The Croft Institute
Inconspicuously located down a winding and narrow laneway, navigating your way to The Croft Institute is half the fun. The first of Melbourne’s laneways bars, The Croft Institute spans three floors. The ground floor is styled after an old-school science lab complete with beakers, test tubes, Bunsen burners and all manner of curiosities. Stumble up to the first floor to find yourself in the male and female hygiene departments, which resemble an eerie, abandoned asylum. One floor up you can sit on the bleachers in the gymnasium and dance your heart out to live DJs on Friday and Saturday nights. The Croft Institute also features a custom-designed cocktail list and a boutique wine list.