors decked out with timber booths and fun mural art by Alice McIntosh.
Ultimately, the food offering — by chef Ellie Bouhadana — will be an all-day affair, kicking off with a selection of vegan congee and filter coffee at breakfast. But for now, it's all about the after-work snacks and dinner options; best enjoyed alongside some local beers, sustainably-produced wines, or serves of Fernet and coke. The menu will rotate regularly, though expect to find options like rigatoni all'amatriciana ($25), focaccia with whipped garlic and tarragon butter ($7), and creamy burrata teamed with artichokes and a vibrant nettle oil ($23).
Unsurprisingly, music is a big part of the bar's DNA, with a custom sound set-up courtesy of Hot Wax Sound Systems featuring tunes from Hope St's expert curation of musicians and artists. A live broadcast program promises to keep the venue buzzing right through the end of each week.
Top images: Tom Blachford and Natalie Jurrjens