Past Meetup

Mingle @ Dogs Bar, St Kilda on a Sunday



Dog's Bar is a wine bar with a quirkly & interesting wine list, offering small / share plate menu of local, seasonal ingredients, runs an arts program to give up-and-coming filmmakers, writers, performers a leg up, puts on live music because we believe music makes the world go round and we get involved in our community because we believe in giving something back..


Dog's Bar is, at it's core, a wine bar. The wine list has a focus on bio-dynamic & organic wines, single vineyard wines and above all else the winemaker & viticulturalist and how they grow their grapes and make their wine. The list has undergone change recently to provide 100 wines, each one having a story to tell behind the wine in the glass. There will be wine events every Tuesday from February with Max Allen hosting and sometimes playing Devil's Advocat! Our craft beers and ciders also show off the talents of local brewers & cider makers who make small quantities with an extra dashing of love thrown in.


Dog's Bar offers small & share plate dishes that go well with wine. We use the best quality ingredients, more often than not, delivered by the farmer who grew them.

Whether you want to nibble on some Mt Zero olives, share a plate of free range chicken wrapped in proscuitto, a lobster tail, whitebait dusted with Paprika or a bowl of duck fat roasted potatoes, you will be able to snack for lunch or share a few dishes with friends for dinner, while tasting great wines & craft beers. There's a story behind every dish and we're happy to share the story with you.


For the best part of 12 years Dog's Bar has been developing an arts-centric event program. With regular visual arts shows, storytelling nights, short film screenings, cabaret shows, comedy nights, doco screenings & more. Dog's Bar has been became involved in Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2003, Melbourne Int'l Comedy Festival in 2004, started our own short film screenings, St Kilda SHORTS in 2004, started cabaret & comedy shows in 2008, was invited to bring Dog's Tales, our own author presented story-telling nights, to Melbourne Writers Festival in 2010. We've shown the work of over 225 visual artists since 2009 with our regular shows.


Dog's Bar has been running Sunday night bands for almost 12 years and in 2011 that program became nightly live music. With Mondays offering a creative night of local singer-songwriter talent, through to Thursday Blues, Friday soul & funk and Sunday jazz, swing & some good old rock'n roll.