Bad Frankie

Bad Frankie

Fitzroy, VIC 3065
Member since 2015

  • 63 Classes
  • 749 Students
  • 69 Reviews


Bad Frankie is an Australian-inspired local spirits and jaffle bar located in Fitzroy, Melbourne. It serves a range of Australian spirits, wines, beers, ciders and a selection of delicious jaffles.

Want to learn more about our marvellous Australian spirits? Join a Bad Frankie Master Class!

Who is Bad Frankie? 

Bad Frankie is named after the infamous Governor of Van Diemen’s Land, John Franklin, who outlawed small pot stills in the early 19th Century. Unfortunately, this law was written into national law when the country was federated.

It wasn’t until 150 years later when the ‘grandfather of Australian spirits’ Bill Lark overturned the law and had started to produce his own whisky. From Bill, the industry has expanded exponentially and continues to do so into a range of Australian spirits, whiskey, gin, vodka, liqueurs and so on.

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4.8 (69 reviews)
17 April 2021โ€ขIntoxicating with Max Allen
Absolutely loved every minute of the 2 hours. Loved the history, the stories and laughs. Great venue with just the right sized venue and number of attendees. Fun and friendly group
25 November 2019โ€ขRum Chat: Sugar Cane v. Molasses
Great venue, great people and delicious Rum! Learnt some new things on the process of distilling rum in a friendly and encouraging group. Nice work Seb ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
25 November 2019โ€ขRum Chat: Sugar Cane v. Molasses
Always great events that encourage education and discussion around distilled spirits, especially those made in Australian.
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Refund Policy

Bad Frankie requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. ย Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Bad Frankie to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Bad Frankie or organised by Bad Frankie must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Bad Frankie.


I agree to give Bad Frankie unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Bad Frankie classes and events or on Bad Frankie's premises. (For use of Bad Frankie marketing materials).


Bad Frankie requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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