I’m with my friend, Belinda, on Little Bourke Street in the Chinatown area in Melbourne, Australia.
We make a turn off the street, and as I’m being led down a poorly-lit grungy alley with the sight of waste containers to the side, pools of stagnant water on the pavement, and the faint yet distinct smells of rotting food, I can’t help but wonder into what I’ve got myself now.
“Don’t worry,” she said.
“Famous last words,” I groused, only half-kidding.
At the end is a sign, indicating that there’s something here: a place to have a drink, or to come face-to-face with an ugly demise.
There are flasks, beakers, and tubing; old chemistry lab benches like high-school of old. And that’s where we’re going to prop ourselves after we fetch our drinks!
While the Croft Institute might appear like a Dr. Evil science-lab gone mad, in truth the only dangerous thing here are the beautifully delicious drinks.
Where to go:
The Croft Institute is located at the end of Croft Alley, off Little Bourke Street in Melbourne’s Chinatown.
Disclosure: No Connection, Unpaid, My Own Opinions. I have not received any compensation for writing this content and I have no material connection to The Croft Institute. Thanks to Belinda Richardson who kindly led me to some of her favourite bars in Melbourne’s CBD. I made the photos on 27 August 2012. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-2Vf.