This laneway bar is your new après work drinks destination

This laneway bar is your new après work drinks destination

Bottoms up

Text: Lucie Clark

Popular Sydney City Greek taverna, 1821 has added a sublime, dedicated cocktail lounge, Bar Odessa, with a separate, super slick laneway entrance

Opening this Saturday March 25, Bar Odessa fills a gap in the inner city cocktail hour market for a luxe watering hole with a 007 high-glamour vibe. The nine-to-five will be completely forgotten when you sink into the soft, red velvet lounges, freshly mixed cocktail in hand.

Bar Odessa

The opening date has special significance referencing the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the cultural ties don't stop there, "We called it Odessa," says chef David Tsirekas,"because Greek diplomats and generals, all who were exiled after the Ottoman occupation in Greece, lived in Odessa... The town of Odessa belonged to the Ottomans, but thanks to the help of friendly Russians and the assistance of Catherine The Great, the famous city was liberated." Cheers to that.

Bar Odessa cocktails and snacks

Bar Odessa will offer a slew of delicious cocktails like Moscow mules, an extensive, tightly edited wine menu and bite sized bar snacks from the 1821 kitchen upstairs. For the high rollers they've got an exclusive bottle service whereby if you buy a bottle of Beluga vodka, you'll get a plaque with your moniker on it that will sit beside the bottle in a display cabinet giving you eternal set-in-stone "I've been here" bragging rights.

Bar Odessa is located at 122 Pitt St, Sydney (entrance also via the laneway directly behind 1821). Opening this Saturday March 25 at 9pm. Regular trading hours will be Wednesday - Friday 5pm until late and Saturday 7pm until late.

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