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Grainery Lane is a lavish distillery and cocktail bar offering a curated experience that fondly harks back to a time of true excess and decadence, where bootlegged liquor flowed freely throughout the hallowed halls of secret speakeasies and underground juice joints.

The venue owes its name to the once bustling laneway it sits upon, where grain and malt were sold and milled during Ballarat’s gold rush.

The original 1880s saloon bar found and sourced halfway around the world from Chicago, America, will bring back the glitz and glamour of the city’s goldrush era – think Peaky Blinders meets The Great Gatsby –spanning an entire wall, backdropped by sparkling chandeliers and furniture of the day.

Their gorgeous 400 litre copper still is the heart and if you’re clever enough, you may just happen upon the hidden staircase leading up to their speakeasy where the real fun begins.

Grainery Lane is designed for drinkers and foodies alike. With five locally brewed beers on tap, a generous and eclectic wine and cocktail list, and a beautiful back bar overflowing with carefully curated spirits, you’re spoiled for choice at the bar. If a feed is what you fancy, Executive Chef Scott Alsop’s eclectic menu of south-east Asian and Latin-American style share plates promises to intoxicate your tastebuds, creating the perfect setting for any occasion.

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  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

35 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350






3pm - 11pm


3pm - 11pm


12pm - 11pm


12pm - 11pm


12pm - 6pm

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