The Long Goodbye is the latest bar to join the Darlinghurst restaurant-cocktail mecca - but this is certainly not your usual happy- hour joint. The Sydney bar is named after Raymond Chandler's classic novel, and perfectly sets the tone for the film noir-inspired space.
"We're trying to take city bars back to what they should be about - making the customer feel special, and serving up cocktails done really well. The Japanese have been doing this for years, and we wanted to emulate that easy-drinking vibe here in Darlinghurst," explained manager and owner Flynn McLennan.
The menus are hand-typed on a vintage typewriter and include signature cocktails infused with unique flavours like a strawberry blonde with lemon curd, egg white and soda, sour with black sesame honey all with house made liquors. The Long Goodbye's food also encapsulates the essence of the Noir era, with charcuterie boards, cheese boards and a range of mouth-watering toastie to choose form.
The interiors were designed to induce the moody atmosphere of post-war 1950's; with dark leather ornate chairs, antique decor, and candelabras that were all sourced from local antiques markets and vintage stores.
The Long Goodbye is located at the former Hazy Rose site, 1/83 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst NSW.