The after-work drinks experience has often been compared to animals venturing to the watering hole. In place of animals are an abundance of workers, descending upon the closest bar or pub for a well-deserved drink or two.
Docklands’ new Hightail Bar takes the idea of a watering hole to the next level, and is sure to impress.
Catering to the huge number of workers in the surrounding offices, the pub provides two bars in the huge space, with a capacity of 950 people. You’re spoiled for choice with the food on offer, from the likes of Belle’s Hot Chicken, Super Taco, and Mr. Burger. And of course, the alcohol is plentiful. Alongside the three mini-restaurants, the bar serves local wines by the glass and 16 easy-drinking beers poured from 64 taps, some of which are dedicated to cocktails.
Hightail occupies the ground level of the four-tower office complex at the western end of Collins Street. It’s a spin-off of Welcome to Thornbury – a beer garden where the central bar is surrounded by six rotating food trucks.
“We thought, we obviously can’t get food trucks into the building, so how can we do this a bit differently,” says Daragh Kan, one of Hightail’s owners.
The space – designed by Technē Architecture and Interior Design – is described as a “journey through texture, colour and form” and takes inspiration from a book by author Graeme Base, titled The Waterhole – a story full of lush illustrations. Animal prints, leather, woodgrain and bark and a palette of greens, blues and browns evoke the natural world in the centre of the concrete jungle.
The vibrant new addition to the neighbourhood has quickly become a new favourite amongst locals & workers alike! You can even hightail it out of the office for “Happy Hour” between 3.30pm and 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Docklands
(Enter via Batmans Hill Drive)
Mon-Fri: 11am till late & Sat: 12pm till late