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By Imogen Baker
February 02, 2016

Rockwell and Sons Open Bar Liberty

This new wine bar looks set to be your new fave Fitzroy spot.
By Imogen Baker
February 02, 2016

Melbourne, we know you love a good food collaboration, so here’s a doozy: the boys from Rockwell and Sons are teaming up with some ex-Attica fellows to open what will no doubt be the coolest new venue in Fitzroy.

The new wine bar has been christened Bar Liberty, presumably because it will liberate you from ever having to think about where to drink or eat out again. Rockwell and Sons co-owners, chef Casey Wall and front of house manager Manu Potoi are in on this new venture — and they're coming from a good place. Their incredibly popular Smith Street eatery specialises in every type of meat you can imagine, with a menu that is hearty, salty and will probably give you a heart attack (but will assure you die happy). Wall is curating a 'non-negotiables' menu for Bar Liberty that's based on the basics of local ingredients and big flavours. So you know it’ll be fly.

The other half of the dream team includes sommelier Banjo Harris Plane and manager Michael Bascetta, both formerly of Attica. The Ben Shewry-headed Ripponlea restaurant was ranked the 32nd best restaurant in the world in the latest poll, so you can see why we're very, very excited about this match.

Bar Liberty is now open at 234 Johnson Street, Fitzroy. For more info, visit their website

Image: Raphael Recht. Via Good Food.

Updated: Thursday, February 24.

Published on February 02, 2016 by Imogen Baker

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