First off, check out the new hairstyle….. I’ve never in my entire life had hair this long and thank goodness for Shannon my fab hairdresser!!!!! He has managed to make me love my long hair and given me a gorgeous style for a night at the new local bar.
My good friend Heather and I popped around the cnr a couple of nights ago for a catch up and to check this place out. Mainly to reassure ourselves it really wasn’t a mirage, the rumors were true, IT WAS OPEN.
This place was once a carpeted, unstylish bar, and has now been taken over by the clever Scott and Jacqui! Hallelujah for us locals!! With an opening date sign posted up on the window stating Jan as the ‘official date’, we were to be disappointed. First off it was Nov which excited me as it meant my sister and BIL who were coming over from Sydney could join us for a tipple. Then is changed Dec, Jan, Feb, then yes, March, then they jumped to May…well we gave up at that point. And the poor girls at “The Store”, got sick of the constant questioning, “when, when, when, will we be able to drink and stumble home?????
It finally opened this week, and why am I so excited? Well its a mere hop, skip and a jump from my house…..and I’m convinced it’ll soon become a local hangout (if it hasn’t in the first week opened). Hmmm think if I get a baby monitor I may just be able to hear the kids wake up while i’m there…..No just winding you up, calm down!!!
I think the delayed opening dates only have made it a legend in its own right. One local resident who is currently residing in splendor in Canada, upon seeing one of my FB photos saying it was opening a month ago promptly requested someone write ‘yeah right’ under the latest ‘opening date’ in true Tui Beer style…..wish i’d taken a photo of that!! Yes some did write that underneath!
When we managed to get in the front door (which is a tad tricky, given it was stuck and there was a man on a seat preventing it opening (hmmmmmm there’s one serious design flaw, can’t get in the door is a big one I’d say!). Jeremy, the manager of many, welcomed us. Many of you will know who he is and those that don’t, when you visit he will make you feel like an old friend.
No, that’s not Jeremy in the photo to the right, he refused to let me photograph him, even though I tried my hardest to persuade him! But as you can see this young man was very obliging for me.
Heather and I had a bite to eat, yummy gnocchi, fried chicken, salad, potato fritters (yes really). All washed down with vodka, lime and lemonade….nothing like spirits to wash away that flu-ey feeling right?
I recommend you giving it a go, it wasn’t packed, we managed to easily get seats and there were still a few free…..So who’s going to check it out and if you have, let me know what you think?
Ps. I forgot to mention they have this cool wine bottle oxidiser thing that means they can open an expensive bottle and sell a 75ml drop and then re:pressurise it. This means if you want to drop $45 for 75ml of Sassicia from Tuscany then you now have the option otherwise buy a bottle which will set you back a mere $445.