Ok, so I’ll own up to being a huge fan of Union Electric, even before it had a rooftop and was a laneway bar tucked away in Chinatown. A true engineering feat meant they added a rooftop to float over the original ground floor bar. And the rooftop Gin Garden was born!
Drinks at Union Electric are often rum focused (downstairs) or gin focused (upstairs in the garden).
Not sure what to order? Maybe kick off with a Lola cocktail, an award-winning combination of Coco Lopez Coconut Cream, ginger, pineapple, Pierre Ferrand Curacao and Bombay Sapphire Gin. With a little freshly ground black pepper to finish. My other favourite at Union Electric is the Sample pale ale on tap.
These guys are real Melbourne hospitality professionals and offer exceptional drinks and service. And they rock Hawaiian shirts like no one else. They took out Victorian Bar of the Year at Bartender Magazine awards 2019, so it’s not just my opinion.