There’s a little place in Fitzroy that makes the best milkshakes in this part of the world, in my humble (but correct) opinion. What I like most this little place is that I really have to work to get my milkshake and I have the option to play sport while I enjoy my milkshake as to work out all those extra calories I really didn’t need, but desperately wanted.
Red Triangle is the name, and pool is the game. You may have known about this dimly lit pool hall located on Argyle Street off Brunswick Street since it’s been up and running since 1977. If I had to guess I would say they have never undergone a big makeover; It’s all part of the charm though.
If you haven’t made your way up those 3 unsteady flights of wooden stairs, wondered if that closed door is the right one, and commented to your date (great place of a date!) (if you’re good at pool) how cool the oversized chess board to your right is then you must go*!
Going to a place like Red Triangle may seem intimidating, or at least it was for me. I thought I needed a leather vest with my initials on it, a smoking habit or to be cast in Sons of Anarchy. What a silly girl I was to think that! The interior fits that setting, but the people inside surely don’t! The staff is friendly and encouraging. If you are a beginner at pool, they will help you pick out the best table, stick size for you, and give you some hot tips. They also don’t get annoyed with me when I take 3 minutes longer than everyone else to choose my milkshake flavor. And I thank them for that because it’s a hard decision which you do not want to get wrong. Tiramisu, Hot Jam Donut, Cherry Ripe, Snickers, Twix. I mean, that’s a tough bunch of options to choose from.
I’ve gone with the snickers milkshake every single time so far, but I swear one of these days I’ll try something different. Probably on our next rainy day date, which cross my fingers is coming soon. The weather is on board for Monday… Jack?
* It’s probably best to go of a cloudy rainy day as you will truly be seeing no light. The windows are covered with black fabric. But! definitely still pop in on a sunny day because they do take away milkshakes!
110 Argyle St, Fitzroy, Melbourne
Open 12pm – 2pm every single day of the year (impressive!)