The Sound Garden is the quirky new bar and restaurant set to be the companion to the new Fortitude Music Hall.
The 800-plus capacity venue will be a casual open bar and restaurant with outdoor dining along Brunswick Street’s footpath, by day. But by night, Mantle Group chief executive Arj Rupesinghe says The Sound Garden’s other personality, as an edgy inner-city bar emerges.
“This is the perfect place to get warmed up before a gig, or for a casual night out with friends,” Rupesinghe told The Urban Developer.
Head chef Deniz Coskun will be the master of the kitchen, with a menu presenting timber grills, house smoked meats and seafood, alongside share dishes pre, post and beyond a music gig.
The Sound Garden will be housed within a large two-storey restaurant space, designed by architect Hogg and Lamb, characterised by a central tree-filled void.
“A balcony overlooking the Brunswick Street Mall makes for an ideal place to cool down with a few drinks under the stars after a noisy gig,” Rupesinghe adds.
The Brunswick street site was also acquired by a private entity led by Hutchies chairman Scott Hutchinson.
Hungry music lovers will have to wait one more year however, Rupesinghe says The Sound Garden will open its dining doors July 2019.