A secret 1920's style speakeasy pop-up bar recently appeared in the Darlinghurst area of Sydney. The Doghouse is a dream bar creation by Melbournites Rob Dumaresq and Hugh Gurney, and interior decorator Adele Winteridge of Foolscap. Inspired by secrecy and concealment, the bar was completed as part of the design competition The Premise and features fold-away tables, vintage ornaments, beer bottle decorations and other eco-friendly materials. Open for only one more weekend, if you're in the area you'd better check this hidden spot out - if you can find it that is...
The bar is a living and drinking reminder of the 1920’s, speaking of a simpler time filled with older world goods and secret names for cocktails. Harking back to the ambiance of the 20’s, the bar tables fold up and away into the walls, beer bottles have been used as decoration and vintage decor is used extensively throughout the interior. Environmentally sustainable plywood was used to construct the tables, walls and bar space, and everything is modular and completely reusable. Moreover, the bar was installed in only five days and boasts the ability to be easily flat-packed away in less that. The Doghouse was named the official winner of The Premise competition on September 13th and opened its doors 24 days later.
Hidden behind a pet store in the Darilinghurst area of Sydney, the pop-up bar will be open for only a short time. In fact, this weekend is the last chance you’ll have to see it in Sydney, but since the entire bar can be taken down and flat packed, you just may see it pop up in city near you.
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