For those out there who’ve got an endless love affair with New York, listen up… We’ve got some bloody brilliant news for you. New bar BRKLYN is on its way, and Glam got a sneak peek. FYI it is going to be awesome!!
If you’ve stepped off the subway in Brooklyn and wandered its streets you’d no doubt have fallen for its stunning old architecture that houses a plethora of funky bars and eateries. If you haven’t, well, forget the plane ticket because you can be transported to one of those very streets just by heading to Adelaide’s East End.
We know we’ve said this often, as Adelaide has been bringing the goods lately with unique venues, but we’ve never seen anything quite like this. Let us paint a rich picture for you…
In the Rundle Street site of the old Soundpond studio (and short lived bar) will be the new BRKLYN. Upon walking up the staircase you’ll arrive at the aforementioned subway stop. You’ll leave the virtual subway station and stroll down a virtual street that seems to have been plucked straight from Long Island.
Absorb the sites and smells as you peer into the windows of individual ‘shops’, such as the liquor store or the deli. Here you’ll be able to see the chefs whipping up traditional Brooklynite grub, like cream cheese and smoked salmon bagels and roast beef sandwiches, all available for purchase, of course!
The next store holds a pretty big secret which is yet to be revealed. Young gun owners Alistair Loose and Rashaad Chenia were pretty tight lipped, but noticeably excited about what’s to be revealed there.
The next store along will ensure that this new bar doesn’t mean the end of Soundpond Studio. The fully sound-proof room will play host to a freshly rebranded radio station, which is broadcast worldwide. So you can watch musical genius be created, while sipping on a spectacular cocktail.
Which then brings us to possibly the most important shop front, the bar itself. The drinks menu selection is going to have a heavy focus on New York style cocktails, the forte of owner Alistair. As far as the rest of the beverage options go, there will be Brooklyn Lager on tap (of course), and a range of New York style beers from local producers. The same goes for wine, “We’d be stupid not to utilise the great SA produce we have on offer here” says Alistair. We couldn’t agree more.
The fit out, although currently still in the process of being finished, is being put together by Matiya Marovich of Sans-Arc Studio. Who, if you didn’t know, has been designing the hottest venues around town lately (think Pink Moon Saloon and Gondola Gondola), so you just know it’s gonna be amazing.
It’s been an unbelievable turn around in just six months, from a completely blank canvas to this vibrant and original venue. The team here have worked both in the high end local and international hospitality scenes, so their wide spread experience combined will certainly bring something fresh to the table.
Just like in Brooklyn, this will be a perfect spot to grab a late night bite to eat, drink something quintessentially ‘New York’ and absorb a whole lotta atmosphere. It’s pedal to the metal now, with the doors set to be opening to the public mid-March. Keep your eyes peeled, Glam is certain to be front and centre when the time for the big reveal arrives.
260a Rundle Street, Adelaide