With just four days until Sydney Bar Week kicks off, events are booking up fast: tickets to the Bartenders Brunch, Business of Bars Conference, Hendrick’s Innovation Workshop, Native Foraging Masterclass, and the Bar Awards are all sold out.
And tickets to the big, only-at-Bar-Week collaboration between The Barber Shop and Singapore’s ATLAS is close to booked out as well, with just 25 spaces left — click here to get your ticket now.
In terms of ambition, it’s fair to say that Singapore bar ATLAS is probably the world’s most ambitious gin bar. When ATLAS opened in Singapore earlier this year, they brought a five star European grand lobby and bar vision to life in one of the city state’s most exclusive addresses — and they brought more gin than you’ve ever seen before in one place.
And come Wednesday 20 September, they’ll be taking over The Barber Shop — Australia’s reigning Gin Bar of the Year — for a Bar Week closing party to remember.
Australian expat Jason Williams and ATLAS head bartender Roman Foltan are making the trip from Singapore to The Barber Shop and they’re planning on bringing the full ATLAS experience.
“ATLAS is a modern rendition of grand European lobby’s, cafes and bars of the art deco period,” says Williams when asked what we can expect from the takeover. “It’s a celebration of art deco design, architecture and art, but also of the culinary and drinking custom. All parts of the experience are designed to bring to life the narrative of Europe 1915 to 1939.
“We are bringing what we can and the team at The Barber Shop are working on some cool venue elements on their end,” he says. “We will have our soundtrack, signature cocktails and lots of ATLAS Martinis.”
“I got the full tour by Jason Williams when I was over in Singapore earlier this year,” says the Barber Shop’s Mike Enright. “The effort that has gone into the creation of this gin bar is mind blowing.
“We really want to bring ATLAS to life in Sydney. We’ll be graced by Jason and Roman behind the bar telling their story and presenting awesome drinks for us to experience,” he says.
WHAT: The Barber Shop X ATLAS Takeover & Closing Party
DATE: Wednesday, 20th September
TIME: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
WHERE: The Barber Shop, 89 York Street, Sydney
TICKETS: $30 incl. 2 x complimentary cocktails — click here to secure yours.
Atlas Singapore is taking over The Barbershop and teaming up with Bombay Sapphire to host the final hours of Bar Week. Make sure you finish Bar Week with a bang.