East Village is a 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 (our favourite part).
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 takes a far more casual approach, with bright, summery cocktails and a light, fresh menu to match the unbeatable views. And from 10 March 2018, it'll even be the proud owner of a Bloody Mary buffet errry weekend. Exactly what you're picturing, you'll be heading to the buffet table to DIY your own concoction, so you'll start with choosing your base spirit then add things like bacon, flavoured salts and all the hot sauce. The buffet is available every Saturday and Sunday, 10am till 2pm and we absolutely recommend you pair it with the fried chicken and waffles (because YOLO) or the green vegan nourish bowl (because balance).