Sister of Society’s owner and manager Frazer is very clear about what he wanted to achieve with this moderately sized, funky bar on Chapel St.
Under a hazy red led light glow from the very appealing SOS light on the wall, he explains that he wanted to create a place where you could get good quality food and cocktails in trendy Chapel St, without feeling like you had to bring out your best clothes and fancy shoes- you can head there in jeans and a nice tee for drinks and dinner with friends, or to start off the night before heading out. Brought together by a team that runs several of Melbourne’s hottest nightlife spots, this is a fresh and welcomed establishment to the area that aims to offer a more laid-back alternative to start the night casually for party animals, or end the night for those of us who don’t always want to party on.
This bar and eatery on trendy Chapel St ticks a few different boxes, and in its second week of opening when I visited, was ticking them very well.
Food-wise, the offerings are vast and exciting. Featuring an ex-Mamasita chef, SOS houses an eclectic mostly Asian inspired menu that creatively uses baseball terms to describe it. The offerings range from snacks (first base) all the way through to larger plates designed to share (home run). From tacos, to seafood, to lighter options such as the delectable watermelon and haloumi, there is a dish to match any appetite. The menu has managed to stay on trend with some Melbourne’s current ‘musts’ for food- sharing food, decent serving sizes and the continued embracing of fusion cuisine.And, for those of you prefer something a little less elegant with your Friday night beer, SOS understands that sometimes you just want ‘dude food’. Be sure to check the ‘off the menu’ ‘Cheeseburger Pizza’… it won’t disappoint either! Dessert is also a treat worth indulging in at SOS. With a delectable ice cream sandwich (that trust me, you don’t want to share), a creative take on a tiramisu with ‘beeramisu’, and a waffle dish that will give you all those comfort food feelings, by the end of dinner you will feel like you have hit a home run.
If you are looking for somewhere on Chapel St to enjoy a balance of sophistication with an enjoyable casual vibe, along with a dynamic food and cocktail menu, this may just be your new sister.
Please note: Foodie Melbourne dined as a guest of Sister of Society, but all opinions are genuine.
Have a delicious day,