401 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Polly is a Fitzroy institution, shaking cocktails since 1999.

Inspired by the Paris of the 1920’s, this plush lounge offers cocktails, absinthe, and cigars. You’ll enter through their small courtyard, passing several statues of naked women. While inside you’ll find red velvet couches and old oil paintings.

The cocktail menu has variety. There’s the Melbourne Weather, a twist on a dark ‘n stormy made with tea-infused gin. And the Hot Buttered Banana, served hot with banana rum.

There are over twenty other cocktails to choose from and a large portion can be made vegan, a welcome option for the Fitzroy crowd.