Father and son Michiel and Konrad de Ruyter wanted to open a bar, cafe and, most importantly – a live-music venue. After a seven year hunt for the right property, a lease opened up at a perfect spot on Lyric Lane (a small side-street off Guildford Road). Best of all? They didn’t even need to think of a name.
The result is a casual bar and eatery, featuring a 170-capacity concert space. It’s suitable for both standing and seated gigs from rock to acoustic.
Lyric Lane has eight independently owned beer taps featuring local breweries including (Metricup brewery) Beerfarm, Colonial and Nail. Konrad previously oversaw the wine list at The Raffles Hotel, so customers can expect a well-curated selection with lots of Australian bottles including some funky stuff to keep things interesting.
Comprising small plates, main meals and sharing plates, the lunch and dinner menu covers everything from burgers and fish and chips to more creative dishes such as brussels sprouts with green curry. Coffee is from local roaster Kaltiva and a burger-style breakfast menu is offered on weekends.