Sydney is welcoming a new bar with an old school charm. The Long Goodbye is a moody cocktail bar that pays homage to the film noir era, complete with live jazz and blues, and classic cocktails.
The Long Goodbye takes its patrons on a journey to the 1940s and 1950s post-war era. Antique artworks, leather lounges, ornate chairs and elaborate candelabras set the tone for the dimly lit venue.
With a desire to bring some old fashioned service to the city, bar manager and owner Flynn McLennan said he wanted to revive the classic cocktail bar.
“We’re trying to take city bars back to what they should be about – making the customer feel special, and serving up cocktails done really well. The Japanese have been doing this for years, and we wanted to emulate that easy-drinking vibe here in Darlinghurst,” said McLennan.
Far from old-fashioned, however, is McLennan’s approach to the cocktails. Employing the help of a chemist friend, McLennan has developed a range of house-made liqueurs with a scientific twist.
“We’re using an ultrasonic machine to add flavour to the base liquor,” McLennan revealed. “We’ve created some unique flavours including a duck fat washed apricot brandy, strawberry balsamic shrub and chili bitters.”
Signature cocktails include The Long Goodbye with house-made lime syrup, mezcal and mint; and Danté’s Sour with black sesame honey, lemon, ginger, rye whiskey and egg white.
The Long Goodbye is located at the former Hazy Rose site, 1/83 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst NSW. For more information, visit their Facebook.