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83 on Club Street

Quirk-laden urban bar in Chinatown

The owners of L’Entrecôte and Sabio have described their new venture as ‘Jules Verne meets Banksy for escargot and a beer’. Clearly they are going for the urban-cult vote with their ground-floor shophouse bar and lounge on Club Street. Not content with the quirky collage-of-speakers- fronted bar, zigzag-patterned floors, hand-carved, life-sized tigers and art deco grills and frames, the walls – full-length paste-ups by urban artists – will get replaced every six to eight weeks. They’ve opened with a big pop too: Delamotte champagne is served by the magnum ($145 bottle, $15 glass), alongside draught Swiss beers and a playful contemporary menu of dishes like ‘Drunken’ Snail Croquettes ($15) and ‘Plate of Meat’ ($46) – lamb chops, Wagyu beef and roast chicken on one plate.

Drinks $7-$18

Venue name: 83 on Club Street
Address: 83 Club Street
Venue phone: 6220 4083
Website: http://83clubstreet.com
Opening hours: Mon-Thu noon-midnight, Fri noon-2am, Sat 5pm-2am
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