Workshop Bar, Melbourne, Australia – Review
. Located on the corner of Elizabeth and A’Beckett Street behind a garage-rusted door covered in chic graffiti leads a staircase to the second level that is the famed Workshop. Best known for their laid back service and affordable lunches, Workshop has become a hot spot for many on the hunt for an ice cold beer and $ 10 pizza.
Visually Workshop’s inside bar is a mixture of an art gallery and a factory yard, with scattered pieces of art along the walls and textured metals placed within the interior decor: the raw and edgy environment creates a casual ambience. The dark and rich red tones of Workshop’s inside area is soon brightened by the outdoor smoking balcony, an open area covered in glass windows and plants allows people to sit and soak in the sun whilst enjoying a nice beverage.
Being a regular myself during breaks between classes, there at Workshop you will find a variety of university students, businessmen & women and city locals enjoying themselves away from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s city streets. Workshops prices are part of the reason why many go there for snacks and drinks: with a menu of baguettes, fresh dips and pizzas, the menu – although limited – is affordable with $ 15 being the maximum you’ll pay.
Workshop’s opening hours run till late from Monday to Sunday, so any night of the week Workshop offers a place for people deciding to head out at the last minute or wanting a late night pot or pint. From Tuesday to Sunday Workshop has a range of tunes, with local and touring DJs and talent performing nights: at Workshop you will never be bored.
A calm spot by day, Workshop transforms into a loud, active and usually crowded scene at night with two security guards on watch downstairs and a DJ spinning some tunes. Workshop is not only a great place to go for a casual catch up during the day but an excellent place to have fun at night.
Ironic, yet true: Workshop is a great place to escape work and relax.