I think this brings new (arm-stretching) meaning to the term “pop-up bar”. At The Doghouse in Darlinghurst, the tables literally spring out from the walls (see below). And the beer bottles are hoisted about by a rope-and-pulley system.
I asked the bar’s interior architect, Adele Winteridge of Foolscap, whether this was tricky to do. Turns out it’s all based on “old-fashioned technology”. That would be fitting, as the space is meant to evoke the past. It’s a speak-easy bar – a living (and drinking) reminder of the 1920s – that was put together in 24 days. The Doghouse is the brainspark of Melbournites Rob Dumaresq and Hugh Gurney – winners of Drambuie’s design-your-dream-bar competition, The Premise.
I’ve yet to see this in person but seeing as The Doghouse will be only open for one last weekend before it’s flatpacked away, I thought I should put up a visual reminder (and visual encouragement) to check out the space.
Photos courtesy of Foolscap
The Doghouse, Rooftop, The Village, 287A Liverpool St, Darlinghurst. Open Thurs-Sunday, 6pm-12am, for one final weekend.