St Kilda’s first beachside cocktail and lounge bar Captain Baxter opened with a flurry of cocktail shakers, sharable gourmet treats, free live music, a pulsating atmosphere and unmatched ocean views - and is now regarded as one of Melbourne’s hot new venues this summer. The venue is named after one of St Kilda’s founding fathers, Captain Benjamin Baxter. The co-owners have taken his story and morphed it into their own, something patrons can explore when they visit. Captain Baxter is an effortless blend of St Kilda’s history and elegant resort styled glamour. Designed by Dana Hutchins of DHDesign, Captain Baxter offers a series of plush spaces. The grand entrance is vibrant with street graffiti by local artist Dan Wenn, depicting a superhero Captain Baxter wrestling a giant squid. Once inside, the elegant bar is long and lean offering booth seating, art-deco detailing, marble and bronze finishes and a fashionable colour palate. Floor to ceiling windows bring the beach indoors and a sensational resort styled outdoor space is flush with sun, ocean views, refreshing sea breeze and its very own cocktail bar.