The strippers poles have been removed (you know me – I did look) when the BAR FLY and her underbelly entourage attended the launch party for this new Kings Cross courtyard bar. Without the option for pole dancing, the BAR FLY friends settled in for cocktails and cigarettes – half the late night opener is outdoors: resplendent with umbrellas, potted palms and wrought iron furniture. Bartender Nick and I were in the minority with our favourite cocktail Raspberry Lavender Collins ($18). Apparently the crowd pleaser since soft opening has been the easy to drink El Mariachi: tequila, fresh watermelon, bird’s eye chili, lime and sugar. Bubbles, whites, rose and reds are available by the glass. Top marks though go to the perfect outdoor selection of 5 Pitchers (white, red, rose sangrias and Classic Pimms and Pimms Royal) and 5 shots on the list.
The Courtyard Bar
33 Bayswater Road, Potts Point
Republished from my weekly BAR FLY newspaper column for the Alternatived Media Group.