“Dry Zone”… No More!

“Dry Zone”… No More!

It would appear as though Boroondara is no longer a ‘dry-zone’! You may have noticed a few new wine bars and breweries popping up lately in the local area. Since Covid restrictions have eased and we’ve returned back to ‘the new normal’, the beloved local cafes and restaurants have welcomed back diners, but along with the old favourites a new kind of establishment is helping get the social groove back.

In 2021, we welcomed Deeds Brewing in Glen Iris, the Running Postman Wine Bar and the Greenhart Wine Bar in Camberwell. Ashburton is still yet to have its own ‘local’, but it won’t be long until the refreshments are flowing with Two Doors Brewing and the Odyis Bar set to open in 2022.

The dry zone in Boroondara dates back to the 1800s and the beginning of European Settlement in Victoria. Despite some local residents’ opposition to the changes, new laws have seen the license application process come into line with the rest of Victoria.

In an area that ticks most boxes- plenty of greenery, excellent transport options and great schools, the vibrant nightlife box has been left unchecked. But no longer, the Shiraz sippers and the Gin guzzlers can now rejoice!

Being a small business ourselves, we whole-heartedly understand the importance of supporting small local businesses, particularly as we all recover from years of pivoting and uncertainty. Now that things are returning to normal, it is SO exciting to see some fresh new places to meet, eat and drink, in our own area!