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Melbourne South, Melbourne

Tryst Bar and Lounge

3 Wilson Street, South Yarra
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Nestled away on a side street behind Melbourne's famous Chapel Street is where you’ll find us. Unique in comparison to any other Melbourne nightspot, Tryst Bar & Lounge is housed within the façade of an original Victorian terrace home. Minimally converted, this imaginative set up still retains its homely charm.

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Tryst Bar and Lounge Review

Review by Andrew Bishara

It’s something that most people dream of: having a bar in their own house! Well if your find yourself on Chapel Street, just turn down Wilson Street and there looking like a house, with the front porch and all is Tryst Bar.

Like the name suggests, Tryst is hidden gem – a secret rendezvous. Nestled amongst houses and flats this bar is a fantastic place to kick back, have a drink and dance the night away – all with a homely vibe to it.

Everyone is allowed in (for free I might add); from young people looking to party to corporate groups looking for a catch up. Dress properly (shirt; non-ripped jeans and so forth) and there shouldn’t be a problem getting in.

The Bar and Lounge is set inside a Victorian styled-home. Much like a house, it has its own front porch and by turning left and you’ll find yourself in a lavish and spacious courtyard, filled with chairs and tables to have a rest.

If you’re feeling like you want to party and let loose, walk through the front door and inside you’ll find the bar you’ve been looking for. The bar is situated directly at the entrance (and just to give it a more homely feeling – notice the dish washer underneath the kitchen sink!). Bar prices are average: beers range from $6-$9, as do spirits (tequila, vodka, scotch shots or without shots cost around $9). There is a cocktail menu and they cost $12 to 15 for one.

To the left of the bar, you’ll find the dance floor – and much like house parties, it’s a small dance floor. The music is loud and in such a cosy place, dancing will just come naturally. The DJs seem to be focus on playing the latest hits, everything from Rihanna to Calvin Harris to Neyo. As the night goes on, the music will slowly morph into R’n’B and Hip Hop – you’ll hear some tracks you might know and some you might not.

The dance floor does get awfully packed and crowded quite quickly, so if you’re struggling for air, you can sneak off to back room where there is an array of couches to catch your breath. Tryst is fantastic for this, as well as a place to get down and boogie; it’s a place to relax your tired feet.

Overall Tryst is a fantastic place; its small venue might hamper it, but it’s a great place to spend your Friday and Saturday nights. Might not be well known at the moment, but don’t pass up the opportunity to find this little gem.

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