Sunday, December 2, 2012

Bar Review: The Lui Bar

Location: Level 55, Rialto Melbourne, VIC 3000
Phone: 03 9691 3888
Link: http://www.vuedemonde.com.au/the-lui-bar
Cuisine: Modern Australian, Bar
Overall Impression: 6/10
It was James’ final day at our work place (OWP). He was moving on to greater opportunities and just a tad too happy about leaving for our liking. Slightly annoyed but also sad that he was leaving, Frank and I decided to reminisce his time at OWP by having a drink at Lui Bar.
We arrived at the Vue de Monde reception, located on the ground floor of the Rialto and expressed our interest in going up to the Lui Bar. Fifty five floors later, we found ourselves at the bar. The fittings are very modern but in the harsh light of day (the Melbourne summer 7pm being akin to the Melbourne winter 2pm), the gold and silver furnishings appeared almost tacky. The famous “clouds” that hovered over the bar looked like dull plastic instead of a funky cloud-like effect.
I can picture how this would look post sun-set though. It would have been incredible.
You can’t argue with the unobstructed view - spectacular.
The pop-up cocktail menu features a wonderful array of interesting concoctions as well as classics, all with beautiful pictures to match.
Complimentary nibbles
James, Frank and I were pleased by the cocktails and drinks we were served at the Lui Bar and we all found the service to be of a high standard. I would certainly recommend paying the Lui Bar a visit for a late night cocktail rendezvous or pre-dinner drinks - just make sure the sun has set or is about to for maximum enjoyment.

The Lui Bar on Urbanspoon

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