Bar Nacional delivers Spanish-style tapas and share plates, craft beers, boutique wines and tap cocktails right at the heart of Collins Square.
The menu features morish dishes like spiced meatballs with smoked tomato, whipped hummus, and fried cauliflower with white gazpacho. Plus a select offering of cheese and meat like Spanish jamon, for sharing over a glass of wine.
A great value two-course worker's lunch ($25) - which might feature roast chicken and corn bomba and Rangers Valley skirt steak with house butter and fries - keeps the corporate masses happy through the day.
Thirsty workers at the end of the week then spill out onto the venue’s large outdoor area with two bars pouring local drops and rotating specials.
The morning crowd get their hit with coffee and house-made pitas and pastries, and of course cult doughnuts every Friday.