Hidden away upstairs at Melbourne’s newly-launched The Millswyn and past many curious artworks and the Great Gatsby-like conservatory – Bar 132 is waiting for guests to discover it.
Intentionally snug, the room is decorated with a diamond buttoned, putty-coloured banquette scattered with Moroccan printed cushions and tripod tables. Industrial drop down light and lantern wall scones combine to throw a soft, warm light on the peppercorn green walls. 132 is close and personal.
Tucked away upstairs at The Millswyn in Melbourne is Bar 132, perfect for small groups.
“This bar was born out of a love of the hidden,” says owner Davis Yu, “The name is derived from the space left in The Millswyn’s address 131-133 Domain Road, South Yarra. 132 doesn’t exist then except as an in between space, inside The Millswyn. The perfect handle for a bar that takes as its starting point, the clandestine speakeasy that had its halcyon days in early 21st century America.”
Yu has gathered a potent mixture of mixologists, each bringing his own slant on drink creation. Head barman Ian Riley, flavour purist Chris Stock and Josh Hoff, who cut his teeth in the laboratory of Der Raum together make 132 a discerning drinker’s utopia, without pretension and without gimmicks, where experimentation is grounded in Old World flavours and everyone is treated as equal before the beautiful marble island bar.
Accommodating a select 18 people at a time, the 132 experience is naturally intimate, and perfect for small launches, media events or private events,