drinks, plates & whiskey till late

Cocktail & whiskey bar IN

northcote, melbourne

we’re a fun, safe and socially inclusive neighbourhood bar that pride ourselves on quality drinks in a warm environment. whether you’re looking for a quick wine or beer after work, cocktails & snacks with mates before a gig, or even a solo whiskey discovery session, we’ve got you covered till late.


we love exceptional booze, but firstly we're a no fuss sort of place, if you need a schooner of lager, a glass of grenache, a cosmo without any weird looks from the bartender, a perfectly executed gin martini or rare whiskey by the half pour, we'd love to have you join us and are always up for a good time.



wednesday & thursday 5pm - 12am

friday 5pm - 1am

saturday 2pm - 1am

sunday 2pm - 11pm

if we’re open, so is the kitchen.


we don't take bookings in the front bar, but we have a courtyard with large tables that you can reserve for tables of 10 plus.


for bigger occasions, you can book the whole courtyard with space for up to 50 people, there’s even a second bar we can set up out back if you want your own bartender. we’re happy to consult on a drink’s menu for the night with bespoke cocktails, wine, tap beer & whiskey options to choose from.


We just need a little notice, shoot us an email and we can have a chat about making your occasion extra special.



if you're into whiskey or you want to be, leave your deets here and we'll reach out with info on upcoming events.

goodwater acknowledges the traditional custodians of the place we call melbourne, the people of the woiwurrung nation and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.