A historic St Kilda church hall has being transformed into a twelve-tap bar with a food trucks, private mezzanine and a secret antique room, and the best bit is your four-legged friends can join in the fun! Welcome to Trinity St Kilda.
Located at the St Kilda end of Chapel street, the former Holy Trinity Church Hall established in 1925 has been a gathering place for the local community for many years. Now, owner Matt Nikakis is carrying on its legacy with a spectacular new venture that is welcoming to everyone.
The interior has undergone a full renovation including the addition of lush deep green booths, copper beer tanks (with fresh Carlton draught), and a deep wrap-around bar that spans the length of the main hall. Meanwhile, the church hall’s original hardwood trusses and windows have been restored to peak condition.
Up some stairs in what was once a community performance space is now a private mezzanine with its own separate bar – perfect for special private events. The large window-lined room has views into Trinity’s main entrance as well as the bluestone façade of Holy Trinity Church, which sits just behind the venue on the same block. Also at the rear is a smaller courtyard and designated kid’s play area, featuring a 1960s wooden ski boat nestled in the sand pit.During Trinity’s grand launch party my plus one and I got to experience a taste of what is to come with delicious classic cocktails and food (check out their pornstar martini spritz!). Melbourne Drag/Performance art royalty The Huxleys were also there to glam up the space, strutting down the halls and posing with guests in bright red skin tight shiny one-pieces and red lip helmets.
On the decks for the day was Mr. McClelland’s of Finishing School fame. It was great to have such a Melbourne icon playing for us, and from the looks of the venue we’d expect pretty fun tunes most weekends.
In addition to twelve tap beers, the bar menu will has a wide selection of Australian wines and cocktails, plus an expansive range of non-alcoholic options. It’s great to see how many Melbourne bars are embracing zero or low-alcohol options.
The converted AirStream caravan sitting out front will now work as a functioning food truck, offering a range of burgers and bar bites. The rest of the spacious front courtyard is reserved for two other food trucks which will alternate nightly. There’s plenty of outdoor seating for those warmer Melbourne days also.
With a 300 person capacity and fur (and human) babies more than welcome to join in, Trinity is poised to become a landmark St Kilda venue.
– The Plus Ones
Trinity St. Kilda is now open at 2 Brighton Rd, St Kilda (corner of Chapel Street & Brighton Road). Find out opening hours and which food trucks will be visiting by checking their social media.
This is an accessible venue.