Alexandria's latest drinking hole to join the flourishing food and wine scene is the effortlessly cool Bar No.5. The light-filled, converted warehouse is nestled away in a quiet suburban area of the inner-city suburb. But as soon as you step inside the industrial space, you're transmuted to a lively, bustling pub.

An industrial Alexandria warehouse has transformed into a hip bar

Whilst sitting back and relaxing to the live music, try one of the exciting and unique cocktails (our pick is the strawberry fizz: vodka, balsamic vinegar, lemon, and egg white) or choose from the generous selection of rotating draught beer on tap. And in terms of the food menu, well it's a good enough excuse to visit Bar No.5 alone. The menu includes a variety of entrees, salads, small plates like slow cooked pulled lamb shoulder, buttermilk fried chicken and bigger sharing plates like Scott fillet and spiced whole chicken.   

An industrial Alexandria warehouse has transformed into a hip bar

The bar also has a unique approach to recycled waste. "There are three elements to the new menu, which will be in motion within the coming months," says owner Alex O'Brien to Broadsheet."The first is to maintain closed-loop bar tending, which revolves around reduced waste mentality. We can use left-over skin from lemon and limes and re purpose them for soft drinks, syrups and vinegar's. It's incredible; we've managed to completely get rid of a general waste bin now." 

Bar No.5 is open wednesdays- Sundays, 11.30am - late. 

An industrial Alexandria warehouse has transformed into a hip bar