King’s Cross. It’s a jungle out there. Let Melt to be your oasis.
Your fave arty cocktail bar has one more reason to make it your local – a weekend 5am license! That’s right kids, now you can drink/ dance/ down rose petal martinis till the break of dawn each and every weekend. Huzzah!
If you’ve been in hibernation over the winter, you might’ve forgotten why Melt simply must be your watering hole of choice. Allow us to refresh your memory…
1. Peeps: Less drunk suburban kids, more hip hotties and laidback locals. On occasion, QOTSA, The Presets, Powderfinger, et al.
2. Decor: A classy, boho loungeroom vibe that says ‘Hey, welcome back. Sit and stay a while’. Quirky art, warm lighting, comfy couches. A touch of Melbourne squirelled away in the Cross.
3. Cocktails: As smart and yummy as the people who make them.
4. Muzak: Eclectic and upbeat. World class DJs spin hip-hop, electronica, deep house, nu–disco, electro funk, and boogie. Live nights feature everything from jazz to indie to folk pop. Check the website for what’s coming up. Room to dance, or sit and chat – your call.
As we welcome back the long, salty, sultry nights of another stella Sydney summer (try saying that ten times fast), Melt awaits you with open arms. Hey, did someone just say ‘the new Barons’?
Just don’t tell the kids on Bayswater Road.
Melt Bar Cheat Sheet
What: Late-night cocktail bar Melt extends license to 5am
Where: 12 Kellet Street, Kings Cross, NSW
What: Intimate, funky cocktail bar with eclectic mix of music and DJs
Who: Friendly creative professionals and boho locals
When: Tues – Thursday 10pm to late; Fri & Sat 10pm – 5am; Sunday 11pm – 5am
Why: Because there’s more to the Cross than strip clubs and bad pizza.
By Georgia Clark