Step into BRKLYN, Adelaide’s hottest new small bar taking the city by storm.
Last night marked the official opening of New York City inspired bar BRKLYN, located 260a Rundle Street. The launch night consisted of endless flowing drinks and tasty treats, accompanied by chilled beats from the likes of resident DJ’s Tom Reeve and David Musch. Being fitted out rather fantastically despite working with a relatively small space, this thriving new bar offers a distinct Brooklyn street vibe and is uniquely lined with small ‘shops’ along the entrance, contributing to a ‘street-like’ feel.
At the launch, we made our first stop Sunshine Delicatessen: an ‘informal sandwich shop’ offering your typical NYC treats. With all dishes made in-house, the menu is without a doubt inherently fresh and flavoursome. We happily indulged in some pickled goods, old bay popcorn with chilli flakes and parmesan, eggplant and feta croquettes and some delectable pastrami on rye.
The wonderful chef Jordan Christopher made each of the canapes on an open-kitchen space, allowing onlookers to observe his techniques. BRKYLN’s patrons can expect to see only the finest cold cuts and cheese platters on the menu, as well as some fresh lobster rolls and oysters for those who love their seafood! Fortunately, the kitchen is also due to be open 4pm til late, satisfying your late-night drunken feed needs.
Our next stop was Vincenzo’s Barbershop, a special late-night barber similarly open til late, yet servicing all your late-night hair desires instead. Vincenzo’s is decked out in playful wall deco and a colour palette of calming turquoise on whites. Two barber chairs sit central to the room, and large mirrors stand side-by-side in front of them. No ladies and gentlemen, this is not a drill; men and women alike will be welcomed into the barbershop in between drinks and eats to get a swift cut and style before heading back out again. Genius idea!
The third shop was, in fact, the new and refurbished Soundpond studio, completed with super sound-proofing, a large DJ booth and some couch space. This is the room in which DJ’s Reeve and Musch were streaming their tunes live from, making the music from inside the studio and pumping it back out to the rest of BRKLYN bar. An array of talented local DJs are set be on rotation at Soundpond studio between 2pm and 12am, 7 days a week, with streaming live online coming soon as well.
Last but not least we visited BRKLYN bar, the final destination of our BRKLYN journey. The bar itself stretches down from either side of the room providing patrons with a great selection of premium spirits and quality house pours, as well as craft beers, local wines and an American-inspired cocktail list. We enjoyed sipping on our Penfolds riesling while snakcing on some olives and pretzels, engaging in the vibrant atmosphere that is Adelaide’s newest small bar, BRKLYN.
BRKLYN is undoubtedly a giant contributor to the exciting resurgence of Adelaide’s East End, standing with the likes of NOLA and Mr Goodbar. We can’t wait to come back and relive the BRKLYN journey all over again… East-end bar crawl anyone?
[Update: BRKLYN is now a speakeasy gin and cocktail bar with a beautiful terrace overlooking Rundle Street]