#FRIDAYFEELS: COCKTAIL HOUR!
Friday’s in Sydney call for three things – good company, great food and even better COCKTAILS. Now, whether you have had a shitty day at work, or you are just ready to let your hair down, there’s nothing quite like starting the weekend with a few wines or espresso’s with your bestie’s after work. And this is the beauty of #cocktailhour; no matter the drink of choice, it’s about settling in with good friends and catching up over a cold one. So, we thought we would let you in on a few of our favourite watering holes that should be noted for the weekend ahead. Enjoy!
ESPRESSO’S ALL ROUND
TUXEDO, The Rocks
Good news ladies, there’s a new cocktail bar in town dedicated SOLELY to the Espresso Martini lover!
Tuxedo has opened with seven different Martini options. For those ladies who are needing a drink stat and don’t really want to wait for it to be made, you can order an Espresso Martini on right from the tap (it’s also cheaper), but the freshly concocted version uses carefully selected ingredients. “Our base Espresso Martini has Single Origin coffee, vodka and Mr Black [cold-drip coffee liqueur], so it’s super-clean, super-tasty,” says Sweeten. “We’ve also got a dirty Espresso Martini, which uses cold-drip coffee.”
To try something new, a rum-based Espresso Martini with Frangelico and chocolate liqueur, or a sweeter number with amaretto, or the decaf version.
#WINETIME EVERY HOUR
MISTELLE, Double Bay
It’s the drink you never thought you would acquire a taste for when you were young…until you grew up and had a really good glass (or 10) and fell instantly in love with it. Now, unless you’ve been hiding under an alcohol-free rock, then you’ll know that the beverage we’re referring to is wine. And whether you’re a red, white, rosé or sparkling kind of gal, I think we can all agree that there’s nothing better than a glass or two at the end of the day and ahem, a few more on a Friday night!
For the chicest of wine bars, head to Mistelle in Double Bay for it’s French food and elegant setting. This intimate Parisian inspired bistro meets a hint of New York coolness with it’s long brass bar, designed to be big enough to sit for a full meal, or just a cocktail, and watch the bartenders work. Wine in hand, this is the perfect spot for girl’s night followed by a kick on amongst Double Bay’s nightlife.
DELLA HYDE, Darlinghurst
Being right amongst the cooler seasons of the year, we are needing to swap our sun kissed skin and Aperol Spritz’s for an underground bar that is a cross between the Grand Budapest Hotel and a Vegas boudoir and quite frankly, we are very settled to be getting amongst this!
The space previously housed the late nightclub Phoenix is unrecognisable, having been doused in pastel pink and kitted out like a fancy hotel lobby by the theme-loving team that brought you the Botanist and SoCal on the north side of the harbour, the Butler in Potts Point and Bondi Hardware. Imagine vintage opulence decked with dressing room light, archways and beams, bentwood chairs and exposed brick, it’s easy to understand why it’s the spot to kick back in after clock off and immerse yourself within it’s soul.