1 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne

Eau De Vie is a bar straight out of the 1920’s.

This hidden bar is down a very ordinary-looking laneway; the only giveaway is the vintage lamp above the wooden doorway.

Pull open the heavy door and you’ll be thrust straight into the world of prohibition America.

The cocktails at Eau de Vie all feature an element of theatrics. The Espresso Zabaione is a favourite; it’s an espresso martini topped with cream and then covered in liquid nitrogen. While their Yuzu Mule features housemade ginger beer and fresh yuzu.

The cocktail menu is massive, to the point of being overwhelming. But chat with the very knowledgable staff and they can make some recommendations.