517 Chapel St, South Yarra 3141
Opening hours:
Sun-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-3am

Have you always wanted your own New York-style loft apartment? If you're still saving to buy the real thing, then Katuk can tie you over. Located above Chapel Street, its front room is a little home away from home - literally. With plush leather couches, bookshelves lined with classics and an open fireplace, it looks and feels like something straight out of Wallpaper. The kind of living room we'd all have if we were cast members from Sex and the City/Gossip Girl. Charming as the front room may be, a sunny Melbourne afternoon is an excellent excuse to visit the Moroccan-style rooftop courtyard. You'll find polished floors and leather couches to compliment the views of the bustling street below. But whichever option you go with, you'll need a refreshing drink to complete to fantasy. The beer and wine options may not be mind blowing, but the cocktails menu is pretty extensive. Katuk Passion is the house speciality (passionfruit vodka, limoncello, vanilla vodka, apple, guava and passionfruit juice), but the bar staff are happy to accommodate your whims - wether they appear on the official cocktail list or not. Frequented by young, fashionable professionals, Katuk is a great primer for future home owners - a cocktail bar you can draw interior design inspiration from. Fans of architecture and design will certainly appreciate it.