Behind the Bar at The Purple Emerald

Updated: May 27, 2020

The first in our series of short stories behind the scenes at local businesses. We talk to Phil at The Purple Emerald about how this function venue and cocktail bar became an Italian kitchen. Meet Phil, Lucy, Nonna and Eduardo; the team dishing out lasagne and cocktails to Darebin residents during lock-down. If you think cocktail home delivery should be an ongoing service, the guys at The Purple Emerald are way ahead of you!

From Flinders to High Street Northcote

The Purple Emerald's outdoor tables were floorboards at the bar's first location on Flinders Lane for 16 years. The original bar is also now in place at their High Street Northcote location where it has been for the past 8 years. Since arriving they have developed a community of locals and regulars who support this family business and are now a well recongised part of the streetscape.

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