A welcome antidote to slick corporate bar culture, the Coffee Pot is a gloriously nerdy time capsule with $5 beers
The past is never dead. It isn't even past. So said William Faulkner, a writer you wouldn't be surprised to hear quoted at the Coffee Pot – a speakeasy where the evidence is all around you. VHS cassettes, retro movie posters, paperbacks and yellowing issues of The Truth newspaper are all accoutrements adding to the bar's atmosphere of yesteryear.
The venue itself was a low-rent café back in the 1980s, popular with the white-makeup, black-robe crowd that stood empty since the turn of the millenium. Then Cassandra Tombs and Bryan Lynagh of the Tuxedo Cat took it over.
They've kept the retro carpet and seating. Now it's a bar that has $5 tinnies and celebrates Kate Bush Wednesday, playing highlights from the 'Wuthering Heights' chanteuse's weird and wonderful back catalogue. That's a celebration we can really, really get behind.
|Venue name:||The Coffee Pot|
27 Rundle Mall
|Opening hours:||Wed-Sun 3pm-late|