Concrete Boots is Richmond’s new destination for craft beer, cocktails and bar food in the heart of Burnley Street.
The name refers to the old local history, when criminals on the run ended up in the Yarra River sporting ‘concrete boots’. The front door of the venue is even tarnished with bullet holes from outlaw Squizzy Taylor.
Setting up shop in an old jazz club, the owner and Richmond local, Andrew Reed was intent on breathing new life into an area of Burnley Street that has been neglected for too long. Reed says, “We wanted to bring something a bit different to this part of Richmond. Our plan is for locals to be able to enjoy seriously good food and drinks in their own neck of the woods”.
Concrete Boots champions all things local. Victorian wines populate the menu and there is a rotating list of seasonal brews from local breweries across the suburbs and further afield. The food menu is burger centric and a little bit weird – but interesting. There are spam chips (best to try for yourself!) avocado tartare and jalapeno poppers on the snack menu. There is also a kangaroo burger named the ‘Glenrowan’, so hop on down and try it (sorry).
381 Burnley Street,
Richmond VIC 3121