A few years ago, when talk about the Siglo Bar surfaced, anticipation was high and we waited to see.
But with the hype fulfilled, it was worth the wait.
Talk about making the most of your assets, the Siglo bar has hit the jackpot on so many levels and a big tick to the foresight of the owners and the confidence shown in their product.
It takes a little work to get to Siglo but the effort is whorthwhile…
Up, up, up…
Enter through the unmarked black door which leads to the Supper Club, (also well worth a visit) head up the stairs and be personally met and greeted. Head to the back of the room, through the iron and glass door and thenup another set of stairs.
In the main, Siglo is an outdoor terrace set on the roof of the Supper Club but it’s a fantastic use of a space unseen for many years.
Firstly, there’s the unbelievable view over Victoria’s Parliament House building, beautifully floodlit at night. Then on an adjoining wall there’s is the magnificent mural for the adjacent Princess Theatre which was painted in the 20’s and has been hidden from public view for almost eight decades. All of this and the ability to capitalise on the outstanding reputation of the iconic Supper Club bar.
The selection of wines, drinks, small meals, tasting plates, nibblies and cigars at Siglo, makes you want to stay awhile and just try a little bit of everything. Service is excellent and the outdoor furniture adds to the relaxed feel. While it relies a bit on fine weather (something that is questionable in Melbourne even on an hourly basis), there’s still enough opportunities throughout the year to take advantage of this outdoor experience. And if the night air gets chilly, then simply pick a spot under one of the many braziers, move to one of the inside tables or even downstairs to one of the comfy couches.
This is definitely a Melbourne venue that will be with us from long time to come, perfect for locals to enjoy or for showing off our fine city, to visitors.
Siglo Bar, Top Floor, Supper Club, 161 Spring St, Ph: 9654 6300