It already boasts three levels of goodness, and now inner city watering hole Electra House is adding yet another addition, this time to the ground floor.
The Post Masters Quarters, which will be known as PMQ, is an intimate space complete with plush blue velvet booths, marble-look tables, and pendant lighting.
Sitting just on the left when you first walk in the front door, the space originally housed poker machines, and has sat empty since they were removed in 2017.
Electra House’s Chad Hanson, said PMQ is for when you want to get away from the larger crowds, entertain a client, or just want a more private space for a drink or two after work.
“We really wanted to create a space that’s intimate and comfortable with an element of luxury and provide an elevated level of service,” he said.
The space is still under construction, with lots of finishing touches to come, but here’s a sneak peek of what to expect.
The name is a nod to the building’s history, with the space’s design by local architect Greg Bond from Atelier Bond incorporating the room’s original features while bringing it into the 21st century.
“The building was the telephone exchange in 1921 and the Post Master General was assigned to oversee it,” says Chad.
“So the room is an ode to him, with the giant bookshelf and plush furnishings – it’s designed to be like his study or drawing room.”
Your first chance to check out PMQ is during inner city wine festival, CBD & Vines.
The two-day festival will take over all three levels of Electra House, including PMQ which will host a whiskey lounge. (You can get tickets to CBD and Vines here.)
After that, PMQ will be open during the week for walk-ins, whether it’s a coffee catch-up during the day or cosy after work drinks.
On Friday and Saturday nights, PMQ will boast full table service, so you don’t even need to leave the luxe space.
Fridays are open for walk-ins, provided there’s a free spot. On Saturday night it’s by booking only, with bookings available for 2 to 18 people for smaller groups, or you can book out the whole space for up to 40 people.
In the coming months, they also plan to add a specific PMQ drinks list.
Electra House is at 131 King William Street and open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-late.
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