We all dream of a whirlwind holiday, but the realities of jetlag and airport lounges are not always as romantic as you imagine them to be, which is why on Wednesday night Heineken treated special guests to a round-the-world experience right here in their city.
Hosted upstairs at the Stables Bar, a beautifully converted old stable famed for their house-cured meats, guests were greeted by samba dancers and live percussionists before heading inside to experience a little taste of the world’s greatest cities, from Amsterdam (home of Heineken) to New York, Singapore, Rio De Janeiro and Berlin.
First stop was Singapore where guests were treated to a cold, crisp Heineken and delicious spring rolls, and soft shell crab sang choy bow. The next station was channeling Amsterdam with local Draught Ambassador Elyse educating guests about the art of a perfectly poured Heineken. Over at the New York corner, guests enjoyed hot dogs, smoked brisket sliders and mac’n’cheese bites; plus treat their ears to the soulful sounds of a live trumpet while enjoying a Cosmopolitan made by the Stables crew.
Adding some tropical vibes to winter in Perth, the Rio samba dancers helped amp up the party vibes, hitting the dancefloor with guests until the room was transformed into a Berlin-style club where DJs kept people dancing until midnight struck.
Because you always come home from a holiday with presents there was also a competition on the night to win tickets to see Flume, and the upcoming clash between the Wallabies and Argentina. All guests needed to do was answer the five questions displayed on the walls and hand their form to our friendly Time Out crew.
Sure, we’d all love to take six weeks off and go round the world like we’re still at uni, but for a night out with the heart of a holiday, the Heineken City Shapers Festival at the Stables hit the spot with a taste of the world’s great cities.
Get a taste of the Heineken City Shapers Festival Sydney: