Lucky Coq is a popular venue on Chapel st and has a great ambience in an iconic building. Come here for drinks and value pizzas and hot dogs. You can have a big night out at a bargain price. It is not a classy French restaurant as the name might suggest although there is a coq mounted at the bar. In fact its more a cheap eat sort of venue.
The fit out is quirky with walnut matted colour roof, bar with retro panelling, a florr that looks like something out of the 80s, metallic creations along with bikes hanging from the ceiling, and grundy and retro furniture.
The windows are large with chunky frames but much of the place is dimly lit.
Much of the talk is around the $4 deals on hot dogs and pizzas. To be honest this place was full of students during the lunch time I visited. I'm sure you could survive the next global financial crisis by coming here.
I tried a Canadian hot dog which had crispy bacon and maple syrup. It is one of the more popular hot dogs. I enjoyed it although I wouldn't say its Melbourne's best. The bun wasn't special but I enjoyed the crispy bacon around plenty of maple syrup.
The syrup was also on the outside of the dog so I got syrup all over my hands as I ate it.
Most people were ordering the pizza which is great value considering they are normally around $10. The deal is for a certain time during the day.
It's good to know about these kind of places when you need them. With funky music playing you can have a great time without breaking the budget.