Inky shades and red-striped windows lend this Melbourne bar and eatery an atmosphere that’s somewhere between speakeasy and disco.
Bergman & Co designed the Chapel Street haunt, gifting Studio Amaro a ‘sophisticated 70s vibe’ – evident in its choice of tiled counters, stained cork flooring, plywood panels and yellow corduroy banquettes.
Windows at the Windsor eatery are wrapped in a red filter, which lends the space a perpetual sunset glow that’s emphasised by the use of deep reds and terracottas.
The top floor houses a restaurant, but the disco vibes get more intense in the subterranean bar, where guests can listen to vintage disco and funk records in the moody space. Reminiscent of a listening bar, it’s wrapped in wood panelling and illuminated by an eclectic range of vintage lighting with leather armchairs and seating.
As you’d expect from its name, Studio Amaro serves an extensive selection of herbal liqueurs as well as classic cocktails, antipasti and pasta dishes.