Owners and operators, Michael and Zara Madrusan behind Made In The Shade group (The Everleigh, Connie’s Pizza, Heartbreaker, Navy Strength Ice Co, and The Everleigh Bottling Co) have recently revamped their award-winning venue The Everleigh. Updating the interior design and renewing the food menu, the venue boasts subtle changes that are merely part of the venue’s evolution.
“We’re moving into a new phase for The Ev and continuously looking to up the ante. After recently being awarded national Cocktail Bar of the Year at Australian Bartender’s annual Bar Awards, we are reminded of how the bar has matured in her seven years on Gertrude Street. We’ve broadened the scope of what The Everleigh is as she grows, offering more for our guests across food, wine and design”, says Michael.
The revamp includes soft tones featured throughout and rich textiles warm the seating area. A couple of the bar’s famous leather booths have been removed in place of hexagonal mirrored tables and velvet armchairs to create more open space that caters to both couples and larger groups.
The renovated venue offers a new private room, The Starling Room. This space can be booked exclusively for intimate drinks with friends, and with more seats at the bar than ever, plus standing room for those passing through, The Everleigh 2.0 need not only be reserved for that special occasion, but enjoyed for elevated drinking experiences seven nights a week.
Zara says, “We’re all about the customers’ experience and have observed what people want from the space over the years. We knew our guests were after a bit more vibe and interaction, so we opened up the seating and changed the flavour of the space a little to better cater to that energy.”
“As we continue to evolve, we endeavour to introduce a relevant offering for our customers and we felt food was definitely a strong addition for The Everleigh 2.0”
The heart of The Everleigh’s offering is their drinks menu. Featuring classic cocktails, house curated drinks or Bartender’s Choice which allows the bartender to create a bespoke cocktail based on the customers prefered flavour profile. The new menu also offers an impressive wine list.
The Everleigh, Level 1, 150-156 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy