28 November 2009

King's Vault: Pop Up Bar, Darlinghurst (27 Nov 2009)

20 McLachlan Avenue, Darlinghurst NSW 2011

Pop Up Bars are the new black

First came Secret Dinners and Bars like Table for 20 and Sticky Bar, then there were Small Bars like Pocket Bar and Ching-a-lings, and now we have Pop Up Stores and Pop Up Bars in Sydney to tempt the Y-Gen with their Tweets. King's Vault is described on their website as a unique new bar that will open in Sydney, for a very short time and at a very secret location. The bar will literally ‘pop up’ overnight, and on behalf of Tourism Victoria, guests are invited to come in and experience the exceptional wines of the King Valley wine region.

I'm glad I got to check it out on it's last night and to try their prosecco and cheese plate which included 2 soft cheeses, 1 hard and 1 blue cheese which I thought was quite good value for $10 including olives. The makeshift bar included crates, biodegradable plates and cutlery, a single unisex toilet and light features made from cardboard I think. Looking forward to the next tweeted Pop Up Bar to check out.

Cheese Plate $10 (small)

Dal Zotto Pucino Prosecco NV, LaZona Prosecco NV, $10/glass each

Bar and features

Wine menu

Window view

Wall map

Aesop hand wash in toilet

Kitchen (left), single toilet at end


joey@FoodiePop said...

Pop-up bars really are the new black aren't they? Great review.

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi joey, thanks for reading the review. just waiting for pop-up restaurants now to become more mainstream :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Simon, I was there that night! We got there about 8 and left at about 10. Didn't see you snapping away and judging by your photos you must've been there somewhat earlier. Love the concept. Should be encouraged.

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi gobsmack'd, i think i was leaving about that time and got there about 6.15 pm. glad you got to check it out on the last night. i sat at the front where the park benches were :-)

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