Helvetica bar has a very Melbourne setup – located in a laneway off a laneway with no signage. But the atmosphere is lacking. The drinks were fine, but the beige and blue interior coordinated too closely with the attire of the clientele. It was rather blokely when I was there and there was no vibe, no intimacy. As with the pre-Christmas crowd at Andaluz, I could not tell whether its usual audience was in attendance or not. Its website and menu are over designed. Not really my kind of place.
Suit rating – moderate to high.
Beige chino rating – moderate to high.
Anorexic rating – low.