I discovered Bar Ampere totally by accident... A group of friends and I were halfway through a birthday bar-hop when a (vaguely suspicious) bloke in an alley told us to head down Russell Place, where we'd find some nice bars. The six of us bravely soldiered on, huddling close in case we ended up somewhere untoward... and we emerged in one of the coolest bars I've ever seen. Bar Ampere itself looks amazingly classy from the outside, but it's the unattractively named 'Swamp Room that is really intriguing'. Fairy flights floating from the ceiling, not a Shrek insight... Simply magic.
16 Russell Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia