Strangeloves Wine Bar is a traditional wine bar with a relaxed and calm atmosphere, a place designed for the introverts. There are a million loud and cramped bars that all seem alike however there is only one Strangeloves. Whether you're a couple wanting a romantic date night or a group who prefer to sit and chat without getting harassed by every oddball, this is a place you will feel welcome.
Owners Chris and Nikki are ever present at the bar. Chris has been working in the wine industry for over 10 years in many roles such as Fine Wine Specialist for Penfolds, Wolf Blass, Saltram and many more. He also worked for some smaller wineries owned by the Rathbone family such as Mount Langi Ghiran and Yering Station. From Penfolds recorking clinic and drinking Grange from the 1950's to picking grapes there is not a lot in the Australian wine world that he hasn't seen.
Nikki has a passion for the industry, from working in her family's cafe in Camberwell as a teenager to now owning her own. Nikki has worked in a range of places from Fine Dining restaurants to country style pubs which means she is a professional who can still have a laugh at work. Spirits and cocktails are what Nikki has brought to Strangeloves and with a range of signature cocktails there is something to please even the fussiest.
Strangeloves was conceived in August 2009 with the lovely 1930's building requiring a lot of love to bring it to the warm and comfortable setting it is now. The beautiful building adds a lot of character and challenges at the same time with the bar finally opening in June 2010. Apart from a few additions and seating updates the bar is still the same welcoming place, whether for an after work drink, a first date or a celebration. From christenings to weddings Strangeloves makes it a night to remember.
We serve a few platters of cheeses etc and also welcome BYO food. Inspired by Richmond with great food and small bars they have allowed BYO food since 2002 so we brought the BYO food concept to Moonee Ponds, and surrounded by fantastic restaurants such as Yokoso Japanese, Khao San Road Thai and Meltimi Greek with their great food and our great wine its a perfect night.