East Village Sydney has finally reopened and it's set to become an inner city institution.
The 100-year old Darlinghurst watering hole (spanning over four levels) has been completely renovated and redesigned by Goodtime Hospitality group (the geniuses behind West Village), and it includes a wine pub, old-school gentleman’s sports bar and rooftop terrace (opening in November).
Head upstairs to the Athletic Club and you’ll walk into a completely different decade. With darkened panelling, classic worn leather booths, a poker table and plenty of TVs, it’s a sports lovers absolute dream. Dark spirit cocktails and boilermakers rule the drinks list and they’ll even be exclusive club memberships on offer for those who are real fans.
Downstairs is a different story. The Public Bar is all about wine, glorious wine. Think wine-based cocktails and a hanging vino board that lights up when a wine becomes available (the selection changes throughout the day and rotates every week!). The food is everything you could want from a pub (but better), full of modern twists and total flavour updates.
The rooftop terrace will take a far more casual approach, with bright, summery cocktails and a light, fresh menu to match the unbeatable views.