West End village bar Loft has found a home set above old brother venue Archive Beer Boutique. A relaxed and considered space, Loft sees exposed brick fraternising with tones of jade and olive, while wooden stools, plush lounges and leather club chairs make up the seating inside. Hanging greenery creates fluidity between inside and the outside deck, which is set above bustling Boundary Street (and lively Archive below). With concoctions inspired by the poisons of choice of wayward artists of the past, the cocktail menu is divided into Fresh, Smoked, Carbonated and Punch varietals. Lightly chilled wines meet craft beers courtesy of the troopers downstairs, while the American-food influence continues with Pork Sliders served with spicy coleslaw among the tasting plates. The gourmet temptations continue with the Crepe & Confit Duck Wraps with Hoisin and Sprout Salad, while the share plates see a classic Ploughman’s mingling with a Seafood Platter of king prawns, seared scallops, pancetta, and beetroot and labna salad.


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