Named George’s Bar, the venue will feature autographed items, Seinfeld paste ups and a toastie and cocktail menu tailored around jokes from the iconic series.
Co-owner and operator Dave Barrett told Fairfax Media the idea came him because “we really like Seinfeld”.
“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,” said Barrett who also owns Fitzroy’s Laundry Bar.
“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.”
Visually, the bar will also have a strong Costanza flavour .
“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.”
“One guy contacted me last night who lives in Melbourne and who is in the middle of eight different George Costanza paintings. We are talking about doing a show with him.”