Architecton

Location:
Anderson Street, Yaraville

Commissioned:
2010

Awards / Publications:

This site was once the barbershop where Jim Gridas got his hair cut as a kid. Now it houses Barkley Johnson, a wine bar and deli named to honour Gridas’ dog.

To combat the lack of space, there’s street-side seating and a handful of tables in the compact courtyard at the back. It’s communal and all the better for it.

 

Material
Palette

Exposed brick peeks through plaster walls and a reclaimed timber bar.

The venue’s other wall is covered in end-to-end shelves and stacked with bottles of wine, quality spirits, charcuterie and other deli goodies.

A wide range of gin and single-malt whiskies.

The wine list is 180 names long.