Underneath one of Melbourne’s best steakhouse’s lies Puza Bar – a modern twist on the traditional African watering hole. Boasting a selection of uniquely blended cocktails alongside single malts, classic bourbons, boutique wines and sparkling varieties from around the globe, Puza Bar brings an unpretentious sophistication to the late-night eats scene. Their carefully curated menu is the perfect place for after-work drinks, date night or some deep conversation over a fine whisky.
On arrival, settle into one of the intimate circular lounges and let one of the expert bartenders talk you through their cocktail list. The African Moon or a Jozi Groni cocktail comes highly recommended, but neither would be complete without some small plates on the side: think artisanal cheese platters, cured meats and traditional South African snacks.
Named after the Zulu word for ‘drink’, Puza Bar has adopted the traditional South African past-time known as ‘Puza Thursday’ – a weekly celebration in South Africa marking the unofficial start to the weekend. Never ones to need too much of an excuse to drink, Melbournians will undoubtedly appreciate the extensive beverage menu.
Situated beneath The Meat & Wine Co dining lounge in Chadstone Shopping Centre, Puzu Bar is a must-visit for locals and out-of-towners looking for an intimate and relaxed venue to wind-down and explore a range of unique cocktails and small plates.