A moody and atmospheric spot for sipping from an extensive selection of interesting wines.
From Lyndon Kubis and Mark Nelson — the team behind Toorak Wine Cellars and Milton Wine Shop — The Moon is a touch moodier and a little more refined than previous ventures, and has made a stamp on the northside bar scene at the bottom of a Collingwood apartment building.
The wine offering has a focus on small producers across the board in a curation that reflects places and regions, rather than processes and technique. A hefty by-the-glass selection celebrates locals and foreign finds in equal measure, alongside two craft beer tap options and a rotating bottled range of boutique brews.
There's a serious retail collection sitting pretty along one wall — you can grab a bottle to enjoy then and there, or pick something up on your way home. Foodwise, the menu's all about things you can feast on with just one hand. Keep the other firmly on that glass of Luke Lambert 'Crudo' shiraz, while you tuck into a katsu sando ($13), chilli-doused fried cauliflower ($10), or your pick of cheese and charcuterie.