Melbourne is now home to a bar 100% dedicated to everyone’s favourite balding, slightly pathetic middle aged man…the one and only George Costanza.
Acting as an extended Festivus present, Fitzroy will surely be seeing the benefits of the summer of George, with the venue only just opening its doors to the public. The bar will feature food and drink items named after Costanza and the rest of the Seinfeld gang, and will also boast a strong Costanza visual influence…let’s just hope there are no toupee’s or velvet-draped seats in sight.
Appropriately dubbed George’s Bar, the venue co-owner and operator Dave Barret told Fairfax media “We came up with the name George’s and worked backwards, concept themeing it. George Costanza suits a bar in a lot of ways. The humour around George works.”
“So at the moment we’ve got our toasties menu which has items like The Art Vandalay, The Costanza and The Mom and Pop. We’re still finalising the cocktail menu but it will be similar.”
“We’ll be continually doing things and layering the theme. When you walk in, the two front doors have two George’s quotes ‘It’s not a lie if you believe it’ and ‘Everyone must like me, I must be liked. Theres a whole bunch of autographed photos I’ve bought that are all in transit, that will all get added to as well.”