A Chicago speakeasy-styled pop-up bar called Five Eliza is now running until October 2 in Newtown as part of the Fringe Festival. Actually, it’s been running since September 9 but hey, it’s better to be late than never, right? Right?
Five Eliza is located in The School of Arts Ballroom, which is a hundred years old and features high ornate ceilings and chandeliers. 5 Eliza’s attractions include:
- Live music Tuesday to Saturday nights from 8pm (for example, Tuesdays and Wednesdays feature jazz from Geoff Bull’s New Orleans Four)
- Classic cocktails such as Whiskey Sours, Sazeracs plus there’ll be an absinthe fountain
- Pastries, pies, rolls and quiches from the local Black Star patisserie
There’ll also be a two-hour weekly Green Fairy absinthe masterclass (history, alchemy, mixing and drinking) each Saturday at 12noon (Sept 24 and Oct 1) that costs $20. To be honest, Bar Zine has never been a fan of this Czech absinthe but then again we are absinthe snobs.
5 Eliza – Fringe Club, 5 Eliza Street, Newtown (behind the Zanzibar Hotel). Open 5pm until midnight every day. See the 5 Elzia website