Melbourne‘s Imperial Hotel has transformed their rooftop into the Vertic Alley – a magical pop-up bar for the budding witch, wizard, and super duper keen muggle. Need we say more?
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently running at The Princess Theatre so this very much makes sense. Part One is a solid two hours and 40 minutes and Part Two is another two hours and 35 minutes so if you’re keen to smash out both parts in one day but need a snack and solid drink between them, Vertic Alley sounds like the place to be.
Also, it takes about a minute to get to the Imperial from Princess Theatre so lock it in.
According to Imperial’s website, the booths of their rooftop have been transformed into six magical stores. You have The Owlery, Spring St Spell Books, Impossible Feats of Trickery, Bourke St Wands, Wills & Burke, and the WIZPAC Bank. Each booth holds about 10 to 20 people so get tagging. Plus, if you’re keen to make an arvo/night out of it, you can book a booth and treat yourself to the Vertic Alley’s platter options.
Speaking of which, Vertic Alley has a fine range of potions available like Liquid Luck (Fireball, vodka, orange & sparkling wine), the delicious sounding True Love Potion (pomegranate liqueur, hippocampus, raspberry gin, and sparkling wine), Pumpkin Juice (Fireball, orange juice, pumpkin juice), and Truth Serum (Rosemary infused gin, lavender, and lemon juice.)
On the menu, you can dig into treats like Bezeors (pea and mozzarella arancini), Gilliweed tacos, and for dessert Siriusly Black ice cream.
SWIPE, SWIPE, SWIPE.
That butter beer looks damn good.
Vertic Alley opens seven days a week, 11am until late.
Learn more about the magical rooftop, HERE.
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Image: Imperial Hotel