Saturday is arguably the best day in the week. It can be spent watching movies with your significant other, sharing a cheese platter with friends or smashing out a sweat session at the gym.
However, Saturdays are best spent planning a night out with friends. For the night owls, Saturdays are perfect for taking a trip underground to Bank Street Social on, can you guess, Bank Street.
The Adelaidian did just that and headed downstairs to immerse in the dim-lit, classy goodness that is Bank Street Social to sample their new barrel aged cocktails.
This week heralded the launch of Bank Street’s Barrel Aged Cocktail Co as well as their brand new private space, The Loft. The lads and lasses at this establishment have thought outside the box by bottling the liquor and sweet vermouth (fortified wine) in Barossa-made oak barrels for a minimum of six weeks, making for full-bodied, potent and aromatic cocktails.
First up was the Negroni, which I was told is a ‘life changer’ for virgins like myself. Equal parts gin, Campari and the cocktail staple, sweet vermouth and garnished with orange zest, this one was bitter, strong and zesty.
A different take on the classic Martini, The Martinez was made with gin and sweet vermouth, this cocktail was less bitter than the Negroni. It was garnished with orange zest for a twist of sweetness.
Last but not least, The Manhattan consisted of whiskey and sweet vermouth, topped with a maraschino cherry.
Bank Street’s new hangout, The Loft, situated at the back of the basement provides an intimate, comfortable place for couples to have a drink and sink in the tunes being mixed by DJs below.
Guests were also treated to stone-cooked pizzas from the Bank Street Pizza Bar. Made from locally sourced ingredients from SA’s best gourmet food producers, the flavours were inspired by the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and the Riverland.
With the launch of both The Loft and new additions to the cocktail list, Bank Street has given us another excuse to get off the couch and spend our Saturdays (and any other day of the weekend) underground!