Neptune's Nic Coulter Is Opening an Ever-Evolving Bar and Music Venue in the Former Galah Digs

Launching in April, Young Hearts will serve up a rotating arts and music program, backed by locally-focused drinks and bi-annual kitchen residencies.
Libby Curran
Published on March 15, 2023

Windsor watering hole Galah might have flown off on its merry way, but the lofty High Street space it called home is being brought back to life by the mind behind one of the suburb's other beloved bars. For his next project, Neptune Food & Wine's Nic Coulter is reviving the second-floor site with plans to create a place for wining, dining, music and art that's built on ever-rotating offerings.

Slated to open in April just a couple of doors up from Neptune, Young Hearts is set to be a multi-faceted venue that promises to deliver something fresh each time you visit. Master of change, it'll serve up an evolving arts program, championing local creatives across its vinyl-led DJ booth, the gallery space that graces its walls and its central circular stage.


Meanwhile, the bar will be stocked with a top-quality curation of favourites, the wine list centred on natural drops and locally made creations, and a fuss-free offering of beers and spirits also heroing homegrown tipples. There'll be a lineup of both signature and classic cocktails, too.

As for the food side of things, that'll be getting a regular shake-up of its own. Expect a fresh kitchen residency taking the reins every six months, with the rotation set to span chefs both new and emerging, across a slew of different dining genres and cuisines.

"I saw an opportunity to re-inject some new energy into the street," explains Coulter, describing Young Hearts as "a venue that lives at the cross-section of great drinks, music, food and culture. A destination for anybody, any time."

Find Young Hearts at 216 High Street, Windsor, from April. We'll share more details as they drop.

Published on March 15, 2023 by Libby Curran
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