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Polly Bar

Closed Now: 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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Birthday Cocktails

Great atmosphere, warm greeting upon arrival. Very friendly staff. Area set aside for our cocktail... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
paulbN5594IY
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Nice large seating areas

We were the only group there on a late afternoon. I like it that there are non alcoholic options... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
LC888
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Melbourne, Australia
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As one of the original Brunswick Street Cocktail bars, Polly aims to captivate, inspire and excite Melbourne, the same way it did when its doors opened over a 18 years ago. Using unique recipes which have been put together by Polly's very own...more
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401 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, warm greeting upon arrival. Very friendly staff. Area set aside for our cocktail class was perfect. Class was excellent but not enough staff to assist once the demonstration was finished. Overall really good experience though.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paulbN5594IY
NoraG1306, Owner at Polly Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hi Paul. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad that you found our staff and friendly and have taken your comments on board about the assistance during the class. Thanks again, we do hope you visit again soon.

Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

We were the only group there on a late afternoon. I like it that there are non alcoholic options & also large seating areas.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LC888
NoraG1306, Owner at Polly Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hi. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Late afternoon is a great time to visit as we are often quieter than the evening. We are glad that you enjoyed our non-alcoholic options as we have endeavoured to ensure that all guests can...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018

I really love this bar, it's as close to a European cigar bar as you'll find in Australasia. The vibe is incredible and is busy at all hours, I really recommend a visit on your next jaunt to Melbourne.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CPearsonNZ
NoraG1306, Owner at Polly Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hi. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate it and are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for the recommendation.

Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful ambiance with vintage decor and seating. Staff is very friendly. They serve a wide range of cocktails. I tried some if the classic ones and I loved it. If you don't like your cocktail they are happy to change it. They don't server food...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sucharita B
NoraG1306, Owner at Polly Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hi Sucharita, thanks for taking the time to leave a detailed review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and found our staff friendly, they will really appreciate the feedback.

Reviewed July 1, 2018

I made a booking for a meetup group here and was really impressed with the atmosphere and friendly customer service. The barman was great and super knowledgeable about the cocktails and teas. Would definitely go there again!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rachael3095
Nora G, Owner at Polly Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Hi Rachael. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the space and you found our bar tender helpful. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Post birthday drinks at a cool retro cocktail bar. You must try the lemon meringue cocktail- fabulous. Probably also the best espresso martini I’ve tried. Quite pricey but worth it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael P
Nora G, Owner at Polly Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Hi Michael. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad we could help make your birthday special. We do think that we have the best Espresso Martini on the street - imitations can not compare :)

Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

They had a good selection of cocktails on offer and even those in the happy hour menu were good. The one we particularly enjoyed is the one that comes with the Polaroid picture! Bar is very quirky, with large old sofas to relax on.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JanWard85
Nora G, Owner at Polly Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Hi Jan. Thanks for stopping past and taking the time to leave a review. Our Eye Candy Cocktail (we the Polaroid picture) is supposed to be a bit of fun, glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

I booked a table for 9 of my friends for a special occasion and they were unavailable... Don't go here you won't get served for atleast 30 min. Worst cocktail bar experience of my life. Never again. Don't make the same mistake.More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank James F
Nora G, Owner at Polly Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Hi James. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit to Polly. We hold tables for 30 minutes after a scheduled arrival time, and after this point we do give them to others that might be waiting. Sometimes on a weekend we...More

Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Waited ages to be served. Seems like their most experienced bar tender is on the service station. Wasn’t overly confident the guy who served us knew what he was doing. Cocktail over shaken and watered down.More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank lauraclarke
Nora G, Owner at Polly Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Hi lauraclarke. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for Polly. It doesn't sound that your experience was up to the high standard that we hold ourselves to. We are in the process of training new bartenders however if your cocktail was not...More

Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Walked past this place on Saturday night and spotted the funky red walls and lounges. We immediately decided we’d stop and have a spontaneous cocktail. They have delicious cocktails and the staff are really nice. Very chilled atmosphere.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank mattbW1909AZ
Nora G, Owner at Polly Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Hi Matt. Thanks for leaving a review, we are glad that we caught your eye and you decided to stop in for a cocktail.

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