The crew behind Northbridge’s 399 Bar have converted a dingy, late night pool hall into a capacious and ornate watering hole. The vast space has been filled with elegant yet mismatched couches, heavy, timber tables and leather chairs that would belong in a smoking room of yesteryear. Down the back a single pool table remains, paying homage to the previous establishment.
After opening in late 2010, Five has fast become a popular meeting place on Friday and Saturday nights, with bright young things stopping by for a few bevvies before heading out on the town. While busy nights might be crowded, Five is never left to become overfilled. But if you’d rather less hustle and bustle, head in on any other night of the week where you can sit back and relax in a more spacious environment.
The drinks list changes, but the staples always remain. Food, too, is on offer here, with a selection of tasty tidbits as well as some more substantial dishes. Again this menu changes quite regularly, but there is always a choice of three, top quality cheeses that are invariably tempting. While not as personal as their Northbridge sibling, Five remains a welcoming environment with a fit out suitable for larger groups and not just intimate gatherings. Claire.