Commercial Road Public Bar – Opening Soon
We know, we know – Christmas isn’t even here yet and we’re already onto 2020. What can we say? The future is bright! Newstead locals will be recipient of a brand-new neighbourhood bar early next year, when Commercial Road Public Bar opens in mid-to-late January. The brainchild of owner-operator (and member of the Lucky Duck Club crew) Kyle Weir, Commercial Road Public Bar will be a relaxed and informal wine bar focusing on accessibility and local appeal. The 11-year hospitality veteran – who most recently could be seen working at Little Big House in South Bank – is putting customer satisfaction first, with a menu of eats and drinks that offers something for most tastes. Guests can expect a big wine focus, including a strong representation of natural drops, as well as cocktails (including a low ABV range), craft beers and nibbles influenced by European summers (thank pizza, light snacks and larger fare such as pasta and steaks). As for Commercial Road Public Bar’s decor, Kyle is taking a uniquely abstract approach, employing textures and materials commonly unseen in a hospitality setting, applied in subtle ways. The 200sqm space (located behind No. 68 Cafe) will boast space for roughly 65 patrons, and is shaping up to be a go-to haunt for discerning drinkers looking for a top-notch experience outside of The City and The Valley.