This cosy northside cocktail bar is a favourite among locals for its relaxed vibes and top-notch drinks.
Head up High Street into Northcote, where you'll find Kitty Somerset — perfect for a comforting and cosy environment or if your cold bones forgot to bring a proper jacket to work. The bar's fireplace will have you nice and toasty in no time, while the soft vinyl on the go will soothe your Spotify-weary thumbs and the headache you have from answering 400 emails this week.
Serving up classic, seasonal and signature cocktails, the bar is well stocked and reasonably priced. Food is limited to bar snacks and cheese (what more could you want?), but you can order in from nearby restaurants if you're really hungry.
Have a go at the bloody Mary to forget all about work and also get one whole dose of your fruit and vegetables down for the weekend. Kitty do a good tradish version but you can also add chilli sauce if you're a Proper Maniac and really looking to go HAM on your weekend times.