Last night we held our last Urban Chic Happy Hour for the year in the 1920′s styled speakeasy bar, Former Glory at The East Village Hotel.
The East Village Hotel, is a charming heritage neighbourhood bar, nestled in the backstreets of Darlinghurst, with a colourful history. Once a favourite haunt for the Sydney underworld crime gang, including the infamous Tilly Devine, the hotel was often referred to as the ‘Bloodhouse’, a reference earned due to the violence that took place inside.
The three level pub has now been lovingly restored to its former glory and retains its heritage charm. The Dining Room, headed up by Adam Spencer, serves up tasty English pub and modern Australian food. As well as the front bar, there is also a pretty impressive Rooftop terrace (something to keep in mind for Summer).
But, for our Happy Hour, we chose to enjoy the Former Glory bar, a private room with its own bar and a glamorous space, with luxurious chesterfields, 1920′s memorabilia and a stunning view of the city skyline.
Close to 100 people attended on the night, fully embracing our simple concept of getting people together to have a drink and a good time. We couldn’t help but feel a little chuffed as we looked around the room, to see all the smiling faces and virtual strangers chatting away like old friends. That’s exactly what we like to see. People from all walks of life, coming together to find common ground over a simple shared love of having a drink and a fun time.
Here are some photos from the night:
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A big thank you to all who attended and shared this wonderful evening with us. We’d love to hear your feedback, so please feel free to comment below.
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Photos by: T. Whitaker Photography
The East Village Hotel, 234 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst
+61 2 9331 5457
Category: Urban Chic Events
About the Author (Author Profile)Shannon Cremer, Co-Founder of Urban Chic Guides, is a self confessed foodie, wine enthusiast, serial traveler, entrepreneur and professional networker. It’s fair to say Shannon has spent the majority of her free time eating and entertaining her way through some of the world’s great cities. When she’s not preparing travel itineraries or planning dinners and events for some of the world’s top and most discerning CEO’s, that is. Many an event venue has been found or restaurant recommendation lovingly penned by her hand and thus, Urban Chic Guides was born. Shannon believes wholeheartedly in foods ability to bring people together, to share and connect and it is this passion that drives Urban Chic Guides.
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