MELBOURNE’S BAR AMERICANO TO TAKE UP RESIDENCY AT ICEBERGS


Tucked away within Melbourne’s laneways, Bar Americano opened in 2011 as an homage to the Golden Age of drinking, the “American Bar” time. The concept was born out of foreign demand; well-heeled Europeans discovered these liquid delights in the Jazz cities of Chicago and New York. They (along with the thirsty Yanks fleeing the drought of Prohibition) cried out for these innovative concoctions back in Europe. The “American Bar” is the perfect balance of American “get-up-n-go” and refined European service.

Bar Americano prides itself on a drinks menu of just eight to ten select cocktails per night, reflecting the season and the creative whims of bartender and founder Matt Bax. Every sip unveils the layers and secrets behind what Matt describes as “simple” classics. Recreating this at the Icebergs Bar will accommodate seven guests seated or ten guests standing. The bar also has only ten people standing.

This exclusive space will be available for individual and group bookings from Thursday 31 March to Sunday 1 May.

The residency is a collaboration with Bacardi-Martini, and will feature cocktails including Tequila Patrón, Grey Goose Vodka and Bombay Sapphire Gin.

Bacardi-Martini’s Marketing Director for Australia and New Zealand, Sarah Nichols said, “This is an exciting opportunity for Bacardi-Martini Australia to have three of its of premium brands at Bondi’s iconic Icebergs Bar, with the backdrop of one of Australia’s best views.

Bar Americano will give cocktail lovers an intimate experience by receiving unmatched service and the utmost care and quality into the signature cocktails they know and love, as well as adding a few surprises along the way.”

Where & Residency Dates
Icebergs Bar, 1 Notts Avenue Bondi Beach
Thursday 31 March to Sunday 1 May

Session Times
2.00pm – 3.30pm – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
4.00pm – 5.30pm – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
6.00pm – 7.30pm – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
8.00pm – 9.30pm – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

How to Book
Book your session online via idrb.com
$80 pp pre-paid, (will be taken off final bill)

Group Reservations
The Bar Americano pop-up also welcomes exclusive hires, group reservations, pre-dinner or lunchtime drinks, perfect for corporate or celebratory events. Seven guests seated and 10 guests standing can be accommodated.

DRINKS

SWEET
Bombolone
The tart Tuscan wonder. House Patron Limoncello, Amaro Americano, Italian Aperitivi and fresh lemon all charged with icy DOC Prosecco. Bold, refreshing and ridiculously Italian.

No. 8 Mimosa
Fermented Ruby Red Grapefruit, House Grapefruitchello. Italian Bitters Grey Goose Vodka, all charged with DOC Prosecco.

SOUR
Aviation
Floral Bombay Sapphire Gin, fresh lemon, and perfumed aromatic cherry.

Rick Dalton
Inspired by Rick’s Hollywood Poolside Blending. Patrón Silver Tequila, Spaghetti Western herbal liqueurs, Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum and fresh-pressed lime. Frozen and blended, of course.

SPICE
Americano
Our namesake and the most underrated cocktail on the planet. The drink that inspired the Negroni and we say probably still trumps it. A bittersweet symphony of Italian Martini & House vermouths, Northern Italian Aperitvi and a refreshing twist of citrus.

Antica Fashionista
Our homage to Mr Terzini. Our (very Italian) version of the classic Old Fashioned. Whiskies, Amaro Americano, aged & spiced fruit gum syrup with aromatic bitters.

DRY
Negroni
Many say this is the best in the world but can bar talk be relied upon? A simple but secret blend of Bombay Sapphire Gin, Martini, House Vermouths & Italian Bitters.

2+2=5 Martini
Catch it before it disappears like the rest of our culture today, down the memory hole. Curated by the Ministry of Truth. Bombay Sapphire Gin, Grey Goose Vodka + House Vermouths, Disputed Territory Bitters = 5.

SNACKS
Pecorino & Alto Olives 8
Wasabi Melon & David Blackmore Wagyu Bresaola 12
Smoked Bacala & Yarra Valley Salmon Roe Cruller 12
Cotechino & Fontina Burger 18
Bombolone, Beef Fat Caramel 10

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