Welcome To Borsch,Vodka & Tears

Borsch, Vodka and Tears is a Melbourne institution currently celebrating 22 years at the colourful end of Chapel Street. Styled after a Kraków cellar bar, Borsch is a romantic Bohemian enclave, the home of the Green Faery, an ode to a hazy and debauched bygone world. We specialise in Polish vodka, vodka-centric interpretations of classic and modern cocktails, authentic wormwood absinthe, Eastern European beers, contemporary Polish dishes and late night fun times.

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Recommendations Takeaway Cocktail

All your favourites available from 12:30pm on weekends and from 5pm Tuesday - Friday.
All our takeaway cocktails are made to order, come as a double serve and come with all the garnishes - all you need is a chilled glass at home to enjoy.

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We combine traditional cooking techniques with local ingredients creating dishes that are authentic to both their Polish origins and Melbourne setting. The majority of our dishes are deliberately vegetarian or vegan, and we welcome customers with food sensitivities. Our food is best shared with a vodka or two.

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Our Finest Drinks Vodka is the typical accompaniment to any Polish meal and we invite you to sample our extensive and surprising list

In addition, we offer craft beer, Australian wines, coffee, a variety of creative non-alcoholic options and the best Bloody Mary on Chapel Street. Just don’t ask us for tequila or scotch!

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173 Chapel Street
Windsor, Melbourne 3181