Drewery Lane is another of Melbourne city alleys that runs between Lonsdale Street and LaTrobe St, close to Swanston St. On first inspection it is a very mundane alley that appears to have primary service function in terms of deliveries and rubbish collection.
However, Drewery Lane is also the home of Baroq House, a home for the fashion elite in Melbourne - a place where world-class DJs rub shoulders with footballers and platinum blondes. Like those parties you see in the movies there are flowers and extras (known in the industry as 'warm props').
Some may find the quality of Baroq's patrons somewhat questionable, but what is beyond question is the place's dedication to luxury: Decked in tropical rainforest wood, faux pillars that reach for the ceiling hung with sparkling chandeliers and billowing curtains, and square kilometres of flocked wallpaper.
It's truly a palace of opulence and the prices fo the cocktails remind you of it (how about a $40 fot he Patron Margarita - Patron Anejo tequila and Citronge liqueur shaken with lime juice and gomme, or if your tastes are more expensive, how about the $150 Dom Perignon Champagne Cocktail - a bitters-soaked sugar cube and Hennessy Paradis Extra Cognac topped with Dom Perignon?). Their website is worth a look.
Other little lanes branch off Drewery Lane and they are filled with interesting graffiti.
This post is part of Lesley's Signs, Signs meme.