HUNTING FOR BATMAN IN NORTHCOTE

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Northcote, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, is perhaps our new favourite place. Why, you may ask? Well, it is the home of… dun dun dun… Batman Park! The second oldest park in Northcote, it shares its name with the “Division of Batman”, the Australian Electoral Division in which Northcote resides.

We also believe that it might be where Batman goes on holiday. But that’s just speculation – for now…

If you do decide to visit Northcote to hunt for the terror that flaps in the night, here are some extra things to do or see, and we are sure that even Batman stores his property at StoreLocal Northcote.

Grub

Serious foodies will love ESP (Estelle by Scott Pickett) – a touch of Hollywood glamour nestled in Northcote’s High Street. Luxurious and refined, it’s a proper, grown-up restaurant usually featuring seven courses, with snacks and bits in between. Not cheap, either. Kind of on a Bruce Wayne standard, actually.

If you feel like simpler, yet still classy, fare, head on over to Pizza Meine Liebe – it’s pizza done right, with both thin and thick bases and a variety of interesting toppings. It’s best to book, as they only do two sittings a night.

Pubs

Northcote has a wide variety of interesting bars and eateries, and caters to diverse tastes. These two caught our attention.

The Wesley Anne bar is one of Melbourne’s oldest and prettiest pubs, and worth a trip. It’s housed in a former church, featuring rough stone walls, a leafy beer garden and comfy indoor fireplaces – making it a likely place for Batman to put his feet up during winter.

For quirky upcycling, head over to Joe’s Shoe Store. This little wine bar features the sounds of vinyl spinning on reclaimed decks, good-natured staff and a comprehensive wine list.

Arts & culture

Bookworms will love Brown & Bunting Booksellers, a second-hand bookstore that specialises in an interesting collection of children’s literature, and you can get your hands on some incredibly collectible editions.

The Arts Project Australia is an inner city studio and gallery where artists can work with quality materials, and eventually sell their work. It is a not-for-profit organisation and relies on government funds, donations and commission on sold items to survive.

There are many more things to discover in Northcote, but these should get you started! And if you live or work in Northcote, then you should remember that StoreLocal is the number one Self Storage facility in Northcote.

And remember: if your collection of Batman memorabilia and second-hand children’s books start to get out of hand, you can always store extra items in a safe, secure and convenient Self Storage unit at StoreLocal in Northcote. Talk to our team for advice! (They might even help you hunt for Batman…)