A night out in St Kilda at 29th Apartment

On November 20, 2013, in CBD, by Jonno

A new bar has recently opened in St Kilda, called 29th Apartment (re-opened actually). It’s a strange name for a bar, but then we hear it’s a little stranger inside!

It is said that the building once belonged to perhaps St Kilda’s First Lady, Katishe, a lady of no fine repute, but is said to have been the benefactor of many a lonely man (or they were the benefactor!). She is said to have left for New York and the bar is adorned with paintings she made of the city. The decor boasts New York landscapes and a comfy lounge room with an array of games. A raised “fire escape” and Katishe’s bedroom (complete with a NY style bed that folds away to reveal a fireplace and mantle), a bathroom, a bus stop, booth seating outside a hotel and a graffiti-filled dodgy alleyway. There is also a fish tank containing a rather intimate toy, discovered by owners along with Katishe’s self portrait when they bought the space in 2009.

It sounds like a very eclectic mix of styles and the images of the opening do look good. We missed the opening party, but definitely have this bar on our list as “one to visit” next time we hit Melbourne.

The bar provides hot meals, chilled drinks and will be playing your favourite song (OK, this could be subjective!) at 29 Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda, 3182.


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