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Melbourne fairy tale bar opens named Storyville

No matter how old we are, a little bit of magic and excitement is always a welcomed addition to our lives. 

As children we are often told tales of talking rabbits, faraway lands and interesting concoctions, and now you can revisit these as an adult.

A bar in Melbourne, named Storyville, has recently opened its doors. But this fairy tale isn’t for the faint of heart.

Through the Looking Glass: Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s 1871 novel, this mysterious potion comes hidden under a veil of fog and is made up of Vanilla Tea, rum, cream and dry ice

‘Once you have passed through the gateways of StoryVille, you have fallen down the rabbit hole, discovered the lion through the wardrobe, and wandered along the pathways of the enchanted forest,’ the website reads.

The goal behind the quirky bar is to bring everyone’s favourite childhood fairy tales to life, re-imagined in an adult setting.

The bar has whimsical interiors such as colourful mushrooms as lights, a giant mushroom in the Mushroom Palace and cocktails inspired by popular tales. 

The goal behind the quirky bar is to bring everyone's favourite childhood fairy tales to life, re-imagined in an adult setting

The goal behind the quirky bar is to bring everyone's favourite childhood fairy tales to life, re-imagined in an adult setting

The goal behind the quirky bar is to bring everyone’s favourite childhood fairy tales to life, re-imagined in an adult setting

The bar has whimsical interiors such as colourful mushrooms as lights, a giant mushroom in the Mushroom Palace and cocktails inspired by popular tales

The bar has whimsical interiors such as colourful mushrooms as lights, a giant mushroom in the Mushroom Palace and cocktails inspired by popular tales

Mint Julep: (The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925) “Open the whisky, Tom,' she ordered, 'and I'll make you a mint julep. Then you won't seem so stupid to yourself... Look at the mint!”

New York Peach: A nod to Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, this drink is made up of cognac, kirsch, cherry, peach and lemon

Mint Julep: (The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925) “Open the whisky, Tom,’ she ordered, ‘and I’ll make you a mint julep. Then you won’t seem so stupid to yourself… Look at the mint!”

‘Take the dark or light roads, let your soul unwind and unleash your inner mythical being in a place where anything is possible,’ they write. 

The vibrant cocktail concoctions are all influenced by popular literature, which helps to add to the mystical and wonderful experience.

As you sit beneath the towering toadstools in the Mushroom Palace you can sip on a ‘Through The Looking Glass’.

Mr Pilkington’s Neighbour: There is a beverage in honour of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, which features pork-chop-fat washed bourbon, apple liqueur and animal crackers

Mr Pilkington’s Neighbour: There is a beverage in honour of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, which features pork-chop-fat washed bourbon, apple liqueur and animal crackers

Vesper Martini: (Casino Royale, Ian Fleming, 1953) 'Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold and then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. Got it?'

Vesper Martini: (Casino Royale, Ian Fleming, 1953) ‘Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold and then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. Got it?’

Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s 1871 novel Alice Through the Looking Glass, this mysterious potion comes hidden under a veil of fog and is made up of Vanilla Tea, rum, cream and dry ice. 

If this is too sweet for your liking there is a beverage in honour of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, ‘Mr Pilkington’s Neighbour’, which features pork-chop-fat washed bourbon, apple liqueur and animal crackers.

If that isn’t up your alley there is always the ‘New York Peach’, which is a nod to Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach. 

The bar is made up of three main rooms to let your childlike imagination run wild: The Birdcage Booths, The Bookshelf and Narnia

The bar is made up of three main rooms to let your childlike imagination run wild: The Birdcage Booths, The Bookshelf and Narnia

Singapore Sling: (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson, 1971) ‘We had actually been sitting there in the Polo Lounge - for many hours - drinking Singapore Slings with mescal on the side and beer chasers.’

Singapore Sling: (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson, 1971) ‘We had actually been sitting there in the Polo Lounge – for many hours – drinking Singapore Slings with mescal on the side and beer chasers.’

Made up of cognac, kirsch, cherry, peach and lemon this drink is perfect for after James’s journey aboard his peach with all his insect friends.

With many other drinks on the menu they make for the perfect companion as you dance from story to story. 

The bar is made up of three main rooms to let your childlike imagination run wild: The Birdcage Booths, The Bookshelf and Narnia.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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